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What Are "Trackbacks" and "Permalinks" For?

  1. I see a lot of these on other blogs. What exactly are they for? I tried clicking on them, but I didn't really see the point. I'm wondering why I don't see them on my blog.

  2. Just for reference, here's a link to the Glossary of terms.

    Permalinks are just the links to your individual Posts with a blog. Trackbacks are someone has referenced your Post and notified you that they have done so by sending you a link to their Post. WordPress puts this as a link back to their Post within the comment section of your original post.

    Hope this helps,

  3. Thanks, Doc. I didn't realize there actually WAS a glossary on here (d'oh!)



  4. The Glossary actually exists for the downloadable version of WordPress (note the *.org in the URL) but it still applies. I've links to some docs in the FAQ at the head of the forum here which you might want to look over.

    Hope this helps,

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