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Temporary fix for WP Dev Blog Feed (in Dashboard) (6 posts)

  1. shorty114
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Recently, the dev feed got borked by a few extra newlines at the beginning of the feed. This means that the Dashboard will have no dev blog news, and this is a temporary fix until the developers make the fix.

    Here are the instructions:

    1. Open wp-admin/index.php

    2. Go to line 114, which should be something like this:
    $rss = @fetch_rss('http://wordpress.org/development/feed/');

    3. Change the URI to http://shorty114.net/misc/devfeed.php:
    $rss = @fetch_rss('http://shorty114.net/misc/devfeed.php');

    4. Save the file, and all should be fine!

    Just in case you were wondering, this feed is updated realtime from the blog - it isn't a static copy.

    The Technical mumbo-jumbo:

    Basically, this script takes the dev feed RSS and strips the newlines at the beginning of the file, and so then the RSS feed works again.

  2. Joshua Sigar
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. Angela
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip *& link*... I know some people complain about the feeds on the dashboard, but I love having them there. I've missed them sooo much!

  4. Lorelle
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is so easy to do. Thank you for this great and easy fix.

    I was missing these!

  5. shorty114
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Some people I've heard from don't care for the Dashboard, but some like it, so I made this fix.

    Hope it's simple & easy so everyone can use it...

  6. Simple, easy and fixed - thanks.

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