Using the DISQUS Trackback URI to enable a fully functioning Trackback with Ping and excerpt.

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This is a diagramatic representation of the Trackback http://webforumz.com/misc.php?do=link... as it was originally developed by by SixApart, Mena & Ben the creators of the MovableType blog package.

The Trackback discussed here in fact is misnomer, it is a Pingback and will allow you to make a comment on a specific blog post of another writer.

The confusion in definitions has probably resulted in the numerous systems out there and inadvertently misnamed. The Pingback works well with users who have enabled Disqus on their blog and works on at least some Wordpress blogs.

Peter Forret developed this application some time ago for another platform.
Ref: http://web.forret.com/tools/trackback...

The submission of the Pingback is via his form above referred to in the preceeding link.

1. The Trackback URL is referring to the Disqus Trackback URI. To copy this address click your mouse over the address and then Right click> Copy or {Ctrl+C}. Come back to this form and Paste it or {Ctrl+V}
2. The Blog Name is referring to your Blog.
3. The Title of your post from which you wish to refer to the trackback post.
4. Excerpt is a relevant excerpt from your post addressing or mentioning some aspect in their trackbacked post.
5. Blogpost URL is the URL associated with your current post. This can be acquired by first publishing your post then Right click and copy the address (URL) of your post and then pasting it into the Blog Post URL field.
6. Click the "Submit Trackback" button. The notification is very quick and if successful you will see a green solid rectangle with OK written in white letters.

This can be "installed" into Yola blogs with Disqus enabled.

1. Open the Trackback Wizard page
2. Copy the lowest section (R click Copy or Ctrl+C) or copy it from here.
<!--<a href="http://web.forret.com/tools/trackback... title=<$BlogItemTitle$>&blog_name=<$BlogTitle$>">trackback</a>-->
3. Open your Blog Manager
4. Select the tab "Settings"
5. Scroll down below the Disqus insertion code and create a couple of spare lines with your ENTER key.
6. Paste the code previously copied.
7. Highlight the field marked and replace it with your own blog name title. This will create this field prefilled each time. (Remove the angle brackets and $ signs)
8. Save and publish

To see it in effect click on a blog post title.

1. The comment facility will open and way down the bottom of this you will see an underscored word trackback.This is apparent at the end of the statement " blog comments powered by DISQUS " (Suggest that you replace the word trackback with a small symbolic character I use the Greek character "zeta" because it isn't used as an abbreviation or shortcut to anything relevant on websites and it looks like a simple decorative icon. The title word "trackback" has been reasoned to potentially cause confusion by readers thinking that they can Pingback your blog .

2. Click this symbol or whatever and the Trackback Wizard form created by Peter Forret will open.This is just slightly different to the original in that it has some mark-ups already placed.

3. You need to obtain the Trackback URL from the blog post of the piece you wish to make the Pingback to insert that into the field marked:
(Cited blog)
Trackback URL
4. You should notice that your blog title is prefilled along with your own posts' Trackback URI.
5. Obviously the excerpt is up to you and the "Title of post" you fill in.
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Thanks Peter ......I need to get back to paying more attention to my blog...I have some new products coming up out of beautiful Thailand to introduce on my blog....I will give this a try....I think you had sent it to me before and I deleted by mistake.
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That's a story! It's almost overwhelming just how it reaches everywhere all the time and the ideas just keep coming.