A pingback is a type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post where pingbacks are enabled. Learn how to stop self–pings, send out update pings, and disable pingbacks.
- Enable and Disable Comments
Comments are enabled on new WordPress.com posts and pages by default. You can change the default for new posts or pages, as well as enable/disable comments on posts or pages you’ve already published using this guide.
Trackbacks are a way to notify legacy blog systems that you’ve linked to them. If you link other WordPress blogs they’ll be notified automatically using pingbacks, no other action necessary. Think of trackbacks as the equivalent of acknowledgements and references at the end of an academic paper or chapter in a text book. To send […]
Blavatar is a term we came up with by combining Blog and Avatar. Blavatars are used in a number of ways. It will be displayed as the favicon for your blog, which shows up in a browser’s address bar and on browser tabs. It will show up in the comments section of a blog if you send out any pingbacks. If you create a bookmark on your browser or shortcut on your iPhone/iPad home screen to any blog with a Blavatar, it will also be used as the icon.
An avatar is an important part of your online representation of yourself, usually a picture of you that shows up in places where you leave comments or forum posts. Also explains the differences between a Gravatar and Blavatar.
- General Settings
The General Settings let you change many of the items that control how your blog is displayed, such as the title, tagline, timezone, and date/time formats.
- New Page Screen
When creating a new page on WordPress.com, you may notice that you have a variety of boxes, also known as “modules”. These modules offer customizable options for publishing your page, such as adding a Featured Image or organizing the order of your pages. Editor The Editor is where you type the content of your page. […]
Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y A Avatar: An image or picture that represents a user. ↑ Table of Contents ↑B Blavatar: A term we came up with by combining Blog and Avatar. Your blog’s avatar, […]
- Getting More Views and Traffic
Tips for attracting more visitors to your site, including telling people in your social networks (related: Publicize), making your content visible to search engines, paying for traffic to your site, bugging your friends "in real life", adding appropriate categories and tags, and a few more suggestions.
- New Post Screen
When creating a new post on WordPress.com, you may notice that you have a variety of boxes, also known as “modules”. These modules offer customizable options for publishing your post, such as adding Tags to entry or selecting whether or not comments are allowed on your post. Editor The Editor is where you type the […]