name: xmlrpc_pingback
author: Ted Leung, Ryan Barrett
home page: http://pyblosxom.github.com/
download: As of PyBlosxom 1.5 rc1, comes with PyBlosxom
license: MIT
category: comments
tags: 1.4 core
last edited: Feb 20, 2013 (Wednesday)


This module contains an XML-RPC extension to support pingback http://www.hixie.ch/specs/pingback/pingback pings.


You must have the comments plugin installed as well, although you don't need to enable comments on your blog in order for trackbacks to work.

You must add a pingback <link> element to your HTML for auto-discovery. For example, if your site is located at http://foo.com/bar, your header HTML should contain this in its <meta> section:

<link rel="pingback" href="http://foo.com/bar/RPC" />

Note that the URL must be absolute. If your xmlrpc_urltrigger config variable is set to something other than RPC, modify the <link> element accordingly.

This test blog, maintained by Ian Hickson, is useful for testing. You can post to it, linking to a post on your site, and it will send a pingback.