WP RSS Aggregator
Feeds Not Updating (5 posts)

  1. stevenpreece
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I love this plugin and it makes my job of bringing the latest news to my readers much easier. However, having only installed this plugin yesterday I am finding that my feeds are not being updated as they should, even when I try using the plugin WP-Crontrol to update manually.

    I do have a lot of feeds and am wondering if this may be causing a 'time-out'? Unfortunately my lack of HTML knowledge means that I do not know how to investigate this and make any necessary changes.

    Also I am wondering why feeds don't show excerpts from the article, and whether this function is available with your plugin?



  2. Jean Galea
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the comments Steven, are you still having issues with updating of feeds. How many feeds to you have?

    Excerpts are not shown in the current version.

  3. stevenpreece
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a total of 39 different feed sources which no doubt sounds a lot but the purpose of my site is a news site which aggregates news stories from a large number of sources. I have had to temporarily remove the page the shortcode is on from the sites menus because the feeds were not updating from all of my sources. I was lucky to get one or two news stories come in through the feeds per day, even though I know that there are probably close to a hundred (or more) in total because I also get feeds delivered to me personally via the program FeedDemon, and so I know each of the feeds are valid feeds. I'm wondering whether the large number of feeds may be causing the fetch to time out?

  4. stevenpreece
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have added the page which should contain the feeds back to my sites menu so you can have a look yourself.


  5. stevenpreece
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I seem to have gotten it working by re-publishing all of the feed sources however the plugin only seems to be fetching feeds from a small number of the 39 sources I have set up. It is also fetching some very old stories from those feeds, some of which are months old. I only want to fetch around 5 feeds from each source (which would amount to just under 200 on show) and no older than a few days old (week at most). It would be helpful to my readers if I could categorize them too, which I understand isn't yet possible? Do I need to manually delete old feeds or will they be deleted automatically, allowing space for only the very latest? On a plus note I really do like the 'lightbox' which allows people to read stories without having to leave my site.

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