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Perma link & Trackback – how to?

  • I’ve just set up my WordPress 2.02 blog and I’m using Wucoco two col theme(cred!).

    I can’t seem to figure out how to get permanent links to my posts or how to get Trackback to work.

    When I write a new post I see a section called “Trackbacks” with a text field titled: “Send trackbacks to:”.
    Ok… but what do I write in that field?

    And permanent links…
    I’m not seeing these links in my blog or my posts. And I can’t find anything about it in the wp-admin either.

    Thanks for any help you can offer! 🙂


    Tommy

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  • Chris_K
    Member

    @handysolo

    This part of the intro to blogging may be helpful: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Trackbacks

    And for Permalinks, perhaps here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Pretty_Permalinks

    Heck, probably wouldn’t hurt to just browse the entire page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging

    Thanks for the links but I know what these things are. I just don’t know how to get them to work in my blog.

    Regarding permalinks; my URL is good and pretty. It has a date and title structure. 2006/06/15/posttitle
    But there’s no link in the post.
    I want a link called “permalink to this post” or something like that. I see that all the time in other blogs.

    I still don’t understand how to provide the trackback URL when I write a post.
    Shouldn’t a trackback URL automatically be displayed by my posts?
    Then a reader can copy that URL and enter it as a trackback when he/she is writing a post with a trackback.

    Chris_K
    Member

    @handysolo

    Regarding permalinks; my URL is good and pretty. It has a date and title structure. 2006/06/15/posttitle
    But there’s no link in the post.
    I want a link called “permalink to this post” or something like that. I see that all the time in other blogs.

    That’s a function of the theme you’re using. If your theme doesn’t provide it, you can edit it to add that link where you like. (I may suggest you look at other themes’ code to get a feeling for how you might do that). The tag you’d want to add is trackback_url()

    I still don’t understand how to provide the trackback URL when I write a post.
    Shouldn’t a trackback URL automatically be displayed by my posts?
    Then a reader can copy that URL and enter it as a trackback when he/she is writing a post with a trackback.

    You’re thinking about it too hard! When you are writing a post, the trackback field on that screen is for YOU to enter trackbacks to other folks’ links in your post. To let THEM know you linked ’em. Or, you leave that field blank and WP will ‘ping’ each link in your post automagically.

    Thanks HandySolo! 🙂

    Ok I’ll edit in trackback_url() later. That’s probably exactly what I needed.

    About the trackback edit field when writing a post – I understand now that it’s for me.
    But I’ve seen in some blogs, when reading a post, the trackback URL visible to be helpful.
    Like: “Trackback URL for this entry”.
    That’s what I’d like to offer.

    Hmmm… as I’m writing this it dawns on me; is the trackback_url() the same for displaying permalinks and trackback URLs?

    1. The title of every post of yours is the permalink to your post.
    2. Your theme does NOT display the trackback URL/URI for your posts – you should look at how it is done in the two themes shipped with WP and add the code to your theme.

    Good idea, I’ll do that moshu.

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