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RSS Feeds do not work (please help) (7 posts)

  1. turtle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i tried clicking on the RSS Entries at the bottom of a blog and it did not work. don't know where to start. i appreciate any insights

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is not a lot to go on. Did not work how? Was there an error? If so, what was the error?

    Also, a link to your blog would improve the help.

  3. turtle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm still in the process of testing the WP blog.

    sorry i didn't provide enough info. Here's what happened when i clicked on "Entries (RSS)" in the footer.

    ... a window popped up and displayed the following URL:

    "feed:http://blog.mysite.com/feed/". if I took out "feed:" i think it would solve the problem, right? i have never used RSS before so i don't know much.

    I'm guessing that i should modify the file footer. when i tried to delete "feed:" in the "footer" link i couldn't seem to submit the change. At the bottom of the window screen, it shows "If this file were writable you could edit it." i'm guessing i need to issue a "chmod 655" command for the "theme-editor.php" file? are there any other files that i need to edit? theme.php?

    thanks for the insight.

  4. marke1
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    feed:http://blog.mysite.com/feed/". if I took out "feed:" i think it would solve the problem, right? i have never used RSS before so i don't know much.

    You don't need the "feed" prefix part. Just the URL.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't bother about changing the pernissions on the files (chmod). Of course, it wouldn't be the editor file you have to change permissions on, but he file you want to edit - does it make sense?

    I always edit everything on my computer in a decent text editor (not Word!) and upload the modified version. It is safer.

  6. turtle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i found out that i needed to edit the sidebar.php file. here's what i'm puzzled with: Why is there a "feed:" prefix in the footer by default? What's the intention for putting "feed:" prefix there anyway?

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    feed is supposed to be the new protocol for feeds
    http://www.google.ca/search?q=feed+protocol
    but is not universal yet. That's what I heard from the gurus...

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