Default Post Settings
I have recently dived into exploring WordPress and I would be really grateful if someone can clarify what exactly the following options do.
Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the post – On the support page of WordPress I found a clarification, which can be found on this link. However, I am not fully certain what the following means “Your mention of their site or article will show up in the comment section of their site, if that site allows pingbacks.” From what I understand is if I have a link in my article leading to another blog/website it would automatically post a comment that additional reading can be found on my website? Am I right or totally wrong? What if the website is not using WordPress? Isn’t this creating additional spam and probably in 99% of the time uncalled advertisement without the approval of the website owner?
Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new posts – If I understood the first one correctly, I would assume that this option is to allow/block pingbacks to my own website.