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[resolved] RSS Feed Not Working (16 posts)

  1. safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just upgraded to 2.02. When I click on the RSS link on my Blog, I get "The page cannot be displayed" in IE and in Firefox I get "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address because the feed isn't associated with any program."

    Also, this happens no matter which theme I use.

    Can anyone help me with this?

  2. FruitFly
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, but the suggestions in those threads didn't help. If I remove "feed:" from the address, I get this message:

    XML Parsing Error: xml declaration not at start of external entity
    Location: http://www.sarahannf.com/wordpress/?feed=rss2
    Line Number 2, Column 1:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    ^

    Any ideas?

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had that error this weekend due to some trailing blank lines at the end of a plugin.

  5. red-star
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What is the link to your site?

    you have to change the 1.0 to 2.0 !

  6. safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't have any plugins installed right now.

    In the sidebar.php for my blue horizon theme the code says:

  7. " title="<?php _e('Syndicate this site using RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('RSS'); ?>
  8. " title="<?php _e('The latest comments to all posts in RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('Comments RSS')

    My link is http://www.sarahannf.com/wordpress

    thanks for helping.

  • Mbaeducation
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have more or less the same error.

    What plugin?

  • safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ('rss2_url) didn't show up in my previous post.

  • red-star
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please take away "feed:" in the source, and read other treads about the same problem.

  • Mbaeducation
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dear friends,

    Several hours after my installation, the RSS feed in the bottom still don't work; sometimes the RSS file appears, and sometimes the return is a blank page.

    And if I include or exclude the "feed:http...", the results are the same above mentioned.

    At the time I decide to create some WP blogs, some friends suggested to my to find another blog system, because the "WP is very instable". I don't believe, but now I am almost convinced that this is true. If so, it is a shame because the WP appears to be very good.

    I will wait for one or two days and if this situation remains I will change to another blog. Some friends suggested to me the drupal.org, did you have any comments on this system?

    Best regards and thanks.

    http://mba-open-university.net/wordpress/feed/

  • Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That feed, at the bottom of your post above, works fine. Be sure to refresh your browser when viewing it (F5 or ctrl-F5)

    As suggested, remove "feed:" in front of it in your theme files.

  • moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you cannot make WP to work for you... drupal is much more compliacted. But it's your choice.
    Anyway, your feeds "almost" validate (see the validator results) and I am sure it would work perfectly when your site will validate, too:
    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//www.mba-open-university.net/wordpress/
    Stop using that "not-so-smart" wysiwyg editor and half of your errors will be gone :)

  • Mbaeducation
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, Moshu, I will try to fix the errors. It is fanny, I used FrontPage, I go to use the NoteTab Pro to edit the html.

  • safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've decided to wave the white flag. I'm restoring my site from a backup I did a few weeks ago. I'll upgrade to 2.0.2 when I'm feeling less frustrated.

  • safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Going back to the older version of WordPress fixed the problem. I'll upgrade some other time.

  • safjazz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I got brave and did a fresh reinstall of 2.0.2. Everything works fine now. It's like the old "turn off/turn on" trick for fixing something

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