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RSS Feed is invalid (14 posts)

  1. GrantGochnauer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm trying to use my feed with Google's reader but for some reason, Google is saying my feed is invalid. I can pull up the feed URL in a web browser and it looks fine with me.

    My feed url is: http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/index.php/feed/

    And a direct link: http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/wp-rss2.php
    which does not seem to work either.

    I'm not sure what the problem could be. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
    --Grant

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gochnauer.org%2Fwordpress%2F
    Your feed is generating every item twice. That's causing the errors. That wouldn't happen in core code so have you any plugins which hook into the feeds?

  3. GrantGochnauer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm. I disabled this one feed plugin I had. Now I no longer see double <item> elements but it still doesn't seem to work.

    http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/index.php/feed/

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks again!

  4. GrantGochnauer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm. I wonder if it is because I have YouTube embedded videos...

  5. GrantGochnauer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The other thing I noticed is that Bloglines doesn't like the feed either. It says no feed was found when given the address: http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/index.php/feed

    Anyone else had this issue?

  6. rnoble
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why, yes I have had the exact problem. I can get the RSS "link" to work fine after I tweaked it to http://www.nobleandcompany.net/?feed=rss2 The important part I changed was the /?feed=rss2

    But my address: http://www.nobleandcompany.net produced the code http://www.bloglines.com/sub/http://nobleandcompany.net which didn't work. Maybe I will add the code above to see it that triggers something. Good luck - sorry I can't be of much help.

  7. rnoble
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Grant - new post with some help...I added the code /?feed=rss2 and bingo - Bloglines worked perfectly. Hope it works for you.
    Best - Richard

  8. superjux
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Interesting. Adding ?feed=rss2 also worked for me in Bloglines. Can anyone explain why?

    Thanks.

  9. NathanShaw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The problem I am having myself is that the feed link at the bottom of my newly installed blog goes to

    feed:http://www.organizedr.com/b/feed/

    How do I fix that and why has it happened? I have created permalinks but it doesn't make sense that I feed: is preceeding the feed link.

    Thanks.

  10. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/wp-rss2.php
    http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/wp-rss.php
    http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/wp-atom.php
    all work as feeds.

    The errors though are 'in the system' so to speak so until those posts in the feed drop out of the feed you will have errors.

    Does Bloglines take any of the above?

  11. superjux
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Podz, how come my RSS feed stopped updating via Bloglines when I switched hosting companies? How is that related?

    Hilary

  12. GrantGochnauer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks guys!!

    http://www.gochnauer.org/wordpress/?feed=rss2 does indeed work on bloglines. That is VERY strange.

    Thanks for the good investigative research!

  13. superjux
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, oddly enough. The new feed stopped working as well. I'm thinking maybe it has something to do with Bluehost? In the meantime, I'm usuing feedburner, but I'd really like to be able to get my original feed up and working again.

  14. rnoble
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not sure if this is related, but I can't seem to get the RSS feed bug to appear in the menu at the top of the browser. When I click on the RSS feed button on the sidebar I get it to work, because I added the ?feed=rss2 to that specific link. Same for the bloglines bug.

    I am thinking I am missing some code for the site overall which is causing the feed recognition issues to begin with. Any idea where the root cause might lie? Thanks in advance.

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