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RSS feeds not working in 2.9 (6 posts)

  1. topcat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just upgraded to WordPress 2.9 and my sidebar RSS feed widgets are not working. When I try to install them, I get two errors:

    RSS Error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: __destruct() in /home/content/.../wp-includes/default-widgets.php on line 735

    Furthermore, the error causes any other widgets below it to quit working as well.

    The feeds in the dashboard are not working either (incoming links, WordPress development blog, Other WordPress news). I'm getting the same UTF error that I got for the widgets: RSS Error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Terri

  2. Robert Chapin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Looks like you found a bug :) I'll Trac it up for you :)

  3. Robert Chapin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  4. Robert Chapin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The next step is to figure out why you are seeing "RSS Error: The data could not be converted to UTF-8". That is what ultimately caused the __destruct bug to be triggered.

  5. topcat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for looking into it. I took a look at the link, but I must confess I'm not techie enough to understand what I'm reading. Is there a fix for it?

  6. Rhino666
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I can't get any of the RSS feed plugins from worpress's plugin directory to show a single thing in 2.9.1
    ( website = crazymofo.co.uk)

    I've tried showing the most obvious rss news feeds from BBC news and Google so lots should appear....but nothing does.

    Surely someone must have an answer to this.

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