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  • jca

    (@jca)


    Since upgrading to WP 2.7, the Other WordPress News RSS feed (widget) in the Admin Dashboard refuses to load.

    When checking the widget’s Configure link, the default http://planet.wordpress.org/feed/ url is replaced with a Error: could not find an RSS or ATOM feed at that URL. error message. The planet.wordpress.org feed loads fine directly in my browser, and I can load other feeds in that same Other WordPress News widget. Other Dashboard feeds continue to work as well. But whenever trying to use the feed from planet.wordpress.org (and variations of that feed’s url), it doesn’t work. The feed worked fine in previous versions of WP.

    Any ideas?

    Appreciate any help/info.

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  • ensworth

    (@ensworth)

    I have exactly the same problem … which began after I upgraded to 2.7.

    I have WordPress 2.7 installed on a different host/server, and it has no problem with the Other WordPress News widget using the planet.wordpress.org feed.

    I tried burning the planet.wordpress.org to a Feedburner feed to see if that version would load, but it made no difference.

    Could this may be a problem with the web host (which is Dreamhost, in this case)?

    Any ideas?

    I have the same problem with the other wordpress news RSS feed. I am on a different host than you are. The other RSS feeds are working, it’s just that one.

    Guys, I started a bug/defect report on this for them to fix for 2.7.1.

    http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8543

    Can you guys help me with it? Maybe fill in stuff I missed?

    This is what I did to fix this problem…

    1. Open wp-config.php
    2. Remove any spaces after “?>” at the very end of the document.

    For some reason that worked for me. It took some time for Feed Burner to register the change, but the FireFox RSS reader registered the change instantly.

    Remove any spaces after “?>” at the very end of the document.

    This didn’t fix the problem for me.

    Are we talking about the same issue? You mentioned using your Firefox RSS reader — we’re talking about seeing the RSS feed in a Admin Dashboard widget.

    It’s not working. Here is the error it shows
    XML Parsing Error: no element found
    Location: http://feeds.feedburner.com/cartoonsbyMANJUL
    Line Number 1, Column 1:

    I’m looking forward to a fix as well. Mine is busted on 2 of my 4 blogs.

    me too, I miss the wp news on my dashboard 🙁

    After upgrading to 2.7 my dashboard is not showing up either. I will not upgrade the rest of my blogs until their is some response. This issue is 2 weeks old……………Hello is anyone home? Earth to wordpress can you read me wordpress. Come in wordpress. Come in wordpress can you hear me?

    This worked for me

    Create an empty plugins folder

    * Via FTP or your host’s control panel, navigate to the wp-contents folder (directory)
    * Via FTP or your host’s control panel, rename the folder “plugins” to “plugins.hold”
    * Via FTP or your host’s control panel, create new folder called “plugins”
    * Login to your WordPress administration menus
    * Via FTP or your host’s control panel, delete the empty “plugins” you previous created
    * Via FTP or your host’s control panel, rename “plugins.hold” back to “plugins”

    Palmbeach your lucky that did not work for me.

    I have the same issue

    How did this not get picked up in testing?

    Ryan S

    (@ryan_accuwebhosting)

    You can try this:

    http://planet.wordpress.org/?feed=rss2

    I hope this will work..

    This feed only shows the usual planet webpage, but this link worked for me :

    http://planet.wordpress.org/feed/?feed=rss2

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