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  • Which version of WordPress are you using?

    I’m using 1.5.1 version. I have even switched THEME but it would just show FEED, not registered protocol or something like that. I felt hopeless as I couldn’t do much to help.

    Moderator James Huff


    First of all, you’re not supposed to change the names of your feed files. You need to return your feed files to what they originally were. wp-rss2.php is a dynamically generated feed and will work exactly as it should and will not function when renamed. If you would like queries for files such as rss.xml to be redirected to your dynamically generated feeds, use this plugin:

    Second, upgrade to WordPress v1.5.1.2. There were a few feed-related bugs in v1.5.1.

    Third, for “feed:” not being a registered protocol, see:

    The most important thing right now is that you return your feed files to their original names and configurations, then upgrade to WP v1.5.1.2.

    Macmanx, I can’t remember which file names have I changed as I just followed one suggestion from the thread.

    I recall the files as rss, atom and feed. Not sure if I’m right. So in another word saying, I just need to change the feed files into their original names, i.e. *.php?

    Thanks in advance.

    Moderator James Huff


    Just adding .php to the end of the files will not be enough. Again, they need to be the correct file names. The feed files are:


    Honestly, it’s better to download WordPress again and cross-reference that against your site to find out which files you changed. Even better would be to upgrade to Wp v1.5.1.2 and overwrite/upload all WordPress files except those in /wp-content/.

    Macmanx, you mean to overwrite all the files except /wp content. Which means the theme file will be overwritten and I need to do a back up the coding on *.txt, so I don’t need to worry about rewriting?

    I’m new in WordPress, doing a lot trial and error. I certainly appreciate your support here.

    Will try doing that soon and buzz you if I face any problems still. Not ethical to do it @ office. 🙂

    Thanks Mac!

    Moderator James Huff


    The theme files are supposed to be in /wp-content/themes/, that’s why I said not to over-write /wp-content/. You should have no theme files in any other locations.

    Moderator James Huff


    I know these say that they’re the upgrade instructions for 1.5-1.5.1, but they’ll work for 1.5.1- as well if you need a guide:

    I did all I can by following the instructions. Now it is showing

    Warning: main(/home/meekness/public_html/blog/wp-includes/wp-db.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/meekness/public_html/blog/wp-settings.php on line 39

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required ‘/home/meekness/public_html/blog/wp-includes/wp-db.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/meekness/public_html/blog/wp-settings.php on line 39

    Do u hv any clue on this?

    Moderator James Huff


    Is there a wp-dp.php file in /blog/wp-includes/ ?

    There is wp-db.php not wp-dp.php. I have deleted every single files belong to blog root directory except wp-config.php & /wp-content. All new files from are uploaded and replaced the old ones.

    Im trying to change on Theme Editor to Do you think this shall help the feeds?

    Mac, yes it is working now by changing to wp-rss on the Theme Editor. However commentsrss2.php is still not working. I wonder why.

    I’m glad at least one of them is working now! 😀

    Moderator James Huff


    Meekiee, there’s an extra space or oddball character after the feed link in Sidebar.php, check it again. The link should be

    I missed the <“> before http. So it answers all the concerns.
    I think it’s all running well now.

    Thank you so much and appreciate for your help.

    macmanx do you have any idea why one is showing the RSS feed on the lower right corner but another one’s not. The sites are opened on the same Firefox browser but on different pc.

    Any clue?

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