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Trackback concept OK, but don't know how

  1. So I read about trackbacks and pings in WP documentation. But I'm a little new and I don't exactly know how to actualy do what it discusses. Unfortunately, the docs don't provide any further "instructions" beyond the conceptual discussion. I've looked on the forums, but I don't often find the search engine here too efficient. So I'm posting this question.

    Thanks in advance for any help... :-)

    The blog I need help with is sageintrinity.com.

  2. Do these support entries help?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-trackbacks/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trackbacks/

    If you can’t find the Send Trackbacks module, please make sure it’s enabled in Screen Options.

  3. OK. So I'm just not getting this stuff.

    I read in WordPresses own "training" vids that tracbacks can be preferable because an excerpt is provided. But that pingbacks are better at validating the poster.

    In both I understand a track-/pingback to be:
    When I want to comment on someone elses blog, I go ahead create a comment on the target blog, but somehow put a trackback (or pingback, as the case may be) into the comment. My understanding is that I do that by linking my blog with a normal URL.

    So the big question: I that a correct idea of what this is all about?

    What I think I'm able to do is to go to likeminded blogs, post a relevant comment that tracks-/pingsback to my blog, and I therefore allow others an opportunity to find my writing.

    Is this how it works? Do I have the concept correct?

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