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[resolved] RSS Feed doesn't exist? (8 posts)

  1. Chris Sealey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I'm quite an advanced WordPress developer so this is the first time I've ever had to post to the forums—but this one's got me completely baffled.

    My new site is running the latest WP on a Media Temple grid. It only went live about 2 weeks ago, but has never had a working RSS feed.

    The link is here: http://51bits.com/ and the feed (should be) here: feed://51bits.com/feed/

    It's odd. Regardless of whether viewing it in browser or adding it to a client, sometimes I get an error, sometimes nothing happens—but it never "works".

    I've had many other sites running on this very grid before and never had a problem.

    Any clues anyone might have would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This might give you a clue.

    When I look at http://51bits.com/feed/ in Chrome I see
    51bits » Page not found http://51bits.com UI Design & Development from Sydney Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:10:52 +0000 en hourly 1

    That seems like part of the page content is displaying where the URL it couldn't find should be displaying.

    When I go to http://51bits.com in IE7 the main site tells me
    coming soon for IE.
    When I go to http://51bits.com/feed in IE7 I see

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    - <rss version="2.0" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/" xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/">
    - <channel>
      <title>51bits » Page not found</title>
      <atom:link href="http://51bits.com/feed" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
      <link>http://51bits.com</link>
      <description>UI Design & Development from Sydney</description>
      <lastBuildDate>Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:10:52 +0000</lastBuildDate>
      <language>en</language>
      <sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod>
      <sy:updateFrequency>1</sy:updateFrequency>
      </channel>
      </rss>

    No posts, because no content is displaying. None the less I am seeing the feed header.

    I wonder if something you are doing is inadvertently redirecting the feed URL. Why would it work in IE7 and not in Chrome? You have no site on IE7 and the feed header works, and you have a full site in Chrome and can't access the feed. Why?

  3. Chris Sealey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You sir, are a genius!

    That wasn't quite it, but you led me in the right direction. The problem was, I'm using custom post types on my site; articles and projects—there are no "posts".

    When WordPress sees there are no posts, it looks like it just throws this error. All I needed to do was change the URL to this: feed://51bits.com/feed/?post_type=articles

    Bingo.

    Thanks mate, that was all I needed: a slap in the face!

  4. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi

    Well, good. I didn't think it would be exactly what I suggested. I've had tunnel vision myself many times and overlooked what later became obvious. I knew I was seeing something that might help you track it down.

    Glad it was helpful. And glad you were able to resolve it so quickly.
    take care
    Steve

  5. Chris Sealey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks mate. Almost always, it's staring you right in the face and you just need a nudge from someone else. Thought I'd utilise the forums to get just that.

    Thanks again!

  6. pauloamaral
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello!

    I am having the same problem and was unable to resolve it. my blog is
    blog.sunsettables.com
    and the feed should be
    blog.sunsettables.com/feed

    how can I fix this?
    How do I change the feed page?

    Thank you!

  7. Chris Sealey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    pauloamaral,

    Every link on your site is broken, not just the RSS. Every page, post, category, tag—they all return 404s. Have you got your permalink structure setup properly?

    I ask this, because when I go directly to a page, for eg. http://blog.sunsettables.com/?p=4 it works. My guess is that your problem lies in the .htaccess file.

  8. pauloamaral
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you!
    My permalink was set up for Month and Date. Once I set it as Custom the site works fine!
    Have a good day!

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