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RSS feed doesn’t work., error message

  • missmel58
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    @missmel58

    My blog is up and running (http://mejones.net). Sort of. I am using Vladimir Prelovac’s theme “Amazing Grace”.

    I tried to add my blog to Facebook’s blog network — and was told it could not connect to my blog via rss — soooo… I went and clicked on the RSS links on the page and received the following error message:

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

    Changing the theme makes no difference; I continue to get this message. If there is something in the admin panel I need to click to activate the rss feed, I cannot find it. Any help appreciated.

    I googled the error message and found a forum post that suggested that I re-paste the post uing notepad, instead of MSword. I did that — and it then sent the feed to my facebook page, I am assuming using an RSS feed. But when one clicks on the RSS links on my blog the error message still occurs.
    Mel

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  • missmel58
    Member

    @missmel58

    So, after hours of searching for answers. I know what is CAUSING the rss to create an error message. There is an extra line before the code…somewhere. When I load my blog and view source there is indeed an extra line — which I will gladly delete. But I have opened several files and not found the matching code.

    As I had edited no files prior to discovering this issue, I am unsure how the problem was created…but I really want to fix it.

    Could someone PLEASE give me some direction? Please?

    Mel

    missmel58
    Member

    @missmel58

    bump

    moonglampers
    Member

    @moonglampers

    Hello. I had the same error. The problem was that there was an errant blank space (or two, or three, or more) outside of the php script brackets <?php ?> in several of the *.php pages in my main WordPress directory. I am not sure which one it was, but once I made sure there was no “white space” outside of the brackets, my RSS feed worked fine. Hope this helps!

    Please try this plugin fix-rss-feed, it will fix your rss error automatically, and you can get more information from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fix-rss-feed/, and you also can get help from the author website http://www.flyaga.info/en/wordpress/plugins/fix-rss-feed-error-wordpress-plugins.htm

    Vineeta
    Member

    @scamperbranding

    Had the same error. Tried suggested plugin. It found 1655 faults and fixed them. But feed still doesn’t work. Message has now changed slightly though to:

    XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
    Location: http://www.scamperbranding.com/feed/
    Line Number 3, Column 1:<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
    ^

    Any ideas? It used to work fine but we just upgraded to latest version of WP.

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