MT Trackback feed

I posted something a while ago about wanting to create a combined trackback/comments feed. Phil Ringnalda pointed me to Mark Paschal's version of SimpleComments, which works great, but there's still one problem I'm running into: MT does not seem to have a trackback-version of the <MTCommentEntry>-tag. And without this, how would I be able to have a trackback feed that links back to the originating article? I'd just be left with a bunch of loose trackback-items without any context, and they wouldn't thread in SharpReader either. Does anybody know how to fix this? Am I overlooking something in MT, or is there possibly a plugin available for this?

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If you are using MySQL, you can use the MTSQL plugin to get the information. I did something like this with recent trackbacks which has the code for use with SimpleComments, so I have recent comments and trackbacks all in one.

Posted by Paul Freeman at April 22, 2003 10:18 AM

SimpleComments 1.1
A new version of SimpleComments has comment numbers, entry containers, and can be used outside an entry.

Trackback from Kalsey Consulting Group :: Measure Twice at April 24, 2003 12:26 AM

Good idea. I've added a MTSimpleCommentEntry container tag to SimpleComments that acts just like MTCommentEntry.

Posted by Adam Kalsey at April 24, 2003 12:28 AM

It's not that hard. I have an HTML page that shows recent trackbacks:
and it's template is:

I did have to make a plug-in that provides an MTPings container. You can find it here:

I'm working on a feed that indicates all this info for items. But meanwhile I've added a .xml page for the entries. This is chock-full of per-item metadata including comment and trackback threading.

Using the SQL plug-in would work, of course, but is probably overkill for most folks.

Posted by Bill Kearney at April 25, 2003 9:42 AM
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