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[Resolved] Feed down for podcast

  • My podcast was not being updated in directories. I assumed I may have enterred wrong rewrite rule in .htaccess. Found I had not included a _, as outlined in codex on podcasting (under Dedicated Podcasts). When I added the _ my rss feed disappeared altogether. I changed it back, but feed did not return.

    Anybody have any idea how I messed up?

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  • Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    URL please …

    htpp://audiolingo.org

    cant’ link!

    cant’ link!

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    In your sidebar, you have linked to your feed as:

    http://audiolingo.org/audiolingo.org/wp/feed

    This is, of course, wrong in a few ways. Currently, you do not have permalinks active, so your correct feed URL is currently this:

    http://audiolingo.org/wp-rss2.php

    If you did have permalinks active, the correct feed URL would be:

    http://audiolingo.org/feed/

    Now, as you can see, http://audiolingo.org/wp-rss2.php does have a bit of a validation problem:

    http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Faudiolingo.org%2Fwp-rss2.php

    I would recommend first replacing the wp-rss2.php file with a fresh copy from a new WordPress download. If that doesn’t work, try replacing wp-feed.php, then your main index.php file, then your theme’s header.php file. If neither of those work, disable all of your plugins and check your theme’s validation again.

    Basically, that blank line and the “home/audikin8/www/wp-rss2.php” line are getting in there somehow, and they shouldn’t be there. Blank lines in feeds can be caused by blank lines at the beginning or end of any WordPress file, but I have no idea how the “home/audikin8/www/wp-rss2.php” is getting in there.

    If you mean you can’t link to the feed, I know. It’s gone. I woke this morning to the whole site gone. Now it’s back, but the feed is gone. Damn those insufferable feed eating gremlins!

    I’ll try replacing those files.
    The wp/feed URL was a stab in the dark. The original feed URL, the one that was sent out to the directories, was wrong, I guess. It was http:/audiolingo.org/?feed=rss2&category_name=podcasts/. When it’s all resolved, I’ll apparently have to go back to each of the directories and give them the correct URL.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    When using the default theme, the correct feed URLs will always be listed in the footer. And, in most WordPress themes, the correct feed URLs should be listed at the top of your blog’s source code. This is because these URLs are typically generated by dynamic PHP calls, which display the correct feed URLs as they apply to whatever permalink and directory structure you may have.

    I do run the default theme, but am unable to access the RSS entries. Firefox tells me it must run an external application. It hands the ball to Safari. Safari says I need Tiger and I’m running OSX 10.3. And call me ignorant (I am when it comes to computers) but I don’t even know where my blog’s source code is located.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Ah, that’s because the the little feed: in front of the feed URL. See this for an explanation and removal instructions: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/29291#post-164887

    Oh, Lordy. Ditched the rss, feed & index .phps, replaced them with fresh copies from a WP download. Changed the feed link to http://audiolingo.org/wp-rss2.php. The result: A feed, but it’s rss version 0.92. The edit version reads as version 2.0, so I can’t change it and affect any change at all. Now I’m really confused.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Hm, no. Not sure where you saw that. http://audiolingo.org/wp-rss2.php is now a perfectly valid RSS 2.0 feed. The only problem that I can see now is that feed: still exists in front of the feed URLs in your footer. Edit your theme’s footer.php file by following the instructions in the post that I linked to above.

    Also, you’re currently running WordPress v1.5, which is quite a bit outdated, and I can’t remember if there were any feed-specific bugs. You may want to upgrade to v1.5.1.3 just to make sure.

    Spent two hours performing an upgrade. Site’s not exactly down, but..
    Take a look: http://audiolingo.org Index only.

    Am I to understand I need to upgrade from 1.5 to 1.5.1 to 1.5.2 to 1.5.3?? It’d take less time to repost all my entries for the last four months. That’s how long it’s been since I downloaded 1.5. Certainly WordPress hasn’t gone through all those versions in four months, has it?

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    No, you can go straight from v1.5 to v1.5.1.3. But, when you uploaded the main index.php file, you somehow managed to remove the “.php” from the end of it. Just append “.php” to the end of the index file in your root directory, and you’ll be just fine.

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