The difference between Pingback and Trackback?

lawrencegordon

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Hi folks,
I don't know how to use pingback and trackback in my wordpress blog, are there any advantages when using these functions and what is the difference between pingback and trackback?
 

elcidofaguy

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Hi Lawrencegordon,

Here is a good explanation:

Trackbacks and pingbacks are methods for alerting blogs that you have linked to them. The difference between them is:

Trackbacks – must be created manually, and send an excerpt of the content.
Pingbacks – are automated and dont send any content.

Source: [URLnf="https://make.wordpress.org/support/user-manual/building-your-wordpress-community/trackbacks-and-pingbacks/"]Wordpress Org[/URLnf]

In addition I really recommend that you read [URLnf="https://www.webmastersun.com/threads/8544-Do-You-Feel-That-Pinging-or-Indexing-Each-Blog-Post-is-Important?highlight=ping"]this post[/URLnf]...

As you will see I am not a fan of pings/trackbacks due to the risk of stolen content, spam commenting and DDOS attacks...

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Sid
 
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