I'm using a self-made 'recent comments' plugin, which is working fine. My only problem is getting it to show only comments and not trackbacks. I have used the get_comment_type() function to display only 'comments' but it turns out, any "trackbacks" from my own site are showing up as comments. Why would get_comment_type() = comments for these?
When I say trackbacks (the terms confuse me), I mean we have linked to one post from another and the 'comment' is showing up as [...] however it isn't showing up in the comments below the post. I'm baffled by this so if you have any ideas at all, please let me know. The site is at http://www.thinkpadtoday.com and you will see the comments widget halfway down in the sidebar on the right, which is currently showing the trackback.