How to Separate Trackbacks from Comments in WordPress

How to Separate Trackbacks from Comments in WordPress
Eliana Ohara

How to Separate Trackbacks from Comments is no new hack, but when WordPress released version 2.7, they introduced a new renovated comment system which included threaded comments, ability to paginate and much more. But along with this change, they also changed a lot of core file parameters. In this article we will show you how you can separate trackbacks from comments in WordPress. This hack will only work for version 2.7+ and if you are not using it, then you should start now because of the recent MySQL attack on older versions.

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments
Phyllis Cohen

Pingbacks and trackbacks are very similar, but other than using different communication technologies (Pingbacks use XML-RPC; Trackbacks use HTTP POST), there are only minor differences. Pingbacks are a way of keeping track of other blogs who have linked to your blog posts within their own blog posts. In order to do this, external blogs have to use your blog post’s hyperlink. Trackbacks work the same, except the blog post’s hyperlink is not placed within an external blog post. They are usually placed in an area specified for trackbacks. Additionally, pingbacks automatically will find the URLs; while trackbacks are done manually.

How to Separate Comments and Trackbacks [WordPress Tips]
Stella Morris

Most wordpress themes out there (by default) combine both comments and trackbacks / pingbacks together and display under the same list. But why bother separating them? Simply to make things looks more organize so your blog commenters have a clearer picture what are the comments, what’s not.

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