Many of you are aware that some bloggers are experiencing a number of faults, including issues with creating pingbacks.
What is not clear is whether the bug, the gremlin or whatever, lies within the site creating the pingback, or with the receiving site such as this one.
My gut feeling tells me the fault is the WordPress App, but I’m not a developer, so who knows?
Thankfully, your posts (and mine) are publishing as normal and your usual followers will continue to visit and enjoy your articles, with or without the presence of a pingback.
WordPress is aware and the developers are attempting to fix the fault. If you are having problems no matter how minor, in order to help WP help us, please could you inform WordPress.
As a temporary measure, and at the suggestion of one of our contributors, we have Enabled Comments on Weekly Prompts. This will allow a link to your article to be pasted into a comments box; however, we also ask that you attempt a pingback first; otherwise, none of us will know if there is a problem.
When we launched Weekly prompts our initial plan was to create a website that offered prompts and challenges not dissimilar to WordPress’s Daily Prompts, and without a discussion forum. Our intention was to offer prompts/challenges that would bring people together and facilitate discussions on your own sites.
Additionally, being something of a neat freak, I wanted the pingbacks to be orderly and easily spotted so that others could visit your sites. For me, it was important that pingbacks were not hidden in the middle of a sea of general comments; therefore, Normal Comments were disabled. ~ Sue