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Edit post without updating the RSS feed

  • As the title says, how can I edit a post without it appearing again in the RSS feed? A lot of blogs I read post an entry, then an hour later change a mis-spelling and it shows up again in my feed reader, annoying me to no end. I was wondering if I could avoid that on my blog.

    I’m a total n00b, and I’m sure this is a ridiculously simple question, but I searched through the site and documentation and couldn’t find an answer. Help.

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  • I’m wondering the same thing myself. I would be most appreciative if someone could answer this question.

    I’m pretty sure the RSS feeds are sorted by the Timestamp of the post. The timestamp in WordPress is normally based on when you Published the post, not when you Last-Modified. So normally your post-editing will not push a post back to the top of the RSS feed. (However of course your edits will still appear in that post in the RSS, for example a reader who hadn’t seen that post yet).

    For the converse, if you *want* the post to jump back into the RSS feed (like you’ve added new info or finalized a story)… then you can use the Edit Timestamp in Write Post.

    Still, I’ve tried that and that’s not a surefire way…albeit the only one that would make logical sense.

    I made two edits to an entry and now I have three versions of that entry in my feed (all in a row). I’m running my feed through Feedburner. Does that complicate things, and is there any way to fix this?

    I’m looking for a way to solve this too. I keep having to do some minor update on a post, but I hesitate as I don’t want to disturb the readers.

    Just bumping this thread. I would like to find a solution to this as well. Any ideas or new developments?

    That’s more of a problem with your feedreader than it is anything else. The feed doesn’t get new entries added just because you edit a post. It’s a direct reflection of the blog contents.

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