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How to Separate Trackbacks in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to separate trackbacks from comments in WordPress? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to separate trackbacks in WordPress.

The trackbacks might be useful function for thanking the bloggers out there spreading your blog post, but they may look ugly in comments section. It’s easy to separate trackbacks from the comments.

Instructions:

All you have to do is replace the default comments loop in your theme’s comments.php file:

<?php
// Find:
foreach ($comments as $comment) :
    // Comments are displayed here
endforeach;
?>

With this snippet:

<ul class="commentlist">
    <?php //Displays comments only
	foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>
       	<?php $comment_type = get_comment_type(); ?>
       	<?php if($comment_type == 'comment') { ?>
	    <li>//Comment code goes here</li>
	<?php }
    endforeach;
  ?>
</ul>

<ul>
<?php //Displays trackbacks only
	foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>
    <?php $comment_type = get_comment_type(); ?>
      <?php if($comment_type != 'comment') { ?>
	      <li><?php comment_author_link() ?></li>
  <?php }
  endforeach;
  ?>
</ul>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 10 best WordPress testimonial plugins to add social proof and how to set up author tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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