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  • My feed will not validate, as I get the

    Sorry

    This feed does not validate.

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    line 2, column 0: XML parsing error: <unknown>:2:0: xml declaration not at start of external entity [help]

    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

    In addition, this feed has an issue that may cause problems for some users. We recommend fixing this issue.

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    error as well. Can someone tell me how to resolve this? My URL is http://www.thepokerstrat.com

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  • 1. What happened when you clicked on that [help] link?
    2. Get a decent hosting, the feeds don’t work (well) on the godaddy free hosting.

    well, we did pay for the domain name, does free hosting have to do with the problem? when I clicked the ‘help’ link, it said this:

    Explanation

    If an XML declaration (<?xml … ?>) appears in your feed, it must be the first thing in the feed, before any whitespace.

    Unfortunately, with WordPress it seems all too easy for a plugin, a theme, or for your configuration file to contain a blank line. Further compounding this problem, some — but not all — feed readers compensate for this common error, allowing the error to go undetected for quite a while.
    Solution

    * Check your wp-rss2.php and wp-atom.php files for blank lines outside of <? and ?> bracketed sections.
    * Check your wp-config.php file for blank lines outside of <? and ?> bracketed sections.
    * Check your theme’s functions.php file for blank lines outside of <? and ?> bracketed sections.
    * One by one, disable plugins and revalidate until you isolate the one causing the problem.

    Unfortunately, I tried all the solutions, and they did not work. Any tips?

    does free hosting have to do with the problem

    Yep – the ads that are injected to all of your pages break RSS feeds.

    Search here for “godaddy free” for many more examples.

    For me it wasn’t blank lines, but two extra lines at the end of my theme’s functions.php file including a redundant <title></title> tag.

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