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Troubles with RSS on wordpress (9 posts)

  1. utern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, I am a beginner with wordpress and I was wondering how to troubleshoot a problem I am having with my RSS feed. My RSS comments and entries keep showing this message when I click on the link.

    error on line 2 at column 487: XML declaration allowed only at the start of the document

    I was wondering is there a way to solve this? Thank you

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Site URL?

  3. utern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. utern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I not sure whether it was because of plugins i added, but i do not think that is the case.
    the rss doesn't work in google chrome nor mozilla firefox, i wonder what is wrong.

    the link to the error message on chrome is http://utern.org/wp/?feed=rss2
    the firefox error message is like this... (below)

    XML Parsing Error: junk after document element
    Location: http://utern.org/?feed=rss2
    Line Number 2, Column 1129:

    i don't know what to do anymore

  5. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Reset your feed options and check again.
    There are some unclosed tags shown by markup validation that can also cause the problem.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Validating_a_Website

  6. utern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    how would i reset my feed options?
    I tried refreshing the page by ctrl +f5, but it didn't seem to work. I tried validating my feed and it shows this (on the site). I am not quite sure what it means

    http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Futern.org

  7. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try this: Go to Dashboard >> Reading. There you will find feed settings. Reset to something other than what you have now and see if it helps.

  8. utern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried change the feed setting to different ones from the ones I have before, and the rss feed for comments and entries are still showing the same message.

    Could plugins affect the RSS feeds? Not sure if it is the any plugins (or which one) that caused this problem.

  9. utern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also tried deactivating all my plugins and changing the themes.

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