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  • To note, the feed database is populated with the latest posts, but they don’t get pushed to where they become NEW BLOG posts. They are just stuck in the system.

    So, I pressed “click to fetch feeds now” and again get this: “There was a problem with fetching feeds. This is likely due to a settings problem, invalid feeds, or no items in the feed database. Update the database now by clicking the green button below.”

    So, the issue is the plugin’s not allowing the posts to become new blog entries. What is causing that?

    To note, I have an auto-feed system where new posts occur after I make a YouTube video, so nothing in the server’s blocking common auto-posting operations. There’s something with the plugin and auto-posting.

    Zennie

    I’m going to check to see if it’s a browser caching problem.

    Hi.

    Opened the blog in another browser, Chrome – same issue presented as the blog was not shown with the new auto-posts. So, we have a problem.

    “There was a problem with fetching feeds. This is likely due to a settings problem, invalid feeds, or no items in the feed database. Update the database now by clicking the green button below.”

    And I did click on “the green button below”, and twice now…still no difference.

    And I even changed the Google feed to take the “s” off https, something I’ve NEVER had to do before, and then I pressed the feed fetch button, and STILL got this:

    “There was a problem with fetching feeds. This is likely due to a settings problem, invalid feeds, or no items in the feed database. Update the database now by clicking the green button below.
    Last Update of the Feed Database: Sep 13, 2014 @ 4:31 pm; 27 mins ago”

    Zennie

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)

    if you get an error that says there was problem fetching feeds, this happens on the following conditions:

    1. Simplepie, that reads the feeds is having trouble getting the feed from the server that is providing the feed…this is not a plugin problem but a problem with simplepie, the server you are running on, and the server that is providing the feed – all the plugin does is take the url of the feed and put it into simplepie for processing – if that throws an error then you get that message.

    2. the feeds do come in, but due to filters (typically category filters) are filtering out the contents of the feed – thus there are no feed items to enter into the database.

    Hi,

    Well, the feeds are coming in. See:

    Name Permalink Date published Source
    Select All Name Permalink Date published Source
    Select Reports U2’s Songs Of Innocence Downloaded Just 200000 Times Denied – RTT News
    Reports U2’s Songs Of Innocence Downloaded Just 200000 Times Denied – RTT News
    http://www.rttnews.com/2383208/reports-u2-s-songs-of-innocence-downloaded-just-200000-times-denied.aspx?type=rk 2014-09-13 15:45:32 News From Google News
    Select ‘Frozen’ to be turned into Disney World attraction – New York Daily News
    ‘Frozen’ to be turned into Disney World attraction – New York Daily News
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/frozen-turned-disney-world-attraction-article-1.1938420 2014-09-13 15:15:50 News From Google News
    Select Chris Brown offers Ray Rice some advice – Detroit Free Press
    Chris Brown offers Ray Rice some advice – Detroit Free Press
    http://www.freep.com/article/20140913/ENT07/309130064/Chris-Brown-advice-Ray-Rice 2014-09-13 14:58:58 News From Google News
    Select France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe – Kansas City Star
    France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe – Kansas City Star
    http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article2097927.html 2014-09-13 06:33:09 News From Google News
    Select Springfield comes alive as “The Simpsons” take over Hollywood Bowl – Daily Mail
    Springfield comes alive as “The Simpsons” take over Hollywood Bowl – Daily Mail
    Trash
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2754383/Springfield-comes-alive-The-Simpsons-Hollywood-Bowl.html 2014-09-13 06:30:28 News From Google News

    .. So the next step is SimplePie. Any idea what the nature of the malfunction of it may be? I’ll check with HostGator.

    Zennie

    Hey Allen,

    So I’m not going round and round, again, will you go to my admin and have a look for yourself? Just to make certain it’s not the plugin settings.

    I will send an account for you to do so.

    Thanks,

    Zennie

    Just sent the account info. Thanks. Zennie

    Hi

    I went and deleted a bunch of htaccess files with ending names like .bak – about three in all – and all of a sudden, I happened to go to the blog front page, and three of the news items from the feed database were auto-posted to the blog front page!

    Some HostGator admins had installed those in the past. I always lobbied for their removal, so I took them out.

    That, and your saying that I did not update the database, and so I did, seems to have done the trick.

    Plugin Author Allen

    (@amweiss98)

    I just sent you email that explains that you had the plugin set to exclude and items that had a space in it (meaning any space in the title or excerpt – like the space between words). Since every items does have a space in the title or excerpt, you were essentially telling the plugin not to bring in any feed items.

    Hi

    Got this from you..

    moment to look at your site, and here is the problem (likely what has the been the problem all along). If you go to the category filter page, you will see this:

    That this is essentially saying is exclude (because that is checked) any items that have a space or blank in the title or the excerpt – which, of course, every feed item in the universe has a space between words – thus you have asked the plugin to exclude every possible item from coming into your site that is in the NEWS category.

    I unchecked this for NEWS and now the posts come in as expected.

    You have this checked for other categories – which you need to uncheck.

    THANKS ALLEN!

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