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  • We’re using a category RSS feed to create an Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing, but Alexa is only reading the <description> portion of each article in the feed even though we have selected Full Text in the Reading settings. Is there a simple way to remove the <description> excerpt entirely from the RSS feed? Our blog uses the Brixton theme. Thanks!

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  • The theme is not involved with the feed.
    When the feed is accessed, it is cached. You could be seeing the original entries that were cached from before you changed the settings. Also, if you have any expiry directives in your .htaccess file, then that could affect what gets loaded (old or new). Feed readers use the guid to determine if a post has been read or not.

    What is probably the full text is there in the RSS feeds also… Whatever you are using to build that ‘breifing’ is parsing the description instead of the content…

    If you can get into that program or plugin (or what have you) you might swap content and description around in the variables or array that controls the parsing. That should give you what you want… if it will work.

    Or swap the display section around.

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