Forgive the ignorance I am about to show here.
Ok...so I have built a blog on WordPress.
I believe it's 2.0.1
I have enabled the following options:
Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)
Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)
Allow people to post comments on the article
I can see "incoming links" on the dashboard ... but nothing shows up in the comments as trackbacks.
Here are the factors that may be complicating things.
1) Link format.
The support thread I read that was a similar issue had to do with the format of the trackback link.
While this may be an issue... shouldn't the pingback functionality STILL work?
I have tried both methods with no luck.
But for the sake of compete disclosure...
When I place the trackback URL into a browser window I get:
The document has moved here.
To be honest I'm not sure if that's supposed to happen or not.
I EXPECTED to end up at the permalink page.
So that may be an issue...
But even if it is why would the pingbacks not be working?
2) I have anti comment spam plugins running.
Specifically Bad Behavior & Captcha!
Not sure if those affect the pinkback / trackback functions - but there's nothing showing up as needing to be moderated or anything.
3) I am using a custom theme.
It's also completely feasible that I am missing something in the templates I have created.
I have added the following code to the single post page:
<!--<?php trackback_rdf(); ?> -->
and I have added the meta tag
<link rel="pingback" href="http://mydomain.com/xmlrpc.php" />
In my header I have also included the following code:
<?php wp_head(); ?>
Is there anything else I should be doing?