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[resolved] [Synidicate Press] Failed to get content (43 posts)

  1. trewknowledge
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am getting this error when trying to add this feed to a page:

    Failed to get content from ' http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/rss/dentistry.xml'

    I have my setting as dental: | http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/rss/dentistry.xml

    And then on my page I put

    [sp# dental]

    Any suggestions?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/syndicate-press/

  2. trewknowledge
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    there was a bug in the initial 1.0 version where a ' ' (space) character around the '|' would result in a bad URL lookup. That has since been fixed in version 1.0.1.

    The plugin has also been fixed on trunk for new downloads and on the 1.0.1 tag for folks to update their previously installed plugin.

    If you don't update to version 1.0.1+ the work-around is to simply format your feed as follows:

    dental|http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/rss/dentistry.xml

  4. tlogan75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you get this to work? I'm having the same issue.
    My setting is for example, parents|feed://well.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/
    Then I added this to a page, [sp# parents]

    Gettting, "Failed to get content from 'feed://well.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/'"

    I tried this same system for 3 urls but still doesn't work. Love the plugin. Would love to get it to work. Thanks.

    Also have you worked with.... when clicking on the feed, the feeds full article would open on a new page. Trying to do this as well.

  5. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    The error is the same, but the root cause is different. You have to use http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/ to get your feed content. When I try to put feed://well.blogs.nytimes.com/feed/ into Firefox or Chrome browsers, they both indicate that it is not a valid URL format. Internet Explorer appears to accept the format, so it is a client specific implementation.

    The "feed" protocol indicator is a browser/client side implementation for ease of use which the browser changes to http in the background. Many servers do not recognize the 'feed' protocol. I may implement a replace function to change 'feed' to 'http' in the next revision of syndicate press.

    I can add a link to the full article where the ... is displayed. No big deal on this one.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  6. trewknowledge
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I got it to work by removing the spaces.

  7. tlogan75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks hranchFundi for your info. For some reason works for some links and not others. Also yes, if can click on the rss title/link and have the full article open in a new page on my site rather than linking to it's website, would be great.

    Look forward to seeing if you can do this.

  8. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    I just delivered the 2 changes to the plugin repository as version 1.0.2.

    If you try to put in a URL with feed://, Syndicate Press will save it as http://. Syndicate Press places the article link on the ... if the article is truncated by SP. Note that if the article length is truncated by the server and not by SP, you will not get the article link if you have SP configured to strip the HTML markup from the article.

    The easiest way and fastest to verify if an rss/atom/rdf news URL is valid is to put it into a browser and try to load it. I use chrome and firefox for this because Internet Explorer tends to do it's own thing...

    Let me know how they work for you.

  9. tlogan75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry little confused. How do I create the link/title on one of my pages to link to it's own page on my website? (showing the full article) Don't want the link to link off to the feeds site.

    Thanks.

  10. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    SP uses the links provided by the RSS/Atom/RDF feed publisher. These links typically point to the full article on the publishers website.

    The feed publisher has every right to not have their full article displayed on someone else's site. This is why most feed publishers only place an abstract or a small portion of their full article in a news feed and then provide a link back to the publishers site to view the full article. Most publishers want viewers on their site so that they can earn advertising revenue.

    SP does not go out and download or store the full article for display on your site. SP provides feed syndication and aggregation functionality and does not attempt to re-purpose someone else's copyrighted content onto your site. SP only displays what the publisher provides as their news feed.

    It is up to the user to make sure they are adhering to a publishers licensing rules for their articles and feed content. Different publishers have different feed and content licensing rules. One should consult those rules prior to syndicating a feed.

  11. tlogan75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks so much and yes, I totally understand. Don't want to steal anything. Just trying to do in a way where it makes sense to the reader. Plus yes realizing it's up to the publisher although RSS Poster does display the whole article. Just not in the way I was thinking. Thanks so much for all your help.

  12. bobschecter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Will be a cool plugin --- IF they ever get it to work.

  13. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Bob,
    Syndicate Press is installed on several thousand blogs and has been working just fine for more than 2 years. It has gone through significant beta testing and is well vetted on numerous blogs and with many news servers.

    Can you describe what problem you are having and perhaps we can figure out what your particular issue is?

    Thanks

  14. bobschecter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same as the others on this thread. Failed!

    I read through the thread and your site and aside from a few dozen iterations of the url there seemed to be no resolution.

  15. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post one of the feed URL's that you are trying to use.

    It would also be helpful if you provided the exact text of the URL (and custom name) as you have defined it in the "List of RSS feeds..." text box.

    What version of Syndicate Press are you using? You can find the version at the bottom of the admin page.

  16. bobschecter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://salamiandeggs.com/feed
    among others. I tried about a dozen of my sites and got the same thing. I used a few sites, then a single site. I stuck in the simplest code for all of them to show up, and then I added and deleted spaces ad nauseum. I spend over an hour on it .. that's my threshold for pain .. and I then figured out a few ways to work around it. Turns out the work-around is easier to figure out than the plugin, and I'm satisfied with the results.

    Thanks.

  17. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for providing the feed URL. I tried it and cannot get the content either. It has been quite a while since I have run into a feed that failed to parse. I'll give a look and seen what is going on.

  18. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It appears that the Syndicate Press download client is unable to download the feed content from your feed URL. I can obtain the feed when using firefox. Do you have a .htaccess set on your server that blocks non-standard browser clients?

  19. bobschecter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No htaccess applied.

    Two other sites I tried, again, among others:

    http://vetinformed.com/speakingofveterans/feed
    http://bobschecter.com/feed

    Still Failed.

  20. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the links.

    Deeper investigation shows that your server is returning a 301 Permanent Move message for the feed URL. The feed down-loader in Syndicate Press does not currently handle redirect following. This also explains why the browser followed the redirect, but the SP feed down-loader did not.

    Here is the header returned by your server:
    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:14:01 GMT Server: Apache X-Pingback: http://salamiandeggs.com/xmlrpc.php ETag: "697b18753ce3834e94a6d8633a339bc9" Last-Modified: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:18:37 GMT Location: http://salamiandeggs.com/feed/ Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html

    Over the several years of SP being out in the public release, your sites are the first I have encountered using permanent move of the rss feed. I will look into supporting redirect following in Syndicate Press for a future release.

    As a side note, a whois query shows that bobschecter.com is being hosted on godaddy servers. I did a quick google search for "godaddy wordpress 301 redirect rss" and found lots of responses about weird 301 redirects with godaddy hosting. Not to say there is anything wrong with that, but it is curious. I still hope to enable 301 redirect handling in SP, but this at least provides a root cause to the issue.

  21. bobschecter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    GoDaddy sucks. I'm stuck there for a while.

  22. nikco
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi

    I have found an issue with when I add a name for a feed.

    No name in the feed, works fine, but when i add the name i get the following:

    Failed to get content from 'name http://www.nameofsite.co.uk/feed/rss/'

    Please help !

    Nik

  23. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Nik,
    please provide the feed URL and EXACT line you are putting into the feed text area.

    Thanks.

  24. nikco
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://www.aimeefuller.co.uk/feed/rss/ is the url, when I use that with [sp# all] it works fine.

    But when i change to include a name:

    aimee http://www.aimeefuller.co.uk/feed/rss/' with

    [sp# aimee]

    I get:

    Failed to get content from 'aimee http://www.aimeefuller.co.uk/feed/rss/'

    Danke !

  25. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi nikco,
    you need to put a PIPE '|' character in between the name and the URL.

    It should look like this:

    aimee|http://www.aimeefuller.co.uk/feed/rss/

  26. nikco
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ahh ok thanks a bunch.

    Would be good to get http://henryranch.net/software/syndicate-press/ updated for the screenshots to reflect that :)

    Happy to send one over if it helps !

    Nik

  27. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    ok, thanks for the feedback. I'll get that screenshot updated. :-)

  28. shabdsangharsh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I'm getting - failed to get content and feed is not available - messages when I'm trying to get feeds of two sites.
    Can you please help me solve this issue...
    Site is: Smash Fascism

    feed URLs are : http://communalism.blogspot.com//feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
    and
    http://uaf.org.uk/?feed=rss2

  29. SP developer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi shabdsangharsh,

    For your first feed URL, when I open it in a browser, my browser is sent to the feedburner page and not the RSS news feed. Looking at the feedburner page, I found this RSS news link:
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/CommunalismWatch?format=xml

    Regarding the second link, I am wondering if that server is also doing a page-moved redirect which requires the client app to do a double request in order for the feed to be served. That host is being served off of TUCOWS hosting and I would not be surprised if they are doing the same thing as go-daddy is with the double request page-moved redirect trick.

    I am working on a solution to that which allows SP to still get the feed content from those types of hosts.

  30. shabdsangharsh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello HranchFundi,

    Thanks you so much!
    I'm not technically very sound actually, so I couldn't find the feed URL you provided. It's working all right.

    But, I don't understand page-moved redirect, so I would wait for Syndicate Press update when you've got the solution.

    Thanks again friend.

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