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  • I’m trying to troubleshoot a problem I’m having with the delicious cached++ plugin. The plugin uses the MagpieRSS functions that are built into WordPress, but it’s not clear to me that Magpie is caching the feed information that it’s pulling from

    Is there some way that I can conclusively determine whether or not Magpie is caching feed data? I’ve looked in the /wp-content/cache directory and can’t see anything with “rss_” prepended.

    Currently the plugin returns data only periodically. Frequently the sidebar where the links are supposed to be is empty — indicating no data. My understanding is that Magpie should use cached data if it can’t connect to the source feed.

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  • WP’s MagpieRSS facility caches feeds in the database. Have a look in the options table for any rss_* records there.

    Just the info I needed. Thanks, I’ll take a look there.

    Does this mean that the rss-functions references to a Magpie cache directory don’t actually do anything?

    Coming to the subject …

    I have realized that the dashboard rss generates, in my opinion, an “insane amount” of data in the options table.

    Though, I like the feature, it sometimes causes loading problems but mainly, in case of an average sized (1-2 MB) database, it tooks almost third of the database.

    When dealing with backup/restore and database troubleshooting it is quite a PITA.

    I used to edit out the dashboard rss for this reason but would not be better just cache the rss as all the other options data ?

    I dont want to see this data in my options table how do I stop it caching what I never wanted to read in the first place?

    I am having the exzact same problem that kbiglione describes.

    I’ve tried different plugins using the built-in MagpieRSS, on two different blogs (with different hosts) and on both of them the section that is supposed to show the feed content frequently displays empty. It seems that MagpieRSS isn’t doing any caching at all, there is no /wp-content/cache directory and I can’t find any references to this in the database.

    What gives? How to enable MagpieRSS? I’ve created a cahce directory sritable by the server, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

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