If you have had a WordPress website for very long, you have probably seen references in your dashboard to some things called pingbacks and trackbacks. What is a pingback? To save you some sleepless nights, you can thing of pingbacks and trackbacks as the same thing, barring minor some technical differences.
When you link to another blog from your WordPress website, WordPress sends a “pingback” to that website to let them know they have been linked to. If the other website has pingbacks enabled on their website, then they will receive a notification letting them know about the link.
The same thing happens when another blog links to your website. If you have pingbacks enabled, you will receive a notification in the Comments menu of your dashboard.
To enable pingbacks in your NuggetWeb Merchant Shop, log into your dashboard and select Settings -> Discussion, and place a check-mark in the box labeled “allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)”.
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