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Edit post without updating the RSS feed (8 posts)

  1. jon360
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As the title says, how can I edit a post without it appearing again in the RSS feed? A lot of blogs I read post an entry, then an hour later change a mis-spelling and it shows up again in my feed reader, annoying me to no end. I was wondering if I could avoid that on my blog.

    I'm a total n00b, and I'm sure this is a ridiculously simple question, but I searched through the site and documentation and couldn't find an answer. Help.

  2. daveswagon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm wondering the same thing myself. I would be most appreciative if someone could answer this question.

  3. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm pretty sure the RSS feeds are sorted by the Timestamp of the post. The timestamp in WordPress is normally based on when you Published the post, not when you Last-Modified. So normally your post-editing will not push a post back to the top of the RSS feed. (However of course your edits will still appear in that post in the RSS, for example a reader who hadn't seen that post yet).

    For the converse, if you *want* the post to jump back into the RSS feed (like you've added new info or finalized a story)... then you can use the Edit Timestamp in Write Post.

  4. leMaxim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Still, I've tried that and that's not a surefire way...albeit the only one that would make logical sense.

  5. daveswagon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I made two edits to an entry and now I have three versions of that entry in my feed (all in a row). I'm running my feed through Feedburner. Does that complicate things, and is there any way to fix this?

  6. hasund
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm looking for a way to solve this too. I keep having to do some minor update on a post, but I hesitate as I don't want to disturb the readers.

  7. choz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just bumping this thread. I would like to find a solution to this as well. Any ideas or new developments?

  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's more of a problem with your feedreader than it is anything else. The feed doesn't get new entries added just because you edit a post. It's a direct reflection of the blog contents.

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