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Comments RSS feed from a specific category... Broken in 2.7 (6 posts)

  1. SimonJ
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi all!

    Ok, here is my issue...

    Ok, last month, I made the migration from about 10 single installation of wordpress to wordpress mu for our site. (a cultural newspaper where every journalist have his own blog.)

    I had no problem. Everything works well.

    But, in the wordpress single user installation, I used to display the last 10 comments for each category with an RSS feed.

    wathever.com/?cat=XX&feed=rss2&withcomments=1

    from what I can tell, this feed doesn't work on my wordpress mu installation... No matter if I try it on my main blog or any subdomain blogs.

    I tought this problem could be relative to my MU migration...

    But but but... While asking google god about this problem, I found the Ryan Boren's Blog whom explain the "feed everywhere" feature for wordpress 2.2 wich include the possibility to get the comments feed from a category:

    http://boren.nu/archives/2007/02/25/in-the-trunk-2/

    But, If I follow the link on his page, it leads to a "page not found"... The same problem that I have... :

    http://boren.nu/archives/category/wordpress/comments/feed/?withcomments=1

    Of course, Ryan uses the last version of WP...


    So, I would guess my problem is not relative to the migration to MU, but with the upgrade to 2.7 I did in the same time. Seems to me that the comments feed for a category has been lost in the upgrade...

    I also did a test on a single user installation with the last version and I have the same issue...

    Anyone is aware of this issue in 2.7 ?

    Could you test this feature on your intallation ?

    Just try this link on your site (with 2.7 WP) with a category ID wich you know have some comments :

    yourdomain.com/?cat=XX&feed=rss2&withcomments=1

    I just wonder if it works for someone...

    Thanks

    S.

  2. TheDoubtfulRebel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having the same exact issue. Only, the way I was accessing the comments feed within a category was using a URL that looked like this:

    yourdomain.com/?feed=comments-rss2&cat=XX

    Neither your method nor mine seem to work in 2.7. I am looking for a solution, but no luck so far. It looks like a (undocumented) feature that was thrown out with the bath water.

    Since this was the only page I found even mentioning this issue, I can only hope that others will find it and hopefully someone will have a solution.

  3. SimonJ
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah. I made a ticket about this in the trac. Seems that it's broken with the cat ID...

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9630

    there is a workaround : it works with the category slug...

    yourdomain.com/?cat=catname&feed=rss2&withcomments=1

    Or...

    yourdomain.com/comments/feed/?cat=catname&withcomments=1

    Hope this help

    S.

  4. eustin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same issue. Upgrading to wp 2.7.1 solved it.

  5. alexo05
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The issue hasn't been solved with WordPress MU 2.8.4.

    Simonj's suggestion shows all comments, regardless of category.

  6. jmh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I think I'm having the same issue. My regular category feeds don't seem to work properly.

    http://example.com/category1/feed - this shows only comments for that category, not posts.

    http://example.com/category/category1/feed - this gives a 404 error.

    Anyone ever find any solutions to this issue? I'm using 2.9.1.

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