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  • brettr

    (@brettr)


    When I click the RSS entries link at the bottom of my posts, I get a “page cannot be found” error in IE. I don’t have a default reader client program installed. Is that necessary or is there something in WordPress admin I need to enable?

    Thanks,
    Brett

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  • Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    Link to your blog = priceless.

    brettr

    (@brettr)

    Are you saying people should just link to my blog from their website? What if they don’t have a website? Doesn’t RSS notify people of new posts? This is what I’d like to enable.

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    No, I’m saying it would be useful for support volunteers to see your blog.

    brettr

    (@brettr)

    Kafkaesqui

    (@kafkaesqui)

    Your feed is fine:

    http://www.cygen.com/blog/index.php/feed/

    It’s the ‘feed:’ prefixed to the url appearing in your rss link which is confusing your browser (and you). It’s a not all that well-supported protocol which is supposed to start any application on your computer which supports it. It works like a ‘mailto:’ link opening your email client. Of course, you need to have a syndication reader which knows about ‘feed:’ installed, and so on.

    If you so desire, you can edit out the ‘feed:’ from the rss links in your theme template(s).

    brettr

    (@brettr)

    Thanks. Can I instruct as an option for people to remove the “feed:” part and just paste the URL (the one you’ve pasted) into the readers?

    Kafkaesqui

    (@kafkaesqui)

    You can instruct. You can edit the link. Do what you feel best works for you.

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