Getting trackback to work on my blog

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I can't seem to get the trackback function to work on my blog. Two issues...

1) I want to add someone else's link to my site but I don't know where to add the trackback URL to ping the other person's site.

2) I want to get a trackback URL for my post but when I click on the "Trackback URL" link, I get the following message "1 Request must be POST". I'm assuming this should be a URL instead.

I was not able to find any information from the Disqus site on how this trackback function works on SynthaSite.

Please advise. Thanks!

- Grace
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  • spending too much time on this.

Posted 9 years ago

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Hi Grace,

Great question - we'll come back to you with more information as soon as we can.
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Hi Grace,

I have asked the question on Disqus' forum (http://disqus.disqus.com/trackback_1_...) - if you'd like to go and add your comment. Otherwise I will come back and post here when I get a reply.

Apologies for the delay.
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Thank Marije for helping to get the answer about the trackback URL error on my website http://gracehm.com.

However, I am also looking to find the answer of what to do with someone else's trackback URL once it has been obtained. I'm not sure where in my post I need to add it so that it will ping the other person's site.

Thanks!

- Grace
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Hi Grace,
Disqus has not yet replied to the question Marije asked in their forum as of yet. Hopefully they will with some support documentation for implementing trackbacks. You may want to post that other question you have on the thread Marije started at Disqus which she linked to above.

Emmy
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I posted the 2nd question about where to add the trackback URL on http://getsatisfaction.com/disqus/top....

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Hi Grace,

Disqus hasn't replied to my post, so I tried to find more info and this is what I can tell you.

The page you're seeing isn't a trackback link. It's just the trackback URL for
others to ping. You can get more information on how it works on this link: http://blog.disqus.net/2008/06/17/sup.... This link tells you what trackbacks are used for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trackbacks

Let me know if that helps at all.
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Hi Marije,

Thanks for trying to get the information for my question #2.

I understand how trackbacks work. As noted above, a trackback URL is not being provided to people who want to trackback to my post. Instead, they get the following message... "1 Request must be POST". Where's the trackback URL?

By the way, I found out that Disqus does not support the pingback feature in my question #1.

- Grace
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I would like to link with other peoples blog sites. My web site is Spiritual Living.com
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Hi there,

We do not currently have a ping facility in SynthaSite blogs, so you can't ping other blogs to let them know that you are posting a link to them or about them.

The "(Trackback URL)" link in your Disqus comment box is YOUR trackback URL. This is the url other blogs will use to ping your blog.

A simple way to add links to a friends blog is simply to drag and drop a html widget onto your blog page(sidebar) and add html links.

If you want to notify Google and other blog search services that your blog has been updated, you can use the following services:

http://pingomatic.com/
http://www.pingmyblog.com/

Regards,
Sean
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Hi Sean,

Thanks for pointing me to notification services I can use.

However, I still have not gotten the answer to the trackback URL question...

Where the heck is the trackback URL for someone who wants to ping MY blog?

No URL is given, just an error message "1 Request must be POST".

- Grace

(For anyone answering this thread... Please, no more education on how trackbacks work. I know how they work.)
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Hi Grace,

No problem at all.

Your trackback URL is the url that gives you the error when you click on it. Its not really for "humans" to click on, it's for other blog systems to post data to - this is why you are getting the "1 Request must be POST" message.

It's usually just the url of your blog post with '/trackback/' added onto the end of it.

When you click on this link, Disqus should in theory be redirecting you back to your post, not display an error message.

Hope this helps,
Regards,
Sean
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Thanks Sean for clarifying the mess that Disqus has created. Why even have a link there if it's just going to give that weird message? I hope I do not lose trackbacks because of this.