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[resolved] RSS Not found/Not registered protocol (28 posts)

  1. surferbill
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm in the process of setting up my blog and the layout and whatnot. I clicked on both RSS links in my footer and neither of them work.

    my URL is http://www.grooveconcepts.com/

    In FireFox i get a pop up error window that says "Alert Feed is not a Registered protocol"

    In IE it takes me to a page cannot be displayed error page. In the title bar it says Invalid Syntax Error

    As far as I know, I really haven't touched footer.php where these links reside. Also, I have the most recent version of wordpress installed.

    Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance!

  2. surferbill
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I looked in the footer.php and it was making the URL to be

    feed:http://www.grooveconcepts.com/feed

    I'm not sure if feed: is supposed to be at the front like that. any ideas?

    I removed the feed: part and I think its working now...I just hope I didn't take out something I need

  3. Your feed is fine at: http://www.grooveconcepts.com/feed/ The problem is the feed: in front of it. You can see an explanation here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/29291#post-164887

    And, please upgrade to Firefox v1.0.4 as soon as you can. Currently, it's the only version of Firefox (and the only cross-platform browser) that can correctly handle feed:.

  4. surferbill
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Awesome thanks a ton for looking into that for me, I really appreciate your help!

  5. No problem. ^_^

  6. And, please upgrade to Firefox v1.0.4 as soon as you can. Currently, it's the only version of Firefox (and the only cross-platform browser) that can correctly handle feed:

    Odd, running 1.0.4 and it has no clue what to do with feed:.

    feed is not a registered protocol.

  7. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's not the browser that supports the "protocol." The "feed:" protocol scheme is similar to "mailto:" in that a program needs to be installed and registered in the OS as the supporting application. When I click on a mailto link my email application loads, and when I click on a feed link my RSS reader opens. But if I don't have programs registered as the default apps, they don't work.

  8. Yes, but it'd be nice if Firefox had the ability to hande the "feed:" protocol since it can handle feeds as bookmarks.

  9. kelleychambers
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm running Firefox v1.0.6 and I'm getting the same error message. What is a recommended RSS reder so I can default the protocol to that app?

  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    "What is a recommended RSS reder"

    For Windows, I can recommend SharpReader:

    http://sharpreader.com/

  11. kelleychambers
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks so much I'll check it out on my windows machine. But I also have a linux desktop that I use quite a bit. Any suggestions here?

  12. porca
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think I am having a similar problem. I apologize for being completely clueless but this is my first blog. When I am in i.e. and I click on the entries (RSS) link at the bottom of my blog I get "This page cannot be found" The address of the blog is
    http://www.blindpigfindsacorn.com/blog

    Whatever the problem is, would you mind being excruciatingly clear in your directions of what to do about it... I apologize again for not knowing what I am doing. Thanks!

  13. skippy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    porca:
    the RSS link at the bottom of your page is this:
    feed:http://blindpigfindsacorn.com/blog/?feed=rss2

    The feed: bit at the front is causing problems. feed: is a nascent standard, not yet widely supported by many applications. WordPress uses this format to help (try to) jump-start the market for its use. It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem.

    To remove the feed: prefix, simply edit the footer.php file in your wp-content/themes/default/ directory.

  14. porca
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you skippy, I would like to say this worked but instead it is broken worse - no doubt my fault. I opened the footer.php file in notepad and there were two lines with feed: in them.

    The first line had ">Entries

    After removing the feed: it now says

    Entries

    I saved it as footer.php and reuploaded and now when one clicks the entries (RSS) link one gets an exciting page of code. What did I do wrong?

  15. porca
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well heck, that post is not correct now because this system executed some of the code. Dunno what to do to stop that from happening so I can show you the code I changed and how I changed it :(

  16. porca
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    never mind, I retract the question, I'm an idiot - it is now working correctly thank you Skippy!

  17. myrna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please, I am having same problem and am also a beginner (obviously. Tried to change "Meta" code in sidebar. When that didnt work, I pasted old code back in and the RSS feed and comments dont work with old code (same error messages as above). Much obliged..

    My URL: http://www.renodiscontents.com/

  18. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    myrna; maybe try restoring your original sidebar.php (or download from where ever you got your theme).

  19. myrna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I wish. It seems my theme doesnt have a sidebar.php. I refreshed all files associated with the theme. I think we can safely attribute this to my cluelessness. I will keep trying things and it will eventually work...thanks for trying.

  20. TheGaffer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm encountering the same issue that was mentioned in the original post. When I click on both RSS links on my page, neither of them work.

    Blog is at epltalk.wordpress.com/

    In FireFox i get a pop up error window that says "Alert Feed is not a Registered protocol"

    In IE it takes me to a page cannot be displayed error page. In the title bar it says Invalid Syntax Error

    Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance!

  21. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't use this stuff myself, but there's tons of info on it around.... please search for "feed, protocol" using the provided search facility.

  22. Gaffer, please read the entire thread before posting next time. Pay extra special attention to the third post in this thread, and follow the "You can see an explanation here:" link.

  23. tetsuo316
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there. I'm also receiving a 404 error when clicking on RSS in my sidebar. I'm using the Minima Plus theme and it *doesn't* use the feed: protocol.

    The link after the a href is as follows: <?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/feed/

    My blog is located at http://www.waitingcasually.com

    Thanks.

  24. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Evidently the theme you are using assumes you have custom permalinks. Change the link to: http://www.waitingcasually.com/?feed=rss2

  25. tetsuo316
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for that, Beel. Cheers!

  26. myrna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Beginner who is really trying--promise. I replaced code in the rss feed section to: href="http://renodiscontent.com/?feed=rss2" title="<?php _e('Syndicate this site using RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('<abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?>

    Now it seems to sort of work. I get error message: "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

    Do I need a style associated with my rss feed? Using Red Train theme that seems to assume I have a custom permalinks like the person above. Thanks

  27. No, that should be fine. The RSS feed should be raw code (with no style). You would only apply a style to it if you wanted your feed to look "pretty" in your browser. But, RSS feeds are for aggregators, not browsers.

  28. myrna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So its working correctly now? Awesome. Thanks for confirming. Now I have to do the same for the comments.

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