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  1. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    My site is avelim.org.il

    I am using GC Testimonials plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/gc-testimonials/

    I have many testimonials created by this plugin on my site.

    I wanted to create an RSS feed for the testimonials using the plugin Custom Post Type RSS feed http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-rss-feed/

    I installed the plugin and activated it. The RSS feed is not created. Can you help?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/gc-testimonials/

  2. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    The Custom Post Type RSS feed plugin looks for post types that have archives enabled. GC Testimonials does not have archives enabled. Here's a hack to enable archives. In testimonials.php, find

    $testimonial_args = array(

    and add this line

    'has_archive'         => true,

    so that whole array looks like

    $testimonial_args = array(
        'labels'              => $testimonial_labels,
        'singular_label'      => __('testimonial', GCT_NAME),
        'public'              => true,
        'show_ui'             => true,
        'capability_type'     => 'post',
        'hierarchical'        => false,
        'has_archive'         => true,
        'rewrite'             => true,
        'menu_icon'           => GCT_URL.'/assets/images/icon_16.png',
        'menu_position'       => 20,
        'exclude_from_search' => true,
        'supports'            => array('title', 'excerpt', 'editor', 'thumbnail')
      );

    Then check your feed.

  3. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks for the response. I did as suggested and I see the RSS feed now, but it is empty. I guess it will populated from now on, and past testimonials will not appear?

  4. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yes, I believe that is how the RSS feed works. To test it, you could add a few fake testimonials, check the feed, then delete them.

  5. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I just did on avelim.org.il

    The feed is still empty

  6. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Bummer. I'll try to come up with a solution.

  7. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I was mistaken. The RSS feed will show older items.

    All that plugin does is add <link> elements for each custom post type to your site. If you view the page source and search for rss+xml you will find three <link>s:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="מודעות אבל" href="http://www.avelim.co.il/feed/" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="תנחומים" href="http://www.avelim.co.il/comments/feed/" />

    and a little further down:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="מודעות אבל &raquo; Testimonials Feed" href="http://www.avelim.org.il/testimonial/feed/" />

    which is a separate feed for your testimonials.

    The main feed and the comments feed are built into WordPress. A feed for a custom post type, e.g. mysite.com/testimonial/feed, should work with has_archive and public set to true which we've done, but it's not added as a <link>, hence the need for the plugin.

    Why add <link>s at all? To make it easier for feed readers to discover all the feeds on your site.

    TL;DR

    Try this if you're looking for a single feed containing both regular posts and testimonials.

  8. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I don't understand. The feed is there but is empty. Do you suggest I do something else?

  9. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Perhaps I misunderstood your objective. Let's back up a bit.

    Your main feed avelim.org.il/feed/ is working, yes?

    Do you want your testimonials to be included in the main feed or in a separate feed at avelim.org.il/testimonial/feed/?

    The testimonial feed failed for me; it redirected to the search page. Whatever is causing that may be the problem.

    What do you use to check the feed?

  10. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    avelim.org.il has 3 feeds: posts, comments and testimonials.

    I check the feed content via Google Chrome RSS subscription extension
    http://goo.gl/caKFDB

    Posts and comments have content in the feed. Testimonials is empty

  11. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    The Custom Post Type RSS plugin is working properly since that Chrome plugin is finding the feed.

    Something is breaking the testimonial feed.
    1. Please provide a list of your active plugins.
    2. Does your theme include options for managing either testimonials or RSS? If so, what are those settings?

  12. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I descativated all tyhe plugins except GC Testimonials and Custom Post Type RSS feed.

    I acitvated the theme 2014.

    The issue is still there. Testimonials is empty

  13. Chris Dillon
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm sorry but that's all I can do from afar. Something is preventing avelim.org.il/testimonial and therefore avelim.org.il/testimonial/feed from being rendered as valid requests.

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