Events Manager ESS
[resolved] Feed Timeout? (6 posts)

  1. billc108
    Posted 1 year ago #

    One of my feeds has a timeout problem.

    There are currently 455 events in the calendar (around 95 future events listed)

    When I kick it off manually the content portion of the page goes blank, the browser's 'spinner' runs for a while and then stops, and it never goes back to the ESS Syndication page like the less populated calendars do.

    The feed is at http://calendar.sustainablesources.com/?em_ess=1 if you want to give it a try.



  2. billc108
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Problem continues.

    Now another feed is having trouble too. I can't even get it to acknowledge that there's a feed there. I'm getting The ESS Feed request timed out with URL: http://calendars.sustainablesources.net/?em_ess=1, though when I go to that URL it works fine.

    I'm also noticing that each time I manually kick it off, I get two hits on the server logs from, which is NOT one of my sites at all. Where is that coming from?

  3. billc108
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, figured out the solution.

    in ESS_Import.php, around line 660:

    $timeout_sec = 5; // timeout 5 seconds.

    I bumped the timeout up to 20 sec and it connected properly.

    I'm still seeing the call to that IP address, and would like to know what's going on there.

  4. essfeed
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Bill,
    we've set also this $timeout_sec to 20seconds.

    This IP is an open ESS feed directory connected to search engines and events portals
    Each time an event is saved with a "Publish" status it ping the IP server to tell to the search engines that an update is ready to be crawled.

    The ESS directory server is located in the Google Infrastructure (GAE/Cloud Storage) but still there is many pings/sec so it can timeout sometimes...

    Leave this call to the IP server, it will be faster with time.
    The idea is to simultaneously broadcast your events to Eventbrite, Meetup, Facebook, Foursquare, Timeout, Google, Yahoo Upcoming and so on once you've clicked "save" from your WordPress website.

  5. billc108
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. Glad to see an update. Hopefully it solves all problems!

  6. billc108
    Posted 11 months ago #

    By the way, I have Feed Visibility => Search Engines set to off. ie, I'm testing, I do not want to broadcast to Eventbrite et al. So I would assume this call to the open ESS feed directory should NOT be occurring on updates when set to OFF.

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