With powerful blogging capabilities and integrated social networking, WordPress is one of the ultimate blogging platforms and social networks for bloggers to connect to their subscribers and to voice their views

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Many of us will read a blog or a social site on a daily basis. Approximately 5.8 million blogs are created everyday with a staggering 77% of internet users reading them everyday [Nick, G, 2019]. Lets firstly define the difference between a blog and a social network. Merriam-Webster [2020] defines a blog as a regular feature that appears online as part of a publication that relates to a particular topic or personal commentary by one author. A social network site is defined as a dedicated website or other application that enables users to communicate with each other online [Oxford, 2020].

https://isabellakidd95.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/is-wordpress-a-blog-or-social-network-site

Trackbacks + Pingbacks + Link Rot

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Let's Connect People

Hello peeps! 😀

First a couple quotes:

Trackback helps you to notify another author that you wrote something related to what he had written on his blog, even if you don’t have an explicit link to his article. This improves the chances of the other author sitting up and noticing that you gave him credit for something, or that you improved upon something he wrote, or something similar. With pingback and trackback, blogs are interconnected. Think of them as the equivalents of acknowledgements and references at the end of an academic paper, or a chapter in a textbook.

https://wordpress.org/support/article/glossary/#trackback

Within the WordPress interface, “ping” is sometimes used to refer to Pingbacks and Trackbacks.

In general computer terms, “ping” is a common utility used in a TCP/IP environment to determine if a given IP Address exists or is reachable. Typically, Ping is used to diagnose a network connection problem. Many times…

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In + out of WordPress & Slacking off + on

I joined https://wordpress.slack.com a while back, mainly because apparently all of the cool WordPress people are there, using it, etc. 😎

Funny thing is: First + foremost the people who show up on the channel dedicated to help & support with using the WP Slack instance are people with help + support questions about WordPress! 😯

Then again, perhaps it isn’t quite as weird as it seems.

While I was leading the Linking together the WordPress community discussion (at WP Cafe in Berlin during the WCEU / Wordcamp Europe conference), I was amazed that most of the discussion participants were concerned with current condition of communications within the “developer” portion of the WordPress community.

It seems like there is much confusion about “community“… — throughout the WordPress community?