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WP RSS Validator


Runs your RSS feed against the W3 RSS Validator and alerts you of any errors or warnings in a convenient dashboard widget. If either exist, a quick synopsis will explain the issues and provide a link to the W3 site for further explanation and possible fixes.


  • Example of the dashboard widget with warnings.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload wp-rss-validator to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Navigate to the dashboard and view results.
  4. Enjoy!


Why is my feed invalid?

There are many reasons. Many times, it’s due to invalid characters or otherwise bad markup in the feed. Sometimes it’s embedded items.

How do I fix it?

That depends on the problem 🙂 The link to the main W3 site will provide more details and links to possible fixes.


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Contributors & Developers

“WP RSS Validator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Included metabox on single posts and pages to check single feed!


  • First release!