Blogging Tip

If you’ve got a blog that incorporates the TrackBack feature, it would be a good idea to put a link to the TrackBack URL somewhere where it is easy to find. Preferably, in the signature block of every page on which the post appears–especially the individual archive page.

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  1. *mumbles something under his breath about WordPress lacking autodiscovery*

  2. doug says:

    Speak Engrish

  3. McGehee says:

    Chris, does that mean you have to instigate trackback pings by hand, as I do with Expression Engine?

  4. I believe WordPress lacks automatic trackback (i.e. requires you to do it manually). I don’t have to do it, however, because my blog isn’t powered by WordPress.

  5. McGehee says:

    And here I was thinking that if EE doesn’t incorporate autodiscovery fairly soon I might jump to WP.

    Guess I’ll stay put and keep lobbying pMachine to add autodiscovery to EE. They did incorporate a few of my suggestions in 1.1, just out this week.

  6. McGehee says:

    And I just got word that autodiscovery is in the works for EE. Hopefully this will be a rebuild of 1.1 rather than something to be featured in 1.2