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  • I’m wondering why RSS feed auto-discovery isn’t working at my site. I’ve edited the Minima Plus theme a bit, but I’ve noticed that Thought Mechanics doesn’t seem to have it working either. I’ve played around with a number of suggestions, but can’t seem to get it working.

    Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, I’d greatly appreciate it!

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  • I’m having this same problem.

    I have the folowing in my header

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="<?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />

    but when I use auto discovery in RSS readers only the atom and comments rss shows up. it totally throws me off since the comments RSS is not even referenced in the header.

    can anyone help me?

    the site in question is

    Moderator James Huff


    RSS readers look through all of the links in the source output (including those found in your header and sidebar) for links to syndicated feeds. If the readers find duplicate syndicated feeds (The RSS feed and the Atom feed, for example), they automatically choose the one that comes first in alphabetical order and throw out the rest, which is why your reader only finds the Atom feed and does not show the RSS feed. The only solution is to remove all links to the Atom feed.

    Thanks for the explination, but I’m still a little confused then.

    If I do the same operation on my personal blog it comes up with all the feeds, including the RSS 2.0

    I’ve tried to make all the links on both side bars the same, but it still comes up with different feed options. Any idea why they might be different?

    ok this is strange… FireFox can see all the feeds, but Sage omits the RSS2 no matter what the code looks like. very strange.

    ok I’m totally stumped. No matter what I do on the auto discovery will not find the RSS 2 feed. I’ve tried newsfire and Sage… but only firefox finds the RSS 2 the others return the RSS .92 and ATOM.

    Any ideas on why this is happening to this site?

    I’ve been messing with this for many hours now, and I think I finally have an answer for at least my situation. I’ve been trying to add the custom tags in my feed for itunes 4.9 and that seemed to be causing the problem. So I went tag by tag to find out if it was a problem with just one of them.

    So after a little more investigation I’m finding that the RSS readers just don’t like the custom iTunes tag <itunes:link>. Any feed file that includes that tag will not be included in any auto discovery.

    I have no clue how this works, I’m just posting here so people smarter then me might have it in their brains.

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