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  • I am new to WordPress and just used Fantastico to install WordPress. It is a completely fresh install with the exception of one post that I made as a test. The RSS feeds at the bottom of the page bring up “The page cannot be displayed”. I am not very familiar with RSS, but if I understand it correctly it should pull up an XML page which is understood by RSS readers. Or am I wrong and this is the normal behaviour?

    I have seen some posts that dance around this topic, but nobody seems to have the exact problem. I have not messed with “Permalinks” and I have not installed or activated any “plug-ins”.

    My blog website is

    Any help would be appreciated!!!

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  • The links to the feeds say:
    You can only have one protocol, so just take out the feed:. Most browsers will recognize the feed from the WordPress headers, and the feed:// protocol tends to confuse users who don’t have a compatible reader installed on their system (nor does it work for online aggregators).

    Thank you for such a prompt reply. I think I understand. Could I trouble you to let me know which file I would need to edit to remove the feed://?

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    The problem you are experiencing is due to the new (and not yet assimilated) feed: protocol. This protocol should (technically) launch your favorite news reader and either subscribe to or check the feed for new articles. To remove it, go to footer.php and change this:

    <a href="feed:<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">Entries (RSS)</a>

    to this:

    <a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>">Entries (RSS)</a>

    (basically, remove “feed:“)

    Do the same for the comments feed.

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