trackback example (for students)

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My colleague Steve Jacobs is having his students in the "Writing for Interactive Multimedia" course use blogs this quarter. Several of them seem to be struggling with trackback, so I'm using this post to (a) point them to Ben & Mena's new trackback tutorial, and (b) link to their posts so that they see a trackback in action.

So, Lauree, Kunal, Keith--here's a ping in your direction. If you've got "allow pings" turned on in your blog preferences, this should result in a trackback to your entries.

If you want to test the process in reverse, you've got two options. First, you can make sure autodiscovery is turned on in your blog config, and simply link to the permalink for this post ( MT should automatically determine the trackback URL. Alternatively, if you didn't want to link to the post, but did want it to register a trackback, you could put the trackback URL ( into the "URLs to ping" box at the bottom of your entry screen.

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Trackback Test 2 from Lauree Sundberg's Blog on April 1, 2003 8:41 PM

Trackback Test 2. Hopefully I can do it this time. Sigh.... Read More

I'm a newbie, a blunderer, an ignoramus, call me what you will. I don't mind admitting that what I need is a dummies guide for Movable Type. I'm sure the documentation is very thorough, but it presupposes a basic understanding... Read More

bingo! from prog.log on April 6, 2003 6:45 PM

This post from mamamusings, Elizabeth Lane Lawley's blog from RIT, is a terrific place to start reading and following links about what she call social software. (She also has a great entry explaining track backs.)... Read More


Thanks for the trackback tips!

The Trackback tutorial you link to is very helpful. Thanks! It's a very cool feature that people just don't seem to use very much.

Thanks Liz! I am glad you were there to help! :)

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