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Feeds give only summary when I want full-text (20 posts)

  1. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My blog at jasonswadley.com is only giving summaries in the RSS and atom feeds, rather than the full text. I have the option for "Full Text" selected in the Reading settings box. The feedburner plugin is deactivated.

    Thanks for your help!

    Plugins:
    Akismet
    Google Analytics for WordPress
    Google XML Sitemaps

  2. MadameBFatale
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had trouble with this recently too, it more than likely has something to do with the feed address your using.
    Have you looked at http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds

  3. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, thanks for the fast reply.

    I checked all the feed links... they're all giving me the same summary view.

    http://www.jasonswadley.com/feed/rss2
    http://www.jasonswadley.com/feed

    Etc.

  4. MadameBFatale
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry then, I'm a bit lost too. Mine happened when I switched from blogger.

  5. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Anyone else have any ideas?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your feed does include the full post. Whether the full post is displayed in your feed reader is another matter entirely and completely beyond the control of WordPress.

  7. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually esmi, the feed doesn't include the full post. I've checked in numerous readers, and the result is always the same.

    The problem is with the feed itself, not the readers.

    All of these posts are Aside formats, by the way, though I don't think that should change anything.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I actually checked the raw rss file. The posts are there in full. Have a look at the source of the feed file yourself.

  9. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi, that's useful!

    So why is every feed reader I've tried drawing on what's in the <description> tag rather than the actual content? Here's the output of one post:

    <item>
    		<title>Harvey Mansfield on the humanities</title>
    		<link>http://www.jasonswadley.com/2011/05/harvey-mansfield-on-the-humanities/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=harvey-mansfield-on-the-humanities</link>
    		<comments>http://www.jasonswadley.com/2011/05/harvey-mansfield-on-the-humanities/#comments</comments>
    		<pubDate>Wed, 18 May 2011 02:51:20 +0000</pubDate>
    		<dc:creator>jason swadley</dc:creator>
    				<category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category> 
    
    		<guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.jasonswadley.com/?p=644</guid>
    		<description><![CDATA[Harvey Mansfield on the humanities: “It is the job of the humanities to make non-science into something positive that could be called human in the best sense.”]]></description>
    			<content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><a href="http://www.city-journal.org/2011/eon0517hm.html">Harvey Mansfield on the humanities</a>: “It is the job of the humanities to make non-science into something positive that could be called human in the best sense.”</p>
    ]]></content:encoded>
    			<wfw:commentRss>http://www.jasonswadley.com/2011/05/harvey-mansfield-on-the-humanities/feed/</wfw:commentRss>
    		<slash:comments>0</slash:comments>
    		</item>
  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can't account for what the feed readers choose to display. Nor can WordPress control that. Sorry :-(

  11. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi, but this is pretty clearly a problem with wordpress - there was one point when I checked the feeds and it was working, and now it isn't.

    The readers can only display what wordpress tells them to display, and for whatever reason there's an issue between the two.

    Any other ideas anyone?

  12. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  13. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bump for help. Hunting around the forums, I know I'm not the only one with similar issues. Thanks!

  14. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not to sound desperate... but I'm desperate. Would reinstalling help? That seems messy.

    The full feed was showing, but now it's not, and I can't for the life of me identify the cause of the change.

  15. GlutenFreeHomemaker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem since I installed the last WordPress update a few days ago. I was publishing a full feed and it changed to summaries. My Feedburner account is set to full feed and so it the WordPress setting. Any help?

  16. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've still had the same issue with all the updates... I've tried everything I know.

    Maybe it's a botched installation? I haven't had the heart to delete and reinstall.

  17. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just installed 3.2 and I'm still having the same problem, as you can see here:

    http://www.jasonswadley.com/feed
    http://www.jasonswadley.com/feed/rss2

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your feed file is showing the full post. Either check the source of the feed file yourself or see http://pastebin.com/wYyYm93a

  19. jswadley
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi.

    I just checked every available RSS reader. Safari is getting the full feed, but every other browser and reader app and even Google Reader is should the summary feed.

    That tells me it's not something on my computer's end. Your pastebin post, along with the Safari success, tells me the full feed is at least getting out.

    So that seems to narrow the problem to something about the RSS feed not producing a widely readable result.

    I checked the feedburner feed, and sure enough, just where you would expect the full post, there's only gunk. See line 23 here: http://pastebin.com/1MyT7q1k

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your pastebin post, along with the Safari success, tells me the full feed is at least getting out.

    As I've tried to explain, that's pretty much all the WP can do. What happens when the feed is picked up is beyond your control a lot of the time. You might want to see if you can get any joy out of Feedburner support - especially since you now have 2 pastebin source snapshots taken within minutes of each other for them to compare.

    I am sorry that we can't help you further as I know this has been going on for a while and you must be getting really frustrated about it. I've tried validating your feed and apart from 1 very minor issue, it's valid.

    I really don't know what else to suggest.

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