Fancy Footer Update


This post was originally published in 2008
It may contain stale & outdated information. Or it may have grown more awesome with age, like the author.

I’ve updated the Fancy Footer snippet, now Trackbacks/Pingbacks will be able to find your posts – the previous version’s implementation was … lacking.

The previous snippet used the post permalink as both the permalink and the path – the Trackback/Pingback system didn’t like “http://“ being included in the path attribute.

I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find a solution that allowed us to have Trackback/Pingback support and keep our existing comments.

I am glad to say that my fears were unfounded, and I managed to come up with a solution. The snippet now parses out the “” part of the permalink, and uses that for the path attribute for the widgets. Happily, JS-Kit must do a similar thing, as it hasn’t messed up my comments (the path attribute is what JS-Kit uses to determine what page to display which comments).

The snippet may be downloaded here. To learn how to use this snippet, read Fancy Footer – Usage and Tips.

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