4. Moderating Comments

Comments, Trackbacks, & Pingbacks

One blog feature that makes blogs so appealing to readers is the ability to enter comments about a post right in the blog. It doesn’t matter whether a reader agrees, disagrees, or just wants to share additional information related to a post—the comment feature can handle it all. Then, when a reader views a post with its comments, he can see the original entry as well as all of the comments that are associated with it (Figure 1).

Figure 1. An example of a post that includes both a pingback and a comment.


Trackbacks are similar to comments but originate in the commenter’s blog rather than ...

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