Support » Fixing WordPress » Serious Trackback Problem

  • Hello Folks,

    I’m just starting http://www.clevelandtownhall.com and the trackbacks don’t work. I activited them under the options settings.

    So I tried to add a section which would display the track back url, and I tried that trackback on another site and it gave errors. What am I doing wrong?

    thank you 🙂

Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 34 total)
  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Are you having trouble sending trackbacks, or receiving trackbacks? And, are you a DreamHost customer?

    I own an account with them, but my site isn’t hosted there. Why do you ask?

    I’m having problems receiving trackbacks, as the trackback url link didnt initially show up. I added the code to show the track back link, but that link doesn’t work.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    I own an account with them, but my site isn’t hosted there. Why do you ask?

    Because of this: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/31828

    I’m having problems receiving trackbacks, as the trackback url link didnt initially show up. I added the code to show the track back link, but that link doesn’t work.

    The post’s link (permalink) is the trackback URL.

    Nope that also doesn’t work

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Try testing by sending a trackback from this test blog: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/TestTrack/

    ah! very nice- the trackback link works!

    I wonder why it wasn’t working from a seperate b2evo blog. but yeah- many thanks!

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    More than likely, the b2evo blog is having trouble sending trackbacks. Try sending a trackback to the test blog from the b2evo blog.

    Nope! it didnt work

    what was happening in b2evo was- since there is a transition page showing you the progress of pings, it would show me the entire html- graphics and all- of my wordpress site. very strange

    is there a site to test SENDING trackbacks?

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Yep, send one to any of the posts on the test blog. The post links (permalinks) are the trackback URLs.

    Nope that doesn’t work

    Looks like I can’t send tracbacks

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Sounds like a problem for the b2evo support forums: http://forums.b2evolution.net/

    I also tried to send a trackback to a post on http://www.clevelandtownhall.com using this service:

    http://kalsey.com/tools/trackback/

    And it doesn’t work- I think I’m still having trouble accepting trackbacks.

    In case anyone missed it, Matt has commented about fopen being required on servers in order for “several important parts” of WordPress to work — see DreamHost and Receiving Pingbacks.

    I’d like to know, too, what “important parts” those might be as it might help some of us to debug our server setups.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    Is this DH action in response to anything MT-related that has caught WP in the crossfire ?

    Since this is one of the ongoing TB/PB threads, I’ll note my small debugging progress here.

    First, I’ve checked with my upline host (Verio) and verified that fopen (a function or feature of PHP) is running on the server.

    Secondly, I note this entry in my server error log:

    PHP Parse error: parse error, unexpected ';' in /wp/xmlrpc.php on line 767
    which does not make sense, as line 767 says:
    $struct['htmlUrl'] = wp_specialchars(get_category_link($cat['cat_ID']);

    Might the problem be somewhere else in that file? xmlrpc.php seems to be the only file containing the fopen command. I’m no PHP expert, but I’ll see what I can track down in this regard, especially as neither of my 1.2 blogs seem to be sending out trackbacks.

Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 34 total)
  • The topic ‘Serious Trackback Problem’ is closed to new replies.