Monday, September 18, 2006

TrackBack in blogger

Trackbacking in the blogosphere is considered to be the polite way of letting someone know that you've linked to their post. While most blogging platforms such as WordPress support this, Blogger does not. In the past few weeks, I have searched for some sort of hack to allow me to send trackbacks to my fellow bloggers and found a solution which is described below in a manner that anyone can implement.

Adding a trackback ability to blogger posts:
1. Use Firefox
2. Install GreaseMonkey - GreaseMonkey is a Firefox extension which lets you to add bits of DHTML ("user scripts") to any web page to change its behavior.
3. Install the Blogger Trackback Userscript and get trackback functionality directly from your Blogger dashboard. Every time a post is published you will be asked for trackback URL that you wish to inform.

I am just rounding up the data here but the real honors should go to the people who developed Firefox, GreaseMonkey and of course the Blogger Trackback Userscript


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haloscan provides trackback functionality for free, all you do is drop a little javascript into your blogger template (other sites and places are supported) and you're all set. You go to haloscan's site to do a trackback and anyone who reads your article can trackback through the JS.

Noel said...

Thank you! Very helpful.