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    I set up MailChimp to send out our blog via email. The blog goes out, but no images come through. Here is the RSS from MailChimp:

    <h2 class=”mc-toc-title”>*|RSSITEM:TITLE|*</h2>
    By *|RSSITEM:AUTHOR|* on *|RSSITEM:DATE|*<br />
    Read in browser »<br />
    *|RSSITEM:TWITTER|*<br />
    <br />
    *|END:RSSITEMS|*<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <h3 class=”h3″>Recent Articles:</h3>

    I can’t see the images anywhere at all, in the editor, in the preview, or in the sent email. Everything looks fine on our website though. Any help would be greatly appreciated – thanks!

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    Hi there,

    We always troubleshoot starting with your raw RSS feed… in your feed at /feed/, I am seeing relative URLs for your images:

    <description><![CDATA[<a href="/2020/05/14/our-wildlife-when-where-to-see-it/" title="When & Where to See Our Wildlife" rel="nofollow"><img width="1000" height="563" src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_2288-1000x563.jpeg" ...

    This works great on your web server and in browsers, but RSS and Mailchimp need absolute URLs including your website domain.

    Find and fix this, and everything will work great. Another plugin is probably creating absolute URLs, or sometimes it can be caused by certain CDNs.

    It’s also helpful to run your RSS feed through a validator to help troubleshoot issues like this:

    Let me know if you can’t find the reason for your site using relative URLs in your feed.

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