What are Trackbacks and Pingbacks?
Trackbacks are a form of communication between your website or blog, and other websites or blogs; they notify other legal blog systems/ websites when you have linked to them and send a short extract of the content. The platform you have linked the content from may choose to display the trackback or not.
Trackbacks are done manually by firstly identifying the location of the Trackback URI from the page you wish to link to, right-clicking and then selecting Copy Link Location or Copy Shortcut. Once you have done this, insert this copied address the Send Trackbacks option on you editing platform. Once you publish your post, your trackback will be sent automatically and if the receiver is a WordPress blog/ website then they will be notified in the form of a Pingback without any further actions.
A Pingback is a type of comment created when you link to another blog post where pingbacks are enabled. They are created by simply linking to another blog post, and the blog owner will see the pingback appear in their comment section where they can decide to approve it or not. Contrastingly to trackbacks, they don’t send any content and can exist as a self-pingback where one of your posts links to another.