Posts tagged: Pingbacks

Trackbacks and Pingbacks (WordPress)

What are trackbacks and pingbacks? Trackbacks and pingbacks are used to build links by informing other blogs (sites) that you've posted an entry with links to their posts. These features are supported by many blogging and CMS software including WordPress. How different are pingbacks and trackbacks? Trackbacks and pingbacks are very similar in their functionalities, but there are three major differences between them. 1. Pingbacks are sent automatically. Most blog or CMS software scans a new post, finds the links in the entry and pings those URLs automatically. On the contrary, trackbacks are sent manually by entering the trackback URLs of the referenced site. 2. ...