This is a very impromptu post, which does not really fit with the theme of my blog or with my posting schedule, but I wanted to share this with you all.
Pingbacks are a great thing.I discovered them pretty early on and thought I was the coolest kid on the block. Shortly after, it stopped working for me and other bloggers reported similar issues, which led me to believe it was not a problem on my end. Well… Recently, when I was doing the award post, I found myself manually reaching out to those whom I nominated (and whom I was nominated by) so they would not miss it. It was time-consuming, but most of all, it defeated the whole purpose of having the pingback function. Then, while I got some pingbacks from people whom I nominated, others were not as successful.
Today I stumbled upon a post written by one of my newbie blogging friends, which inspired me to get to the bottom of these pesky pingbacks. (You are already teaching me!) For one reason or another, I did not find WordPress’ explanations detailed enough, and I was left wondering what I was doing wrong. Thanks to Dr. Google, I was able to find TWO great posts on how to properly use pingbacks.
What is the answer to your pingback problems? Linking to a specific POST, not their site’s main address.
Of course, be sure to check the “Allow Pingback & Trackbacks” in the “Post Settings” under “More options”. Unless, you do not want to be notified of someone linking to your posts.
Thank you to all three of my teachers today. What an informative day. Woohoo!
Now you can all nominate people for awards without having to manually inform them of their nomination. You can use this also when you write a post inspired by someone else’s (blog) post, of course.
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