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  1. spiffykermscom
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A few people that read my blog say that my RSS feed does not work for them - in fact, it never has. I've never fooled around with it myself so I have no idea why it wouldn't be working in the first place.

    Here is my website:
    http://www.spiffykerms.com/

    and here is the RSS feed, broken:
    http://www.spiffykerms.com/feed/

    Does anyone know a quick fix?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. spiffykermscom
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Got that thanks. But I still have no idea how about fixing it....

  4. spiffykermscom
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Why are my posts being deleted? I'm bumping them so they get noticed, as I would like the problem fixed :(

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Do not bump posts on this forum. Putting posts at the top doesn't help them get noticed here. The volunteers who try to answer questions look for those without replies first. If you bump a post, then it disappears from the "no replies" view. DO NOT BUMP.

    BEFORE POSTING (aka Forum Rules)

    Lots of people would like their problems fixed too. Yours are no more urgent or important.

    Try removing the replicated <head></head> markup from your theme's header.php file.

  6. darrinb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Like esmi said, remove the following from your header.php file:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>spiffykerms.com</title>
    </head>

    You have duplicate <head> elements and it's causing the error in your RSS feed.

  7. spiffykermscom
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I apologize esmi, I was directed here by the folks at wordpress.com and didn't realize they were two completely seperate sites.

    I tried to delete what dbmartin mentioned above. However everything under the meta tag could not be found.

    This is what I see in my wordpress wpadmin file on my website... i've tried deleting various tags but am at a loss of what to delete, since I do not see multiple header tags.

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" <?php language_attributes() ?>>
    <head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
    
     <title><?php
            if ( is_single() ) { single_post_title(); }
            elseif ( is_home() ) { bloginfo('name'); print ' | '; bloginfo('description'); pageGetPageNo(); }
            elseif ( is_page() ) { single_post_title(''); }
            elseif ( is_search() ) { bloginfo('name'); print ' | Search results for ' . wp_specialchars($s); pageGetPageNo(); }
            elseif ( is_404() ) { bloginfo('name'); print ' | Not Found'; }
            else { bloginfo('name'); wp_title('|'); pageGetPageNo(); }
        ?></title>
    
        <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type') ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset') ?>" />
    	<meta name="description" content="<?php bloginfo('description') ?>" />
    	<?php if(is_search()) { ?>
    	<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow" />
        <?php }?>
    
    	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" />
    	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />
    
      	<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url') ?>" title="<?php echo wp_specialchars(get_bloginfo('name'), 1) ?> <?php _e('Posts RSS feed', 'thematic'); ?>" />
    	<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url') ?>" title="<?php echo wp_specialchars(get_bloginfo('name'), 1) ?> <?php _e('Comments RSS feed', 'thematic'); ?>" />
    	<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url') ?>" />
    
    <?php wp_head() ?>
    
        <script type="text/javascript">
        	jQuery(document).ready(function(){
        		// Hide the site-meta panel
        		jQuery('#meta-panel').hide();
    
        		// Toggle site-meta panel visibilty and class when handle is clicked
        		jQuery('#meta-anchor').click(function() {
        			jQuery('#meta-panel').slideToggle(50);
                    jQuery(this).toggleClass("active");
        			return false;
        		} );
        	});
    
        </script>   
    
    </head>
    
    <body class="<?php sandbox_body_class() ?>">
    
    <?php /* Load sliding meta panel */ if (is_user_logged_in()) { include ('sitemeta.php'); } ?>
    
    <div id="wrapper" class="hfeed">
    
        <div id="header">
        	<div id="branding">
        		<div id="blog-title"><span><a href="<?php echo get_option('home') ?>/" title="<?php bloginfo('name') ?>" rel="home"><?php bloginfo('name') ?></a></span></div>
        		<?php if (is_home()) { ?>
        		<h1 id="blog-description"><?php bloginfo('description') ?></h1>
        		<?php } else { ?>
        		<div id="blog-description"><?php bloginfo('description') ?></div>
        		<?php } ?>
        	</div><!--  #branding -->
        	<div id="access">
        		<div class="skip-link"><a href="#content" title="<?php _e('Skip navigation to the content', 'thematic'); ?>"><?php _e('Skip to content', 'thematic'); ?></a></div>
                <?php sandbox_globalnav() ?>
            </div><!-- #access -->
        </div><!-- #header-->
    
    <?php thematic_belowheader(); ?>
        <div id="main">
  8. darrinb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In your theme folder, you should have a file called "header.php". Is this the file you're looking at?

    Because when you view the source code of your site we see:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>spiffykerms.com</title>
    </head>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US">
    <head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
    
     <title>spiffykerms.com | life and times of a newfie graphic designer living abroad</title>
    
        <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    	<meta name="description" content="life and times of a newfie graphic designer living abroad" />
    
    	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/wp-content/themes/thematic/style.css" />
    	<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/wp-content/themes/thematic/print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />
    
      	<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/feed/" title="spiffykerms.com Posts RSS feed" />
    	<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/comments/feed/" title="spiffykerms.com Comments RSS feed" />
    	<link rel="pingback" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/xmlrpc.php" />
    
    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.3.2'></script>
    <link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/xmlrpc.php?rsd" />
    <link rel="wlwmanifest" type="application/wlwmanifest+xml" href="http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/wp-includes/wlwmanifest.xml" />
    <link rel='index' title='spiffykerms.com' href='http://www.spiffykerms.com' />
    
        <script type="text/javascript">
        	jQuery(document).ready(function(){
        		// Hide the site-meta panel
        		jQuery('#meta-panel').hide();
    
        		// Toggle site-meta panel visibilty and class when handle is clicked
        		jQuery('#meta-anchor').click(function() {
        			jQuery('#meta-panel').slideToggle(50);
                    jQuery(this).toggleClass("active");
        			return false;
        		} );
        	});
    
        </script>   
    
    </head>

    Notice at the top you have <head> tags twice?

  9. ijoi7007
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi.. in my header.php dont have duplicate head tag. So do you have another idea??

  10. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Have you been editing any WordPress files besides those in your theme folder?

  11. Paula Brooks
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi I am having a similar problem at my blog at http://lezgetreal.com/

    Now I don't know if something got messed up in the move to our new host... or if something happened during our up grade to 2.8.1 but the rss2 feed has stopped working....

    I still have my comment feed... and it appear that I might have my Atom feed still

  12. spiffykermscom
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ugh :( It's so strange because in my header.php in my themes folder (online only as in here: http://www.spiffykerms.com/wordpress/wp-admin/theme-editor.php) only shows this.

    <?php thematic_create_doctype(); echo " "; language_attributes(); echo ">\n";?>
    
    <head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11">
    
    <?php 
    
    thematic_doctitle();
    thematic_create_contenttype();
    thematic_show_description();
    thematic_show_robots();
    thematic_canonical_url();
    thematic_create_stylesheet();
    thematic_show_rss();
    thematic_show_commentsrss();
    thematic_show_pingback();
    thematic_show_commentreply();
    
    wp_head(); ?>
    
    </head>
    <body class="<?php thematic_body_class() ?>">
    <?php thematic_before(); ?>
    
    <div id="wrapper" class="hfeed">
    
    <?php thematic_aboveheader(); ?>   
    
        <div id="header">
            <?php thematic_header() ?>
        </div><!-- #header-->
    
    <?php thematic_belowheader(); ?>   
    
        <div id="main">

    It still hasn't been fixed :(

    I just want someone to login to my wp for me and fix it all lol :/

  13. theluminousroom
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the infamous missing RSS feed/RSS feed is blank problem.

    My feed at http://heathmcconnell.com/blog/feed/atom/ is blank. A feed validation says it is a syntax, however to fix that you have to know what/where the REAL actual RSS file is. I have know Idea.

    I have also heard that people who have their wordpress install in one folder inside the root have had this problem in the past, but I never find answers when I search for wordpress problems. I usually only find questions.

    Oh, and I get a different error for my RSS than I do for Atom.
    Any Ideas?

  14. Nile Flores
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your rss feed if you have your permalinks correct shoudl be at

    yourdomain.com/feed/

    yourdomain.com being just an example and replaced with your domain name and domain name extension.

    You should try the Feedburner Feedsmith plugin
    http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=78483

    Did you install WordPress in a subfolder instead of the public html folder (Windows users public htdocs)?

    If you did not, your feed should be as I said above.

  15. theluminousroom
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have feedburner and feedsmith everything worked fine until the last upgrade (i think). My install is NOT in the root, it is in a subfolder, but the index.php IS in the root.

    If your rss/atom doesn't work, even in different themes, your feedburner is not going to work either, such is my case.

  16. mykhairul90
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If I got duplicate <head>, what should I do?

  17. Nile Flores
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you got duplicate head, then you need to go back to your theme and make sure you do not have 2 head tags.

  18. JackHayward
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am also having a similar problem. My RSS feed URL is http://jackhayward.host56.com/?feed=rss2 but when I click the link this error appears:

    This page contains the following errors:
    error on line 1 at column 6: XML declaration allowed only at the start of the document
    error on line 1 at column 38: Encoding error
    Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

    What can I do to fix this and make sure that RSS works properly?

  19. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    JackHayward
    your feed validated
    you can click on the help link for clues beside each line number
    remember, plugins usually cause trouble with feeds but not always.
    Alos, your webhost's insertion of it's ad could be problematic

  20. jspoon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here is a little FYI I just figured out that might help some people.

    My site only has pages and no posts and if you dont have posts then your rss feed will show up page not found.

  21. Kim09
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I use FeedSmith, it only worked with firefox :( then I switched to FD feedburner it works fine now. Check here if you want to burn your RSS with Feedburner

  22. enkognedo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Usually when this is seen, there is a separate file causing the extra "DOCTYPE", i.e. a PHP included file that also has its own DOCTYPE. I cannot determine from what you posted if that is the case or not. BTW, it does not have to be in your header.php file. It can be anywhere. If you have PHP for posts/pages enabled by a plug in or whatever, you might be inadvertently including/requiring/curling a completely different file that has its own headers.

  23. suckids
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same trouble , is it a thematic child theme ?

  24. Heather_B
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having the same trouble. I tried typing in http://www.onetakeonlife.com/feed and I get a domain not found page? I also tried the feed validator and it says it is a web page not a feed.

    Any tips on how to fix this?

  25. zanefielding
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am probably going to get bumped because of this but I need to ask

    I dont have the same problem but maybe someone can help me.

    I have verified that I have 5 people that subscribe to my blog but feedburner and any other trackers show ZERO subscribers. Can anyone help me?

  26. maiainternetconsulting
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just had a site that had a problem with the feed and figured out the problem. I would start by turning off all your plugins and then turning them on again one by one - testing the feed link before turning the next one on. Sideposts Widget was causing a problem on the site I had.

    An easy way to test the feed is at http://friendfeed.com/api/feedtest It does not tell you what is wrong but it is quick. FYI Sideposts widget was adding a second feedlink to the headers and causing it to break.

  27. comicnerd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is ridiculous. Several people have the same issue for a myriad of different reasons.

    I have this issue on 7 blogs, troubleshooting every one of them individually for what, 5 different potential causes?

    Gah

  28. Mari
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. RSS isn't updating any aggragators for posts or comments since March 10th. My site is here: http://mariadkins.com The feed is http://mariadkins.com/feed ... Even going through this long thread, I can't figure out what the problem is.

  29. Mari
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I ran my feed link through FriendFeed and it told me this:

    Feed URL: http://mariadkins.com/feed/
    No SUP-ID found

    so how do you fix that?!

  30. geneticgen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    http://www.onlinevideo.geneticgen.org/feed/

    please help me..cannot burn it using feedburner...

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