Separate Pings/Trackbacks from Total Comment Count in WordPress

After tak­ing a look at some search results and at Matt Martz’ arti­cle, Sep­a­rat­ing Pings from Com­ments in Word­Press 2.7, I still had some issues with par­tic­u­lar­ly the com­ment count. There were also a prob­lem with how the func­tions I have added/modified are being car­ried across in my tem­plates (but prob­a­bly are most­ly in the scope of this Blue­print theme). The files that we’re most­ly going to deal with are these ones: comments.php, functions.php and single.php.

Any­ways, I just want to note here how I took care of them and what I end­ed up with.

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