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  • I have a bit of an unusual request, and haven’t been able to resolve it on my own. I have two blogs that I would like to keep private, but I would like to trackback/pingback between them. Originally, I was using carthik’s Registered_only plugin, but, as you can see from my comments with carthik, it won’t do what I’d like.

    I have spent a good deal of time messing around with my .htaccess file. Here’s the latest version:

    <Files xmlrpc.php>
    Order Deny,Allow
    </Files>

    <Files wp-trackback.php>
    Order Deny,Allow
    </Files>

    AuthUserFile /home/mysite/.htpasswd
    AuthGroupFile /dev/null
    AuthName EnterPassword
    AuthType Basic

    require user admin

    That doesn’t seem to work, though, when I test using Red Alt’s pingback or trackback testers.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to restrict access to a blog while allowing pingbacks and trackbacks? Thanks.

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  • Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    If you could, you could then ping me, or trackback to me but I wouldn’t be able to see what you had written ? Doesn’t that in part defeat the object of these tools being to aid discussion ?

    In my case, I don’t think so, because I’ll be pinging myself on the other blog, or on the same blog. I’m using WP as a note-taking tool for my research, and thus I like to cross-reference notes on one topic with those on another.

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