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[resolved] RSS Not found/Not registered protocol (28 posts)

  1. surferbill
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm in the process of setting up my blog and the layout and whatnot. I clicked on both RSS links in my footer and neither of them work.

    my URL is http://www.grooveconcepts.com/

    In FireFox i get a pop up error window that says "Alert Feed is not a Registered protocol"

    In IE it takes me to a page cannot be displayed error page. In the title bar it says Invalid Syntax Error

    As far as I know, I really haven't touched footer.php where these links reside. Also, I have the most recent version of wordpress installed.

    Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance!

  2. surferbill
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I looked in the footer.php and it was making the URL to be

    feed:http://www.grooveconcepts.com/feed

    I'm not sure if feed: is supposed to be at the front like that. any ideas?

    I removed the feed: part and I think its working now...I just hope I didn't take out something I need

  3. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Your feed is fine at: http://www.grooveconcepts.com/feed/ The problem is the feed: in front of it. You can see an explanation here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/29291#post-164887

    And, please upgrade to Firefox v1.0.4 as soon as you can. Currently, it's the only version of Firefox (and the only cross-platform browser) that can correctly handle feed:.

  4. surferbill
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Awesome thanks a ton for looking into that for me, I really appreciate your help!

  5. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No problem. ^_^

  6. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    And, please upgrade to Firefox v1.0.4 as soon as you can. Currently, it's the only version of Firefox (and the only cross-platform browser) that can correctly handle feed:

    Odd, running 1.0.4 and it has no clue what to do with feed:.

    feed is not a registered protocol.

  7. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    It's not the browser that supports the "protocol." The "feed:" protocol scheme is similar to "mailto:" in that a program needs to be installed and registered in the OS as the supporting application. When I click on a mailto link my email application loads, and when I click on a feed link my RSS reader opens. But if I don't have programs registered as the default apps, they don't work.

  8. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, but it'd be nice if Firefox had the ability to hande the "feed:" protocol since it can handle feeds as bookmarks.

  9. kelleychambers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm running Firefox v1.0.6 and I'm getting the same error message. What is a recommended RSS reder so I can default the protocol to that app?

  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    "What is a recommended RSS reder"

    For Windows, I can recommend SharpReader:

    http://sharpreader.com/

  11. kelleychambers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks so much I'll check it out on my windows machine. But I also have a linux desktop that I use quite a bit. Any suggestions here?

  12. porca
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think I am having a similar problem. I apologize for being completely clueless but this is my first blog. When I am in i.e. and I click on the entries (RSS) link at the bottom of my blog I get "This page cannot be found" The address of the blog is
    http://www.blindpigfindsacorn.com/blog

    Whatever the problem is, would you mind being excruciatingly clear in your directions of what to do about it... I apologize again for not knowing what I am doing. Thanks!

  13. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    porca:
    the RSS link at the bottom of your page is this:
    feed:http://blindpigfindsacorn.com/blog/?feed=rss2

    The feed: bit at the front is causing problems. feed: is a nascent standard, not yet widely supported by many applications. WordPress uses this format to help (try to) jump-start the market for its use. It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem.

    To remove the feed: prefix, simply edit the footer.php file in your wp-content/themes/default/ directory.

  14. porca
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you skippy, I would like to say this worked but instead it is broken worse - no doubt my fault. I opened the footer.php file in notepad and there were two lines with feed: in them.

    The first line had ">Entries

    After removing the feed: it now says

    Entries

    I saved it as footer.php and reuploaded and now when one clicks the entries (RSS) link one gets an exciting page of code. What did I do wrong?

  15. porca
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well heck, that post is not correct now because this system executed some of the code. Dunno what to do to stop that from happening so I can show you the code I changed and how I changed it :(

  16. porca
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    never mind, I retract the question, I'm an idiot - it is now working correctly thank you Skippy!

  17. myrna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Please, I am having same problem and am also a beginner (obviously. Tried to change "Meta" code in sidebar. When that didnt work, I pasted old code back in and the RSS feed and comments dont work with old code (same error messages as above). Much obliged..

    My URL: http://www.renodiscontents.com/

  18. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    myrna; maybe try restoring your original sidebar.php (or download from where ever you got your theme).

  19. myrna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I wish. It seems my theme doesnt have a sidebar.php. I refreshed all files associated with the theme. I think we can safely attribute this to my cluelessness. I will keep trying things and it will eventually work...thanks for trying.

  20. TheGaffer
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm encountering the same issue that was mentioned in the original post. When I click on both RSS links on my page, neither of them work.

    Blog is at epltalk.wordpress.com/

    In FireFox i get a pop up error window that says "Alert Feed is not a Registered protocol"

    In IE it takes me to a page cannot be displayed error page. In the title bar it says Invalid Syntax Error

    Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance!

  21. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Don't use this stuff myself, but there's tons of info on it around.... please search for "feed, protocol" using the provided search facility.

  22. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Gaffer, please read the entire thread before posting next time. Pay extra special attention to the third post in this thread, and follow the "You can see an explanation here:" link.

  23. tetsuo316
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi there. I'm also receiving a 404 error when clicking on RSS in my sidebar. I'm using the Minima Plus theme and it *doesn't* use the feed: protocol.

    The link after the a href is as follows: <?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/feed/

    My blog is located at http://www.waitingcasually.com

    Thanks.

  24. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Evidently the theme you are using assumes you have custom permalinks. Change the link to: http://www.waitingcasually.com/?feed=rss2

  25. tetsuo316
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for that, Beel. Cheers!

  26. myrna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Beginner who is really trying--promise. I replaced code in the rss feed section to: href="http://renodiscontent.com/?feed=rss2" title="<?php _e('Syndicate this site using RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('<abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?>

    Now it seems to sort of work. I get error message: "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

    Do I need a style associated with my rss feed? Using Red Train theme that seems to assume I have a custom permalinks like the person above. Thanks

  27. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, that should be fine. The RSS feed should be raw code (with no style). You would only apply a style to it if you wanted your feed to look "pretty" in your browser. But, RSS feeds are for aggregators, not browsers.

  28. myrna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So its working correctly now? Awesome. Thanks for confirming. Now I have to do the same for the comments.

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