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RSS Feeds are no longer working? (101 posts)

  1. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    My WordPress Blogsite is http://www.hyperblogcafe.com

    For some reason, over the last week or so, my RSS feeds no longer appear to be generating.

    If you go to http://www.hyperblogcafe.com/feed, only one post is appearing; when, in fact, I have over 600 posts.

    Does anyone know what may be going in?

    Also, I've recently updated to WordPress 3.2.1

    Thank you,
    Mark

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi esmi,
    Thank you for the response, and the suggestions.

    I did what you said, and switched to the Twenty Eleven theme, and, apparently, the problem isn't with the theme.

    I then tried deactivating all plug-ins, and the problem was still persisting.

    Then, I decided to go to The WordPress Feeds page:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds

    In my Feeds Widget, I was using this code for the posts:
    <?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>
    The resulting link would be this:
    http://www.hyperblogcafe.com/feed

    Then, I tried switching to:
    <?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>
    Resulting link:
    http://www.hyperblogcafe.com/feed/rss

    The result is a lot better. If you click on:
    http://www.hyperblogcafe.com/feed/rss
    You will see that it is better.

    Still, in my Reading Settings, "Syndication feeds show the most recent," I have it set to display 250, and only the last 10 post feeds are displaying. Interesting, when I view the source on that page, it does show them all. But, in RSS, only the last 10.

    I am having the same thing happen with comment feeds as well.

    So, while this is much better, it is still not optimal.

    Do you have anymore suggestions? Incidentally, I am using Google Chrome. Could that also be contributing to this?

    Thank you,
    Mark

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do NOT pull your own feed url into an RSS widget on your site! This will have a significantly negative effect on your site's performance.

  5. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still, in my Reading Settings, "Syndication feeds show the most recent," I have it set to display 250, and only the last 10 post feeds are displaying.

    esmi,
    I meant to say, when I view the xml file, it appears that they are all there. But, Chrome will only display the last 10.

    But, then, I tried opening IE, and the original problem is still occurring there.

    I will try resetting the plug-ins folder now, and see if that helps.

  6. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do NOT pull your own feed url into an RSS widget on your site! This will have a significantly negative effect on your site's performance.

    It's not a plug-in - It is an advanced text widget, to where I put the custom code. I am not pulling the feed into a widget. They are merely links to the feeds.

  7. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I have also reset the plug-ins folder, according to the instructions on the page you gave me. But, that didn't do anything noticeable either.

    This is bizarre! Until recently, the RSS feeds worked perfectly.

    Any other suggestion?

    Thank you,
    Mark

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting.

  9. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting.

    Permanently, or just temporarily?

  10. Temporarily, to test.

  11. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Ipstenu,
    By resetting, I am assuming that you meant to switch the permalink structure back to default?

    If that is correct, I did that, saved it, and my posts weren't displaying.

    I then changed it back to custom, with the /%postname%/ variable.

    And, the same problem persists. :(

  12. Change the permalinks to default (ugly) - Yes, we know your posts won't work, that's expected.

    What you're supposed to do is test if the 'ugly' version of the FEED link works ;)

    http://example.com/?feed=rss
    http://example.com/?feed=rss2
    http://example.com/?feed=rdf
    http://example.com/?feed=atom

  13. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu!

    OK, so, let me get this straight:

    First, switch the permalinks structure to default, then save it.

    Then, try using the 4 Feed (links) methods (above) with my site?

  14. Yes :)

  15. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ipstenu,

    3 out of the 4 took me back to the original problem that I posted about. And, the ?feed=rdf one was asking to download something. :(

    On the defaults widget, by wordpress, they use the /feed method.

    So for me, that would be http://www.hyperblogcafe.com/feed, but, that gives the same problem.

    Any other ideas?

    Thank you,
    Mark

  16. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ipstenu,
    I tried putting my blogsite (www.hyperblogcafe.com) into this utility: http://feedvalidator.org/

    And, it is saying, "Congratulations! This is a valid Atom 1.0 feed."

    Also, it is saying:
    line 8, column 23: subtitle should not be blank
    <subtitle type="text"></subtitle>

    and

    line 33, column 0: content should not contain object tag
    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="350" hei ...

    Do you know what this all means, and how it 'might' get me straightened out?

    Thank you,
    Mark

  17. Do you actually have any posts or is everything a page?

  18. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I have over 600 posts.
    http://www.hyperblogcafe.com

  19. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Each one of them are a post,Ipstenu.

  20. Rewinding...

    What, exaclty, is still wrong?

  21. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, if you go to my site, please try to view the post and comment feeds for my site, and you will see that, very few if any, are displaying. Unless, somehow, it is specific to my computer.

    It's not 'still wrong.' I'm having the exact same problem as when I first started the post. :(

  22. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've tried every suggestion that you guys suggested. But, you asked to find out what type of feeds that my site uses; and, if you read above, I put my site through a feed validator utility, and got the above results. I then posted a question to you; but, you haven't replied to it.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you,
    Mark

  23. I can get http://www.hyperblogcafe.com/feed/ to show one post same as you....

    How many posts have you made in July?

  24. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, so you see my problem.

    I have created 3 in July. And, the only one that is, randomly, showing up, is from way back in Christmas. Ipstenu, this is bizarre!

  25. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you moved this site since Christmas?

  26. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you moved this site since Christmas?

    Hi esmi,
    No, I haven't. I have had several WordPress updates, since Christmas. And, I started using Google Chrome a few months ago. That's about it.

    Just a few weeks back, the Feeds were working just fine.

  27. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So what changed on the site or the server a few weeks ago?

  28. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So what changed on the site or the server a few weeks ago?

    Absolutely nothing, that I can think of. I've only done WordPress updates, and began using Google Chrome.

  29. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you spoken to your hosts at all? I know it can be hard to get them to admit that they've changed something on the server but it might be worth a try. If you have access to server error logs, it might also be worth having a look through them for the past few weeks.

  30. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So what changed on the site or the server a few weeks ago?

    I did install that Jetpack (plug-in) utility by WordPress, recently. Could that be causing this, possibly? And, if so, wouldn't the above steps that we have already taken, have resolved that, if there were a conflict?

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