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.
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. The instructions […]
- Post and Page Screen
When creating or editing a post or page on WordPress.com, you’ll see a space for entering your content, along with a variety of boxes with other settings and options, known as modules. These modules help you customize your post or page — you can schedule it, add tags or a featured image, decide whether to allow comments […]
- Discussion Settings
Discussion Settings are used to control how visitors and other blogs interact with your site. Covers managing your default article settings, other comment settings, email notifications, requirements before a comment appears, comment moderation, comment blacklist, replying to comments via email, following comments for a post or page, following a blog, if avatars and Gravatar Hovercards are displayed, and the comment form prompt.
- 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.
The Settings menu of your blog is where you will configure everything about how the blog works and functions.
- 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.