[Plugin: W3 Total Cache] is breaking my RSS feed (10 posts)

  1. meeble
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Whenever I have the W3TC plugin enabled, my RSS feed breaks with this error:

    XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
    Location: http://meeble.com/feed
    Line Number 2, Column 1:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    As soon as I disable the plugin, the feed goes back to normal. Is this a bug with W3TC? Why is it adding a blank line to the top of my RSS XML feed?

    Also, I have tried enabling one type of caching at a time - as soon as I enable any one type of caching, my RSS feed breaks again.

    Ideas? Is there an official bug reporting site for W3TC?


  2. meeble
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is anyone else experiencing this?

  3. andreasnrb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you file a bug report from the Support page in the plugin?

  4. Frederick Townes
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It would be helpful to know your settings in order to give some advice.

  5. Marco Chiesi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am experiencing the same issue. With W3 Total Cache enabled I get the a malformed XML error, given by the first line being empty.

    My W3 Total Cache settings are:
    - Page Cache: enabled
    - Minify, Database, Object, Browser cache: disabled

    Page cache settings:
    - Home page: enabled
    - Feeds: disabled (it seems to me this has no real effect)
    - SSL: enabled
    - 404: disabled
    - hostname: enabled
    - don't cache logged is users: enabled

    Actually I solved with an hack of WP index.php as suggested here.

  6. Frederick Townes
    Posted 3 years ago #

    And deactivating the plugin got rid of the issue as well?

  7. Marco Chiesi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, when I disabled W3 Total Cache I got rid of the problem. Anyway I am not totally sure that it was strictly related to W3 Total Cache itself. In the meantime I updated a bunch of plugins and I made some new tests. It looks like now everything works fine again even without the whitespacefix hack and keeping W3 Total Cache enabled.
    I will let you know if the issue will occur again.

  8. Frederick Townes
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok great, can you please mark this issue as resolved?

  9. Marco Chiesi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry I cannot mark it as resolved since the thread was not opened by me.

  10. Frederick Townes
    Posted 2 years ago #


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