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  1. bloggersanjida
    Member

    i was doing this post on codes.
    http://shongjog.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/how-to-display-code-in-your-blog/
    please note that the instructions box that comes with this theme has vanished from the post. something like this:
    This entry was posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 at 7:47 am and is filed under code, HTML, blogging, wordpress, internet. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Edit this entry.

    the post actually has two more parts.
    1.one part appeared as a trackback comment on the blog i was commenting about in MY post mentioned above.
    see the second comment in the blogpost provided below. it was supposed to be in my blogpost mentioned above.
    http://mymyspacelayouts.wordpress.com/2007/07/30/red-and-white-rose-bouquet/

    2. now this is even weirder.
    the other part ended up backstage. and now i can't see it there. it has vanished.

    i redid the post and
    THIS is how the post should have looked:
    http://shongjog.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/display-your-codes-in-your-blog/
    please notice that the part starting from 'ta ra' ended up backstage on the post mentioned first. also note that i skipped the remarks (point no 1)thinking i did something wrong while adding a link to that blog. i was addind a link manually bcos, as usual, i can see no icons except 'visual' and 'code'.

  2. Has this been resolved?

  3. bloggersanjida
    Member

    @tt,

    oops, i am super-late!

    it hasn't been resolved. i did report it to support though. no solution was provided.

    but i suppose it is ok, i redid the post.

    it would be good to know what kind of black magic caused it though!

    thanks for checking up on it!

  4. If you use a textarea in your blog, it goes nuts because the editor itself is a textarea. So, once you post it, you cannot edit it. Everything past your textarea will appear as part of the Edit page itself.

    Disabling the Visual editor might resolve the problem. I haven't tried it as I've only used textareas on one post.

  5. bloggersanjida
    Member

    @abby,
    genius!
    now that i know, i will never atempt to edit such a post again. your diagnosis is extremely helpful, since i am gonna use textareas - lots of them - in the near future.
    ps: it's good for us ordinary mortals to have a 92% nerdy blogger, who is purposefully trying to retain his nerdiness, lurk in the forum. ;)
    thanks for saving me from a lot of trouble.

  6. LOL!!!! You're welcome. :-)

  7. But how did it come to my blog when you didn't even place a link to my blog in your post?

  8. bloggersanjida
    Member

    @nosy,

    i don't know! THAT is also why i am here (see point no.1)!

    in fact, i learned that it was a trackback only from the response in your blog. i mean, i didn't do it knowingly. and i STILL don't know how to do it, despite my FAQ episodes.

  9. If you include the address of another blog entry, and under Options -> Discussion you have "Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)" checked, WordPress will automatically do that.

  10. bloggersanjida
    Member

    @abby,
    thanks!
    but i still don't get it. if i include a blog url in a post and have the needed feature enabled, how does wp automatically trackback it? how will wp know what i want to write in the comment box in the other blog, and also in which post?

    can i trackback a site when not logged in?

    i am sorry for any trouble here.

  11. Trackbacks aren't comments in the normal sense. It takes the text from around the link and makes a trackback out of it. It's basically a preview so someone looking at the other blog can get a small feel for the context of the trackback. This is more obvious when you shorten the link. It knows which post because a trackback is only valid on a blog entry. If you are only linking the blog entry page, or any of the "Pages", then it's a standard linkback. You can't do a trackback when not logged in because trackbacks are only valid for blog entries you write (so if you aren't logged in, you can't write an entry).

    Here's an example of a recent trackback that occurred in a post I wrote. The first paragraph states:

    Another quiz. It’s raincoster’s fault. This time, it tells me what type of person I am based on my pizza preferences.

    "raincoaster" is a link to her blog entry. The trackback that resulted is:

    […] quiz. It’s raincoster’s fault. This time, it tells me what type of person I am based on my pizza […]

    As you can see, it just quotes a small part of your entry surrounding the text. You cannot control how it quotes other than compose your sentences well and use text for the link.

    EDIT: And I just noticed I misspelled her name in the entry! Ack! Gotta fix that!

  12. > how will wp know what i want to write in the comment box in the other blog, and also in which post?

    it doesn't know what do you want to write, it just sends a trackback URI and a post permalink URL to the other blog.

    > can i trackback a site when not logged in?

    can you submit a post when not logged in?

    you might want to read a copy of "A Beginner’s Guide to TrackBack. TrackBack Explanation" I saved on my blog.

  13. bloggersanjida
    Member

    @abby and options,
    thanks so much!

    i think i am beginning to get the hang of it. at least it doesn't seem beyond me anymore!
    i will read option's entry and if i am still marooned, i will come back.

  14. bloggersanjida
    Member

    @options,
    i couldn't locate the entry about trackback in your blog :(
    i searched trackback and 'no entry was found'.

  15. nod to timethief -- thank you for searching that and posting a link, bro! ;-)

    dear shomoshor,

    I'm sorry you couldn find that entry on my blog using a search form. it's an unlucky coincedence -- the matter is, I forgot to mention this article was posted as a Page and WP doesn't search in Pages (and Comments), although there's a link to this page on the sidebar.

    however, it's good that you've run into it and provided me with a feedback: I made a label linking to the Goog Custom Search (which index a whole site) more prominent and changed a title pointing that it also does a search through Pages (was Comments only).

    btw, I know you're collecting so called "codes" for .com sidebar and GCS is a very *good* one (it's just a link) so you might want to add it on your sidebar.

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