Importing from TypePad to WordPress: Trackbacks turn into comments
Trackbacks or posts linking in, are acknowledged in totally different ways in WordPress versus TypePad. In TypePad, trackbacks are separated and added below your posts, but above your comments. That’s how it should be. In WordPress, they just look like ordinary comments, with an automated excerpt from the post displayed a s a comment. What does that mean for TypePad users switching to WordPress?
When importing a blog from TypePad to WordPress, the trackbacks are kept, but turned into comments. So posts with trackbacks end up being posts with comments in WordPress. Not sure I like that. I want comments to be comments and trackbacks to be trackbacks. A trackback is not a comment. Well, the good is that the trackbacks are kept at least, but for the reader it is hard to tell whether this is a “real” comment or a “trackbacked” comment.