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  • 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:, 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?

    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.

    Plugin Author essfeed


    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.

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

    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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