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  • Resolved donnylyn


    My feed is erroring on all my pages excepet the home page.
    In FeedMedic in Feedburner, I am getting a problem message:

    FeedBurner had trouble retrieving your Source Feed:

    The error message is:

    Error on line 2: The markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed.

    I checked feed validator and this is what it says:

    This feed does not validate.


    line 1, column 0: Undefined root element: br [help]


    line 2, column 0: XML parsing error: <unknown>:2:0: junk after document element [help]

    <b>Warning</b>: ob_start() [<a href=’ref.outcontrol?PHPSESSID=08e27da4d8d2e …


    2. <b>Warning</b>: ob_start() [ref.outcontrol]: output handler ‘ob_gzhandler’ cannot be used after ‘URL-Rewriter’ in <b>/home/homeste5/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php</b> on line <b>419</b>
    3. <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
    4. <!– generator=”wordpress/2.2.1″ –>
    5. <rss version=”2.0″
    6. xmlns:content=””
    7. xmlns:wfw=””
    8. xmlns:dc=””
    9. >

    Help! How do I fix this? I have not been able to locate this code to be able to change it so that it’s acceptable. What do I do? And How do I need to change this so that I stop getting this problem message?

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  • In my first post, the lines didn’t copy as they appeared in the error message. My blog is

    [Moderated} Please try posting your code for view via
    Unfortunately, it is breaking the forum in the way it has been presented. Thanks

    the code goes on with the posts from the day…

    How do I find this code so that I can fix this? I host my blog on Blue Host, and I can’t find the code there. What do I need to fix this? Help!

    here’s the fix, thanks to Steve who authored the Feedburner plugin.

    Turn GZip off in WP-Admin.
    You will find this in Options>Rearding – go to the bottom of the page and uncheck the box for the statement
    “WordPress should compress articles (gzip) if browsers ask for them”

    Thanks Steve!

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