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  • Hi There,
    My RSS is suddenly not working for some reason. I was informed that my blog posts are not being able to be read by readers such as Bloglovin. I contacted Bloglovin to see what the issue was that they saw, and they responded:
    “bloglovin’ is unable to find your latest posts because your RSS feed isn’t working correctly. You will have to contact the blog portal that is hosting your blog in this matter. Once your feed is updated and working correctly again, please let us know and we will update your feed on bloglovin’. The error message I get is: Unable to validate, due to hardcoded resource limits (feed length > 2000000 bytes)”.
    So then I contacted Bluehost, and they said that my site has 10,000,000 bytes, so they didn’t know what the issue was.

    Any ideas as to why my RSS is suddenly not working? Any help would be very appreciated. I don’t know where to go from here.

    my blog:

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  • Moderator t-p


    Have you tried:
    – deactivating ALL plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s). If you can’t get into your admin dashboard, try deactivating via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. If applicable, also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder. The easiest way is to rename that folder to mu-plugins-old.
    – switching to the unedited default, core-bundled Theme (such as Twenty Twelve, Twenty Thirteen or Twenty Fourteen) for a moment using the WP dashboard to rule out any theme-specific issue. If you don’t have access to your admin area, you can switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in wp-content/themes and adding “-old” to the end of the folder name using via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Alternately, you can remove other themes except the default theme. That will force your site to use it.

    Okay, I will try these tips and let you know how it goes.

    Thank you so much!

    So I deactivated all my plugins and reverted back to the twenty twelve theme. However, I think it will be difficult for me to know which plugin was the issue. When I check if my feed is valid, the feed validator has always said that my feed has been valid. So, how will I know which plug-in, if any, were the issue if the validator on my end says that there are no problems?

    Thank you for your continued guidance,


    Reactivate your plugins one by one. If and when the problem re-occurs, you’ll know that’s the one.

    After deactivating my plugins, the issue was not resolved. Bloglovin still was not picking up my latest blog post.

    Should I wait 12-24 hours to see if Bloglovin eventually picks my feed back up?

    Thank you

    Okay, so after deactivating my plugins and switching back to the basic twenty twelve theme, no progress after 24 hours. Feed validator says this :

    “Unable to validate, due to hardcoded resource limits (feed length > 2000000 bytes). Message

    Unable to validate, due to hardcoded resource limits (limit)

    To prevent denial-of-service attacks, the feed validator imposes certain limits on the sizes of feeds it will process and the time it will spend waiting for a web server to respond. One of these limits was exceeded during validation.

    Validate a smaller representative sample of this feed, or download the code and run it on your own system.”

    Now what? Please help!

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