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RSS feed working? (11 posts)

  1. kwint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Some of my friends on Live Journal tried to add my RSS feed and get this error message:
    "Error
    The URL you have typed is invalid. Please make sure you have typed the URL correctly and try again."

    My WP site:
    http://www.karensblog.com

    (The above is a subdomain of my site so people can find it easily ... FWIW the 'real' address is
    http://www.karenwinters.com/kblog )

    It was time for me to upgrade so I upgraded to WP 1.5.2 tonight with no problems.

    Everything seems to be OK as far as the blog goes, but I still don't know if my RSS is working for anyone ... and it seems that Live Journal still can't add my feed through their syndication page.

    Please help a WP newcomer ... thanks in advance for any assistance.

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks like you have some bad characters in your post just before "This is a continuation of this week’s on" You might see a couple of squares there.

  3. kwint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm, I don't see that when I look at the page source. I wonder where it's coming from. Does the RSS feed work, though? What browser are you using?

  4. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Perhaps you are using IE the dinosaur, but you will aee it in FF or the source of both. The RSS feed won't work for many until you remove them.

    <p>2badcharacters<a href="http://www.karenwinters.com/blogimages/chief.jpg"><img...

  5. kwint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Beel, thanks for your help. I was not able to remove (or even see) the blocks in Safari, but I could see and edit them out in Firefox.

    Does my feed seem to be working now?

  6. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Congrats, feed is now working fine.

  7. kwint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the confirmation, I really appreciate it.
    My original problem, however, still remains.
    People on Live Journal can't take a feed from me when I add this address:
    feed://karenwinters.com/kblog/feed/atom/

    to this syndication page:
    http://www.livejournal.com/syn/

    Any idea on what I can do to make it work?
    Do I add something to the style sheet?
    I don't want to make a mess and make the feed not work for other users ...

    Thank you for any help!

  8. dgstinner
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Remove the feed:// part.

  9. kwint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    dgstinner: Thanks for the idea. However I tried your suggestion just now but it still didn't work.

    I still get the same message:

    Error
    The URL you have typed is invalid. Please make sure you have typed the URL correctly and try again.

    I have also tried entering:

    feed://karenwinters.com/kblog/feed/
    and
    karenwinters.com/kblog/feed/

    Nothing is working.

    However I notice that this WP user has a feed that DOES work for LJ users ...
    http://www.blogthings.com/things/

    What are they have in their template and/or are doing right that I am missing or doing wrong?

    Deep thanks and appreciation from this newbie.

  10. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://karenwinters.com/kblog/feed/atom

    Edit: wrote this awhile ago, forgot to press "send post" and then got distracted. I see you may have tried this. I don't know anything about LJ, but don't they accept RSS 2.0?

  11. kwint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Beel,

    It seems that the URL they want is the feed address, but it has to start with http:// not feed:// which is the way it displays in the browser when you click the RSS button.

    (it would be nice if they had put that in the instructions rather than making us do trial and error)

    I finally entered it this way
    http://karenwinters.com/kblog/feed and it automatically created a syndicated "free" account.

    I did a test this morning and it appears that the feed is working for LJ members
    I'm documenting this here in case any other users have the same trouble I had, and want to know what finally did the trick.

    Thanks for your help and suggestions ...

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