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Day 477: WordPress Trackbacks & Pingbacks

‘Tis a joyful day narrowing down and fixing bugs in seismic and blogging software.  Isn’t it frightful how lots of things fall apart around the holidays?  Since upgrading to WordPress 2.0.x, my blog hasn’t been sending and receiving trackbacks and pingbacks (These are not the same beast.  Hooray for semantics.).  Obviously, this blows chunks as you don’t know if I’ve linked to your articles and I have no clue who’s linking to mine, unless I see it on Technorati (when the stars are aligned and their aggregator chooses to work).  So much for community blogging.

TestTrack and the WP 2.0.1> trackback/pingback threads on the support forum help only a little; for the most part, they let me know that I’m not the only one with the problem.  Gah!  Anyone out there with similar issues?

Also: HAVE YOU RUN A BACKUP OF YOUR BLOG LATELY?  IF NOT, DO SO NOW.

Update 1: Poldo ran into the same trackback/pingback problems and reportedly got rid of them using Paul Ooi’s script changes.  It’s been 20 minutes since I uploaded the fixes to my server and I’m waiting to see if it “takes.”  On the work-related bug front, my problem has been escalated to the developers.  Ho hum.

Update 2: If it weren’t for the darned security concerns, I would SOOOOO go back to WordPress 1.5

7 comments… add one
  • TM December 18, 2006, 3:10 PM

    I’m having the same problems with the added bonus of not really knowing how to fix it. Plus I have no idea how to back up anything except my ass against the wall. Which is where it is. :)

    I wish I knew someone who could answer questions and help me out now and then. My husband is even more useless than I am.

  • AnonAdmin December 18, 2006, 3:12 PM

    This is a test. Only a test.

  • Maitri December 18, 2006, 3:43 PM

    TM, For starters, try installing the plugin called Wordpress Data Backup: On-demand backup of your WordPress database. Since you’re using a widgets and plugins based theme, it may work for you.

  • Blair December 18, 2006, 3:52 PM

    Any idea why I no longer see your flickr box?

  • Maitri December 18, 2006, 3:58 PM

    My Flickr box is very much here – try refreshing your browser or clearing the cache. Since the Flickr box was made using Flash, it can be finnicky at times.

  • AnonAdmin December 18, 2006, 4:54 PM

    Looks like the pings don’t execute inspite of the script update.

  • Maitri December 18, 2006, 4:56 PM

    No, but I’m going to give it a few more hours … or days. Until then, I’ll cross my fingers and wait for 2.1 (like that’s going to fix the trackback bug). Thanks for the help.

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