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  • The title of my RSS feed doesn’t show up even though I tried editing virtually all RSS related .php files on the root folder and on wp-includes. What continually appears can be seen below (emphasis mine):

    <channel>
    <title/>
    <link>http://mysite.info</link&gt;
    <description/>
    <pubDate>Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:05:20 +0000</pubDate>
    <generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2</generator&gt;
    <language>en</language>

    I don’t know why my title and description tags are displayed that way and I don’t know what file should I edit (because as I’ve said, I have already tried changing them all but still, the error appears).

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  • A link so that we can see the blog and the feed for ourselves would be most helpful.

    Here’s my site: http://medotinside.info/
    Here’s the RSS feed URL: http://medotinside.info/?feed=rss2

    BTW, my blog is written in another language so just don’t mind the content. Thanks!

    Your feed doesn’t have the problem you describe. Look:

    <channel>
    	<title>ME dot INSIDE</title>
    	<link>ME dot INSIDE</link>
    	<description>Looking at the three sides of the coin...</description>
    	<pubDate>Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:05:20 +0000</pubDate>
    	<generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2</generator>

    Admittedly, your LINK value is incorrect.

    My suggestion would be to download the original copy of WordPress and replace your wp-rss2.php files with fresh, unaltered copies. Don’t edit the core files. If you have the problem then, we can try to fix it, but since you’ve clearly edited the things, there’s little we can do to help you. Use the original unaltered files.

    Now that’s weird. It appears to me this way:

    <channel>
    <title/>
    <link>http://medotinside.info</link&gt;
    <description/>
    <pubDate>Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:05:20 +0000</pubDate>
    <generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2</generator&gt;

    When I also add the feed to Google Reader, it reads: “Untitled Subscription.” Could anyone please try to add my feed to their Feed Readers (just temporarily) to check if the title appears? Thanks.

    I’ve already used the original files. When I open my RSS feed URL on IE, it shows what you have posted: the title, link and description tags contains my title, link and description respectively. But when I add my feed to Google Reader, it still reads: “Untitled Subscription.” Why is this so?

    Also, when I open my RSS feed URL on my Firefox web browser, it still shows this:

    <channel>
    <title/>
    <link>http://medotinside.info</link&gt;
    <description/>
    <pubDate>Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:05:20 +0000</pubDate>
    <generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2</generator&gt;

    Perhaps you have caching problems in your browser? Clear the cache.

    Looking at it now, it’s perfectly correct for me:

    <channel>
    <title>MEdotINSIDE.info | STILL looking at the three sides of the coin...</title>
    <link>http://medotinside.info</link>
    <description>Looking at the three sides of the coin...</description>
    <pubDate>Thu, 02 Aug 2007 23:05:20 +0000</pubDate>
    <generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2.1</generator>

    I’m using the latest firefox, but it shows up in IE7 exactly the same.

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