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RSS Widget Feed Problems (24 posts)

  1. ijk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am having trouble fetching an rss feed and I suspect it is because of a special character in the url. I get no error, but no feed entries appear. I've verified fetching the feed with magpie independently and it works fine.

    The feed url is in the format: http://domain.tld/view?fetch=rss

    Can anyone verify if this would indeed cause problems and possible work arounds? Thanks

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How can we verify it when you don't give it? ;)

  3. converting2wp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know if the "?" is a problem, but I'm having what may be a similar problem.

    I'm trying to redisplay a couple of feeds using WP 2.1 and the RSS widget. I've been using the feeds for months and haven't really noticed any problem in other tools I've used to display them.

    What's happening is that more than half the time I seem to get an error ("An error has occured; the feed is probably down. Try again later."), but if I click the RSS icon used to subscribe to the feed, it comes up just fine.

    [Actually, I'm trying to display 4 feeds. Feeds 3 and 4 seem to be rock solid -- just the first two seem to be having trouble.]

    This WP 2.1 installation is less than 24 hours old, so I don't have a lot of history here. But if there's something that might make the feed connections unreliable, I'd be interested to hear about it.

    In the meantime, maybe I'll look into learning more about the widget architecture so I can do something other than treat them as a black box.

  4. silfani
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Same problem here. I have a google news rss feed, and it seems as if the widget is stripping the last bit, &output=rss, from the address.

    At first I thought it was because I was switching between themes, but it persists as a problem. I am also having conflict issues between photopress and widgets.

  5. DocRaman
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Anyone find a solution to this? I'm also having this problem when trying to get a feed from a path that has a question mark in it.

  6. hefalump
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just installed WP, tested pocast plugin, worked first time. I really want to embed RSS feeds and was excited about the RSS widget.

    BUT .. it doesn't work, and seems like it hasn't in months.

    It also seems like it should be a really popular widget. Is anyone working on this?

  7. hefalump
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do a google search for the error you see on your wordpress page where the RSS feed should be embedded:

    "An error has occured; the feed is probably down"

    It would appear a mere 28,000+ wordpress blogs on the internet are suffering this issue at the moment!

  8. lkraav
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    joining in on those one. thought it could be the widget cannot handle https, but perhaps not?

  9. lkraav
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    joining in on those one. thought it could be the widget cannot handle https, but perhaps not?

  10. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    just some additional facts. i'm hungarian so i have the windows-1250 characterset on my pc but i use utf-8 with my localhost installation of apache-mysql-php, including wordpress. the widget feeds are working just fine from my pc but do the same described mistake with the hungarian feeds on an internet server, actually at godaddy. the damned same installation. the funny part is that ultimate tag warrion is working just fine with my special character on the net but on my pc i can't tag because of misreading my funny letters. so it must be a serious characterset mismatch problem. too bad...

  11. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    But yet not a single one of you can post a link so we can see what is occuring so we can try to solve the problem.

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    the same described mistake with the hungarian feeds on an internet server

    És melyik az a "hungarian feed", amelyik nem működ a "vidzsitben"? :)

  13. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    olá.
    hát ezeket próbáltam:
    http://kisherceg.blog.hu/rss2
    http://vg.hu/rss/kulfold.xml

    ez például köszöni, jól van:
    http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss.xml

    mondom, miközben lokálhoszton meg tök ugyanaz megy vidáman, ezekkel a feedekkel.

  14. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. kisherceg - tökéletes online blogban, utf-8 leosztással, mert a feed is utf-8.
    2. VG nem utf-8, hanem windows-1250, enélfogva soha nem fog jól működni egy utf-8 blogban.
    3. bbc szintén utf-8

  15. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    de nekem a kisherceg nem megy online blogban, a gépemen meg vidáman... meg a vg is, meg minden. őrület. a gépemen minden feed vidáman jön a netről, viszont a tag cloudban ő és ű helyett kérdőjek jelennek meg. a neten meg az utw is tökéletes. na mindegy, kösz a választ.

  16. DocRaman
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here is a link that doesn't work for me in the RSS widget. All the URL's with question marks in them don't work. All other do (among the dozen or so I've tried).

    Not working:
    http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna/xml/rss.cfm?query=byCategory&languages=1&categoryId=2

  17. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hi docraman,
    i tried your feed and it didn't work in rss widget indeed BUT it worked in KB Advanced RSS widget. and by me it doesn't have anything to do with question marks in any of this both widgets.
    i'm going crazy...

    right now i suspect the html_entity_decode part with ENT_QUOTES because it cannot work with the ISO-8859-2 encoding wich comes around with some hungarian feeds. maybe the quotes are not correctly decoded and it causes that $rss->items is not an array.

    clues anyone? (i'm not a php expert...)

  18. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    and one more thing: it happens that at the very first time i get the feed but after refreshing my site i get the "an error has occured" message an on and on. there can be something wrong with the handling of arrays.

  19. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    it really looks like if you have ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? in the feed it's perfect, if else or not, it doesn't work...

  20. prokihun
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    moshunak:
    a kisherceg lehet, hogy a blogban kiosztja az utf-8-at, de a feedben már nem. abban csak ennyi áll: ?xml version="1.0"?, és rövid tapasztalatom szerint valahol itt van a kutya elásva. a widget kódja meghülyül, ha nem talál utf-8-at az oldalon... lehet, hogy laikusként mondom, de akkor nincs jól megírva, nem?

  21. DocRaman
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    prokihun-

    Yes, I ended up using the KB Advanced RSS widget. Seems to work with no problem. I'm also no PHP person, so not really sure about details.

    At least KB helped me get things working :)

  22. badassreviews
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So what's the official word on this RSS feed issue?

    I'm using KB Advanced RSS but it this morning my feed broke again. I'm just sending a category feed back on the homepage so I can titles of it, and if need be, click on article titles to get the full article.

  23. nilsb
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a solution to this?

    Or, has the RSS widget ever actually worked?

  24. nonletter
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hello, I'm using RSS widget integrated in 2.3RC1, I got:

    "An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later."
    every time I add something on my delicious feed (http://del.icio.us/rss/nonmarco).
    but the feed is working.

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