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[resolved] is RSS feed necessary? (9 posts)

  1. carburetor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't think I have any use for RSS feed in my site. I don't even think I'll allow commenting. If I edit my FOOTER and delete ">Entries (RSS)
    and ">Comments (RSS).
    <!-- <?php echo $wpdb->num_queries; ?> queries. <?php timer_stop(1); ?>
    Will this cause any problems?

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, but why? The rss is not for you it is for your readers.

  3. carburetor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, the 'blog' part of my site will mainly be for FEATURED ARTISTS. It's not really a journal or a news blog.
    Maybe I should look into what RSS is all about before I make a decision.
    Thanks for the info!

    http://www.anditgoes.com/

  4. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    RSS is about allowing your site's visitors to "subscribe" to your site through any number of newsreaders - ranging from My Yahoo to email program plugins - so that they can read the headlines and a quick summary or the full text (whichever you decide) whenever there is new content. If you want visitors to return to your site when you have new content, RSS is great for that, whether the new content is "news", a "journal" or "Featured Artists".

  5. carburetor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks.
    I just need to educate myself on the subject.

  6. skippy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This RSS introduction I wrote might help clear things up for you!

  7. carburetor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Skippy,
    Thanks much!
    I'll tell ya', all the coolest people on the planet must be in these forums. Even when I have a question that stems from momentary stupidity, nobody flames me. They just clear things up in the nicest way.
    I love it here!

  8. nicholaswong
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My problem is, I think it's necessary, but I just can't get it work! It shows a page saying something wrong with the xml, and I just don't know how to fix it...

    I get this error message:
    http://www.feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnicholaswong.no-ip.info%2F%3Ffeed%3Drss2

    Below are my wp-rss2.php (line 1-14)

    <?php

    if (empty($feed)) {
    $blog = 1;
    $feed = 'rss2';
    $doing_rss = 1;
    require('wp-blog-header.php');
    }
    header('Content-type: text/xml; charset=' . get_settings('blog_charset'), true);
    $more = 1;
    ?>
    <?php echo'<?xml version="1.0" encoding="'.get_settings('blog_charset').'"?'.'>'; ?>

    <!-- generator="wordpress/<?php bloginfo('rss2_url') ?>" -->

  9. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There's a space at the start of your XML file. This is sometimes caused by a plugin. Shut off all your plugins and see if it works. If it does then start them back up one by one until you get to the offending plugin.

    It can also be caused by a corrupt wp-rss2.php file, so uploading a fresh copy of that could help.

    Lastly, are the characters the correct "UTF-8" encoding.

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