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Bible verse tags 2.0

See here for more information on the new version of the Bible verse tags.

I hope that this plugin can be used to spread the good news throughout the earth.

Let me know if you need any help installing it.

[bible=kjv]John 3:16[/bible]
[bible=asv]1 John 1[/bible]
[bible=dansk]1 Mosebog 3:12[/bible]
[bible=luther]Kol 3:1-3[/bible]

Trackbacked to:
Open Trackback @ Samantha Burns dot com
Cao’s Blog
Diane’s Stuff

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Trackbacks Wordpress

Open trackback problems (sorry)

Thanks to Cao over at Cao’s blog for pointing out that the link to my open trackback post was broken.

I was wondering why I haven’t got any for a long time.

I’m going to have to ping everyone to let them know it’s back up and active.

Please accept my heartfelt apology. 🙂

Mark B.

Su. InMuscatine
Su. Onemanbandwidth
Su. The Blazer Blog
Su. Miceland
Su. Where are my socks?
Su. Peakah’s Provocations
Su. Otimaster
Su. Grandinite
Su. Free Constitution
Su. Conservative Culture (Su, T)
Su. – a metamorphoself
Su. The Amboy Times
Su. Stageleft
M. Courting Destiny (M, W)
M. Bloggin’ Outloud (M, F.)
M. The Land of Ozz
M. DragonLady’s World
M. Committees of Correspondence
M. The Tar Pit
M. Pirates! Man your Women!
M. WebKittyn Warbles
M. Forward Biased
M. Urban Paradise
M. Perri Nelson’s Website (M, W, F)
T. The Liberal Wrong Wing
T. Tor’s Rants
T. Those Bastards! (T, F.)
T. The Business of America is Business
T. RightPundits.com (T, F)
T. historymike’s musings
T. Common Folk Using Common Sense
T. Rightlinx
T. The Median Sib
T. The Path to Endarkenment
T. Stingray: a blog for salty Christians
T. Planck’s Constant
T. Renaissance Blogger (T, Th.)
T. Signaleer
W. third world county (W, F.)
W. Gribbit’s Word (W, S.)
W. Stop The ACLU (W, S.)
W. Diane’s Stuff
W. Stuck On Stupid
W. This May…Or Not
W. rashbre central
W. Cigar Intelligence Agency (W, Wknds)
W. Jack of All Trades
W. Right Truth
W. Chaotic Synaptic Activity
Th. Liberal Common Sense
Th. TMH’s Bacon Bits
Th. customerservant.com
Th. A Quiet Noise
Th. Mental Rhinorrhea
Th. Sed Vitae (Th, F)
Th. Republispin
Th. Diary of the Mad Pigeon
F. Pirate’s Cove (M, F)
F. Dan Mancini
F. MacBros’ Place
F. The World According To Carl
F. Gospel Fiction
F. Comedian Jenée: People are Idiots
F. Woman Honor Thyself
F. Publius Rendezvous (wknd)
F. Madman Returns
F. The Hill Chronicles
S. The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns
S. Point Five
S. 7 Deadly Sins
S. Assorted Babble
S. Church and State
S. Selective Amnesia
S. Case Notes from the Artsy Asylum
S. Neocon Express
D. The Conservative Cat
D. Don Surber
D. The Dumb Ox
D. NIF
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D. Colbert Report
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D. Robinik Open Blog
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D. Rightwing Guy
Wknd. Oblogatory Anecdotes
Wknd. Borknat
Wknd. Blue Star Chronicles
Wknd. The Right Nation
Wknd. Leaning Straight Up
Wknd. The Uncooperative Blogger
Wknd. Stuck On Stupid
Wknd. The Bullwinkle Blog
Wknd. 123beta (F, Wknd)
Wknd. Robinik.net
Wknd. The Clash of Civilizations (W, F, Wknd)

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Trackbacks Wordpress

Word Press 2.0 Trackback fix revisit

Well, wordpress still stinks in the trackback department. I’ve applied Paul Ooi’s Word Press 2.0 Trackback fix and am attempting to send a trackback to that post.

Let’s see if it works. *sigh*

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Props to Akismet

Akismet has not let a single spam get through. It is worth switching to WordPress just to get this plugin. I’ve been getting quite a bit of sucky spam comments lately. I’m sure this has something to do with my page views going from about 40 per day to over 170 per day.

Spammers, you suck! Losers.

Trackbacked to:
The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns
Third World County
Bloggin’ Outloud
MacBros’ Place
The Conservative Cat
Right Wing Nation
MacStansbury.org

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Trackbacks Wordpress

More news on the WordPress trackback issue

In my WordPress Trac Ticket concerning the WordPress teams preference of pingbacks over trackbacks, I went ahead and reopened the ticket with the following complaint.

I’m going to go ahead and disagree with you completely on this. You say “More contextual”, I say “More nonsensical”. It just doesn’t work the way you think it does in practice, maybe in theory but not in actual use of the software. With a trackback you get a purposeful summary (the first few words of the post) with a pingback you get partial sentences and a few words that just happened to surround the link to your blog.

It may “handle international encoding better” but why not make trackbacks do the same?

I can understand how they are more “spam resistant”, I’ll give you that one (one out of four isn’t so hot though). With new spam suppression software available I don’t see this as much of a problem.

“Better link text”? No. Adding the post title to the link doesn’t look as nice as trackbacks Blog name followed by an unlinked post title. The trackback way is much preferred.

It seems that some people are using my fix of switching the code in execute-pings.php so that trackbacks go out first.

<?php
require_once(’../wp-config.php’);
// Do Enclosures
while ($enclosure = $wpdb->get_row(”SELECT * FROM {$wpdb->posts}, {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE {$wpdb->posts}.ID = {$wpdb->postmeta}.post_id AND {$wpdb->postmeta}.meta_key = ‘_encloseme’ LIMIT 1″)) {
$wpdb->query(”DELETE FROM {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE post_id = {$enclosure->ID} AND meta_key = ‘_encloseme’;”);
do_enclose($enclosure->post_content, $enclosure->ID);
}
// Do Trackbacks
$trackbacks = $wpdb->get_results(”SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE CHAR_LENGTH(TRIM(to_ping)) > 7 AND post_status != ‘draft’”);
if ( is_array($trackbacks) ) {
foreach ( $trackbacks as $trackback ) {
do_trackbacks($trackback->ID);
}
}
// Do pingbacks
while ($ping = $wpdb->get_row(”SELECT * FROM {$wpdb->posts}, {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE {$wpdb->posts}.ID = {$wpdb->postmeta}.post_id AND {$wpdb->postmeta}.meta_key = ‘_pingme’ LIMIT 1″)) {
$wpdb->query(”DELETE FROM {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE post_id = {$ping->ID} AND meta_key = ‘_pingme’;”);
pingback($ping->post_content, $ping->ID);
}
?>

Thanks for listening. I’m just politely disagreeing with you and letting you know that I’m not the only one that feels this way about it.

Anyone wanting to try this out can download execute-pings.php here.

You may then test this out by using this post. If you include a trackback and a ping back the trackback will be sent out first ensuring its reception.

This post is considered “Open Trackback” with no time limits.

Linked to:
The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns
Diane’s Stuff (twice) Sorry Diane (I always do that to her).

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Changes to execute-pings.php

In my disagreement with the powers-that-be of the WordPress creators and coders, I expressed the need for Trackbacks to take precedence over Pingbacks. They marked my trac ticket as WONTFIX so I did it myself.

I simply rearranged the order in which the pings are sent putting trackbacks before pingbacks:
<?php
require_once('../wp-config.php');
// Do Enclosures
while ($enclosure = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT * FROM {$wpdb->posts}, {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE {$wpdb->posts}.ID = {$wpdb->postmeta}.post_id AND {$wpdb->postmeta}.meta_key = '_encloseme' LIMIT 1")) {
$wpdb->query("DELETE FROM {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE post_id = {$enclosure->ID} AND meta_key = '_encloseme';");
do_enclose($enclosure->post_content, $enclosure->ID);
}
// Do Trackbacks
$trackbacks = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE CHAR_LENGTH(TRIM(to_ping)) > 7 AND post_status != 'draft'");
if ( is_array($trackbacks) ) {
foreach ( $trackbacks as $trackback ) {
do_trackbacks($trackback->ID);
}
}
// Do pingbacks
while ($ping = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT * FROM {$wpdb->posts}, {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE {$wpdb->posts}.ID = {$wpdb->postmeta}.post_id AND {$wpdb->postmeta}.meta_key = '_pingme' LIMIT 1")) {
$wpdb->query("DELETE FROM {$wpdb->postmeta} WHERE post_id = {$ping->ID} AND meta_key = '_pingme';");
pingback($ping->post_content, $ping->ID);
}
?>

It seems to be working and it makes much more sense this way.

You can download the updated file here.

You may then test this out by using this post. If you include a trackback and a ping back the trackback will be sent out first ensuring its reception.

This post is considered “Open Trackback” with no time limits.

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Wordpress

Upgraded to WP 2.0.1

After much complaining and being generally annoying to the WordPress writers and coders I decided to upgrade to 2.0.1

Trackbacks seem to be working but I will have to do some more tests.

Also, word press is flawed in the way that if both a trackback and a pingback goes to the same blog the trackback gets suppressed. I changed execute-pings.php so that trackbacks go out first to see if that will avoid that from happening.

More testing and possibly complaining to come. 😉

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Retrograde complete

Everything works as it should (it seems). I’m going to do some testing and make sure everything is kosher. 🙂

Looks like some of the dates were fubarred in the mix but I think I got everything in order.

I’ll report when I hear that WP2.0 is ready for human consumption.

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Retrograde in progress

I am retrograding back to WordPress 1.5 due to WordPress 2.0 being generally sucky!

I’m going to have to sift through the database. Blah! 😡

Everything should be operational except for the links. I’ll get them up soon.

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Trackbacks Wordpress

Possible trackback solution

I may have a solution to the trackback issue with WP2.0.

Pings will work if you execute execute_all_pings()

/wp-admin/execute-pings.php

It is obviously not being called in the script somewhere.

Now to figure out where to place it.

I am trying this at the end of post.php

Change:
break;
} // end switch
/* */
include('admin-footer.php');
?>

to this:
break;
} // end switch
/* */
require_once('execute-pings.php');
execute_all_pings();
include('admin-footer.php');
?>

It seems to add some text at the end of post.php but I can live with that.

*edit*
According to my page the ping went out. 🙂
After more testing it does not work if you include a pingback. So this fixes the trackback but breaks pingback. 😡

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Trackbacks Wordpress

WordPress > Trackback to my WP2.0 doesn’t work WordPress Support

WordPress > Trackback to my WP2.0 doesn’t work WordPress Support

Here is an ongoing discussion about the outgoing trackbacks in WP 2.0 not working. So far it seems that no one is paying attention and everyone that says they work are sending pingbacks instead of trackbacks and completely misunderstanding the problem.

I wonder if the development team is savvy to the trouble?