Trackback not going out, Please Help! (4 posts)

  1. cantheworldhearme
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All of a sudden after a certain point my trackbacks and pingbacks are not working. I think this is because at one point I included a trackback URI that wasn't real (I just made it up because I couldn't find the real one) and now the trackback code is stuck in an infinite loop and won't continue on to the next ones. I read this idea on a blog post but it was referring to v1.5 and v2.0 but I am using the latest v2.3.1 so my problem might be different.

    When I try to execute /wp-trackback.php I get this error message

    <message>I really need an ID for this to work.</message>

    Please help fix!

  2. priyank
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I am getting the exact same error message and my trackbacks won't work. I recently upgraded to WP 2.3.3 and my website is http://www.priyank.com/weblog

    thanks in advance :)

  3. cnymike
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Same problem here with 2.3.2.

    Can't say for how long this has been happening, but it is definitely happening right now and I don't know how to fix either.

  4. cnymike
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've confirmed that I have the wp-trackback.php file in my blog directory. I have confirmed that I have the following code in the header.php file
    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />

    I have confirmed that the necessary options are checked...

    # Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)
    # Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)
    # Allow people to post comments on the article

    So when I enter a trackback URI at the time I create a blog post, the other blog (a blog I own as well, with the same options set) never receives it.

    Akismet is not catching it as far as I can tell, it just isn't getting received (or sent... I dont' know)

    Any ideas what I need to check at this point?

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