Monday, December 20, 2004

Trackback enabled

Assuming I haven't cocked it up - ta to Eulogist from Relections on European Democracy for pointing me in the right direction. Now if anyone can tell me how to get rid of the Haloscan comments and just leave the trackback thing, that'd be all great and stuff...

Oh... Sorry, this blog's meant to be about politics isn't it? So, have the worst headline from a think tank I can remember in a fair while, courtesy of an actually rather good article from the IPPR:

Human rights are a basic human right

Coming soon: Shock new finding - a tautological tautology is a tautology!

Edit: OK, bollocks - it's buggered everything up. If anyone can tell me how to stop all the comments from displaying on the main page, and how to get rid of the multiple comments sections it'd be much appreciated. I'll leave it like this for the time being, but if I can't work it out in the next day or so, I'm afraid trackback will have to be scrapped again.

Edit 2: Right, got rid of Haloscan comments (ta, DoctorVee), but the Blogger ones are still displaying in full, even though all I changed in the template was the addition of Haloscan. Anyone got any ideas? At all?

Yes, Nosemonkey is indeed rubbish.

This is why I shouldn't play with the internet...

Edit 3: Right. I think I've got it sorted. Finally. After two days... But no trackbacks are showing up even on posts I know have been linked to elsewhere. It's all very confusing... I'll leave it in place for a couple of weeks to see if I like it (and if it starts to work) .

2 Comments:

Blogger doctorvee said...

To get rid of the Haloscan comments, but keep trackback, take a look at your template. You should see something like this in the expected place:

[a href="javascript:HaloScan('<$BlogItemNumber$>');" target="_self"][script type="text/javascript"]postCount('<$BlogItemNumber$>'); [/script][/a]
[a href="javascript:HaloScanTB('<$BlogItemNumber$>');" target="_self"][script type="text/javascript"]postCountTB('<$BlogItemNumber$>'); [/script][/a]

(I had to change some of the brackets into square brackets because Blogger wouldn't let me type the code out properly, but hopefully you get the picture.) Simply take away the first a href tag so that you're left with just the second one. This should work, although I haven't tried it myself.

As for why comments are showing up, I can't really tell without seeing your template, but I don't know why it's happening if you haven't changed anything else.

12/20/2004 03:09:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Hurrah! Sorted it - finally... Some rogue code had got repeated somewhere - it took me bloody ages.

Ta for help with the Haloscan thing - now I just need to work out why other blogs that I know have linked to some of my posts aren't showing up in the trackbacks, and how to get mine showing up in the trackbacks on other blogs...

12/21/2004 11:36:00 pm  

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