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Trackback 2.0 and Referrer 1.0 for Nucleus

It’s been a long day, but I am happy to announce that the Trackback and Referrer plugins for Nucleus are finished. After I get some rest I’ll write up something better, for now I am just glad the plugins are available for download.

Trackback 2.0

The trackback plugin is a rewrite of an already existing plugin. Compared to the older version I’ve added trackback URL autodiscovery-as-you-type, administration interface, anti-spam features and support for UTF-8. Download here.

Referrer 1.0

The referrer plugin is also rewrite of an already existing plugin. Just like the trackback plugin I’ve added an administration interface, anti-spam features and support for UTF-8. Download here.

Note: It is currently not possible to automatically upgrade from an older version of these plugins. I am investigating the possibility of an upgrade plugin.

11 Responses to “Trackback 2.0 and Referrer 1.0 for Nucleus”

  1. Roel wrote on March 8th, 2005 at 9:01 pm

    Great work on the plugins, rakaz!

  2. jess wrote on March 8th, 2005 at 11:31 pm

    Great work! Two comments though:

    TrackBack: The auto-discovery seems to fail for me in Firefox 1.0.1. I get the following error in the JavaScript console: Error: uncaught exception: Permission denied to call method XMLHttpRequest.open

    Referrer: Every time I reloaded my page the count would increase by 1 for latest referrers. Nice way to bump the stats, but probably not accurate. :)

  3. test wrote on March 18th, 2005 at 10:33 pm


  4. harko wrote on March 23rd, 2005 at 8:13 pm

    TrackBack is a very nice feature to keep Comments valid on foreign pages automatically.

    It is possible to change the content of your blog-entry and recal the trackbacks you pinged to other sites. This way, the other site will replace the old track with the new (and with the changed content).

    Unfortunately there is no wy to find out the pinged URLs of an article.

    Maybe it is possible to store the pinged URLs of an article? This way it would be possible to have an option like "reping all".

    Imagine an article of interest, you pinged to a lot of other blogs … at the moment you have to memorize all the blogs and URLs, pinging them manually.

  5. lydgate's blog wrote on March 26th, 2005 at 3:11 am

    Okay, if I did this correctly then my blog will now accept and send trackback pings. If I really did everything right, then I will have pinged Rakaz, the author of this cool plugin for Nucleus CMS….

  6. rakaz wrote on April 1st, 2005 at 6:13 pm

    harko: Nice idea, I’ll consider it for the next release.

  7. Eugen wrote on April 3rd, 2005 at 10:02 pm

    Big up, good work!

  8. Greg wrote on April 29th, 2005 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the trackback package, just not sure exactly where my trackbacks are.

    I’m using the default setup of nucleus3.2 and installed your plugin with no issues, but I don’t see any trackback link on my entries, but I do see the new field in the form when I add or edit an entry.

    What am I missing here?

  9. Have a peek... wrote on July 10th, 2005 at 1:28 pm

    I did add two features to rakaz’ Trackback plugin for Nucleus. First you can now return the time of the post using < %time%> (like the < %date%> variable) and you can get the global id…

  10. ketsugi wrote on August 18th, 2005 at 11:09 am

    I posted a mod for NP_TrackBack to make it FancyURL-friendly at this link:


  11. JohnD wrote on May 25th, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Is post very interesting