Comments and Webmentions
While this blog doesn’t and likely never will support comments, I’ve recently implemented some support for incoming webmentions, which may appear below a post,
much exactly like the comments of yore.
DrewMcLellan does an excellent job explaining what webmentions are, and Wikipedia summarizes the protocol as follows:
Similar to pingback, Webmention is one of four types of linkbacks, but was designed to be simpler than the XML-RPC protocol that pingback relies upon, by instead only using HTTP and
My implementation can be found on GitHub, and even though this very site is set up somewhat unusually, I’ve kept the plugin fairly generic: it should work on just about any WordPress site.