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Duplicate GUID (8 posts)

  1. Peter
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My site only has pages, so I installed RSS Includes Pages.

    When I try to validate my site via http://feedvalidator.org, it gets the following error:

    line 62, column 60: guid values must not be duplicated within a feed: http://example.com (9 occurrences) [help]

    where line 62 is:

    <guid isPermaLink="false">http://example.com</guid>

  2. Marios Alexandrou
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't get this error. I just validated my feed and you can see the results here:

    http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.mariosalexandrou.com%2Fmarios-alexandrou

    Are you going through Feedburner or just using the feed directly from your site?

  3. spiritedleader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am getting the same exact error.

    I only get the error message when I have the RSS Includes Pages plug-in enabled. If I disable the plug-in my feeds validate with absolutely no errors.

  4. awowi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having exactly the same error, whether I use Feedburner or just use the feed directly.

    It only occurs when I have RSS Includes Pages enabled and goes away when I disable it.

    Somehow, the line <guid isPermaLink="false">http://example.com</guid> is getting repeated in the feed, which is causing the problem.

  5. Marios Alexandrou
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If any of you are willing to post your actual feed URLs, I'd be happy to check them out. I can't reproduce the error with my own site.

  6. awowi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Marios, I just sent you the feed on your contact page.

  7. Marios Alexandrou
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Someone shared with me their feed where the GUID problem exists. Unfortunately, this value is being pulled from the WordPress database and isn't something the RSS Includes Pages plugin creates or modifies. So if the value is blank in the database (which it appears to be hence the error about duplicates) then your feed won't validate.

    If you're familiar with MySQL, you can go into your WordPress database and add a unique value to the GUID field in the WP_POSTS table. Of course, if you have a lot of pages this isn't a particularly good solution.

    There was a plugin that would've corrected this issue (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/guid-fix/), but it looks like the author is no longer supporting it and has indicated that his solution is no longer the correct one. I'm going to contact him to see if he knows of another fix. Might help if he heard from others too!

  8. spiritedleader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the help Marios.

    Hopefully someone can find a solution.

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