Forty-one commits later and after lots of testing, version 0.7.0 of the Kramer plugin is ready for release!
Kramer is a unique WordPress plugin that serves to fill in the gaps left by Pingback and Trackback, using the Technorati service and (new in version 0.7.0) its own built-in referrer analyzer to auto-generate special Technorati Pingbacks and Kramer Pingbacks.
What does that mean? Well, a site doesn’t need to be Pingback enabled in order to notify you that they linked you. All they have to do is create the link, and one of two things will likely happen. Either Technorati will find the link, and notify Kramer, or someone will follow the link on their site, and Kramer will notice it, and log it… after verifying the link, of course! No need to worry about referrer spam showing up in your entries, as Kramer uses WordPress’ built-in Pingback verification to ensure that the referrer is actually a proper link. Whichever way, a Pingback will be created for the entry, and you will be notified. The Technorati pingbacks will be designated with the little Technorati bubble, and the Kramer auto ref pingbacks will be designated with a jazzy Kramer “K” logo, so as to differentiate them from regular Pingbacks.
Go download it already!