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Incoming links not working (5 posts)

  1. evanerichards
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a self hosted website. In the incoming links section I am getting an RSS error. The RSS feed has always worked fine but I just noticed today I am getting this error:

    "RSS Error: A feed could not be found at http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch_feeds?scoring=d&ie=utf-8&num=10&output=rss&partner=wordpress&q=link:" and then my website address.

    Any idea why this might be? I did add a new plugin to my site in the last week, but I disabled it and the incoming links didn't start working. Is this something related to google or something that I need to fix on my end? Please advise.

    Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's a known issue and probably caused by a invalid feed from Google. See http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21017

  3. evanerichards
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks so much for the reply. I added a force feed code

    add_action('wp_feed_options', 'force_feed', 10, 1);
    function force_feed($feed) {
    $feed->force_feed(true);
    }

    to my functions.php page and it didn't seem to help. It just gave me a different error message. An "XML error: syntax error" Hmmmm.

    I'm sorry if this is a simple problem to fix. I'm not too good on the coding end of things.

  4. nizaminz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you found Incoming Links error on your wordpress dashboard as follow:

    RSS Error: A feed could not be found at http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch_feeds?hl=en&q=link:media-islam.or.id&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&num=10&output=rss. A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.

    The Solution is simple:

    Click “Configure” on the right top of your link:

    Enter the RSS feed URL here:

    https://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:http://media-islam.or.id/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1&output=rss

    Change media-islam.or.id with your domain name.
    Works for me!
    You could see the detail here:
    http://media-islam.or.id/2012/09/08/solusi-masalah-wordpress-incoming-links-error/

  5. evanerichards
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I appreciate your response. I tried what you suggested, and unfortunately I got the same error.

    RSS Error: A feed could not be found at https://www.google.com/search?ie=utf-8&q=link:http://http://evanerichards.com/&tbm=blg&tbs=sbd:1&output=rss. A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.

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