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Are repeated trackbacks an issue when importing to WP.com?

  1. Hi everyone,

    Apologies for the re-post, but the SupportBot confused my question for a WP.org question since I'm talking about importing data *to* WP.com but haven't switched the URL yet.

    I have a blog at thezeds.com, and it is running on WP.org 3.0. I'm planning to export its content to WP.com for all the right reasons - no more worries about downtime, server upgrades, broken plugins, etc. I'm a season used of both WP.com and WP.org and I'm confident this is good solution for me.

    Now, the question:

    Can anyone tell me if WP.com will send out trackbacks/pings to all the sites I've linked to once I've imported the data to the server and gone live?, i.e., Does WP import/export this record so that trackbacks don't happen again?

    Since I will be domain mapping back to the URL, I won't need these trackbacks. However, I'm afraid that the trackbacks will happen automatically since the blog's data will be sitting on a new server in a new DB.

    Does anyone have an answer to this question? Your advice is appreciated.

    -Michael
    http://thezeds.com

    The blog I need help with is thezeds.wordpress.com.

  2. I have never heard of the double-trackback issue happening, and we've seen a lot of imports before. That said, it doesn't mean it won't happen; why don't you import only one post and see what happens with it?

  3. Now that's an idea.. A great way to test the system - thanks, RC...

  4. FWIW, I just gave it a test.

    I created a new trackback on an old post to a test blog on wp.com. It trackbacked like it should.

    Then I exported that post to a differnt wp.com blog - the system *did not* trackback a second time. (this is a good thing.)

    I guess you can add that to your mental wiki of WP knowledge. Thanks again for the idea.

  5. Terrific, I'm glad to hear that it all worked just fine.

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