Latest version is 1.1.
FixBack is a WordPress plugin that ensures trackbacks and pingbacks are sent with the correct link back to your blog. This fixes a problem in the current version of WordPress.
Basic (unfancy) WordPress permalinks look like this:
If you have fancy permalinks enabled, you’ll have fancy permalinks that look like this:
If you publish a post and send pingbacks or trackbacks to other blogs, your permalink URL is sent as part of the ping/trackback.
Unfortunately, if you create a post in WordPress 184.108.40.206, save it as a draft, and then publish it, then WordPress will send pingbacks and trackbacks with the unfancy URL instead of the fancy one. The same thing happens if you create a post and click “Advanced Editing” before publishing it. (Behind the scenes, WordPress creates a draft when you do this.)
This plugin fixes this error. There is a very detailed explanation of the problem and the solution in my WordPress pingback and trackback bug post.
Fixback works with WordPress versions 220.127.116.11 and higher. However, WordPress 2 fixes the pingback/trackback bug, so Fixback is not necessary if you’re using WordPress 2.
- Download the fixback.php file (see the end of this article for download location)
- Copy fixback.php into your WordPress plugins directory (wp-content/plugins).
- Log in to WordPress Admin. Go to the Plugins page and click Activate for FixBack
- That’s all
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Full WordPress plugin list
- Code Markup — Quickly paste code samples into your posts -- you can even include HTML markup in the code sample.
- Evermore — Automatically display a short preview of your posts on the home page and other multiple-post pages, along with a link to the full post.
- FixBack — Ensure trackbacks and pingbacks are sent with the correct link back to your blog.
- Less — Less is no more. It has been renamed to Seemore and moved to its own Seemore plugin page.
- Plaintext — Allow your readers to download source files (e.g. PHP, HTML, ASP) as plain text.
- Safe Title — Use HTML in post titles in the default WordPress theme (or any other theme).
- Search Meter — Find out what people are searching for on your blog, so you can write what your visitors want to read.
- Seemore — Change the (more...) link so it jumps to the full post, not just the part after the link.
- Top Cat — Specify a main category for your posts, and use template tags to display posts differently according to their main category.