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  • I’ve just installed WP, and working through the various feature. I’m stumped on how I would go about having my post work with RSS, so that they can feed into RSS readers with the orange icon?

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  • Point your browser to http://<>/wp-rss2.php and you have your RSS feed right there.

    If you have permalinks enabled, then change /wp-rss2.php with /feed.


    The beauty of WordPress is that there’s nothng special you have to do to generate the XML feed. Just post and the blogging engine automatically generates an XML feed to be read by RSS Aggregators. People just have to enter your URL into a reader and they’ll pull up your XML feed. You can make things a little easier by going to one of the online aggregators and getting one of those nifty little “orange buttons” you’ talking about or a subscribe button to place on your site. That will let less tech savvy people know you ahve a feed.

    Additional helpful info on the topic:

    Ever since I upgraded to 1.5 my RSS feeds are butched. Is there anyway that I can “republish” all post so that the XML generator creates these files again?

    Upgrade to There was an issue with 1.5 and RSS feeds where they would 404 after 24 hours.

    “Upgrade to There was an issue with 1.5 and RSS feeds where they would 404 after 24 hours.”

    Yup, that did it. Much appreciated.

    This is the error of my feed:

    The XML page cannot be displayed
    Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.


    An invalid character was found in text content. Error processing resource ‘…

    Medewerker Facilitaire Dienst (…

    frankli: Your feed validates in Firefox, and I have no problem subscribing to it through my feed reader, but I suspect Internet Explorer is balking on the ? characters that appear starting on this line:

    “Nedasco BVAssuradeuren in Amersfoort is al meer dan 50 jaar d� financi�le groothandel voor succesvolle en zelfstandige tussenpersonen.”

    Do you copy text over from a word processor such as MS Word? The content is encoded in your RSS2 feed so it should not be a problem for most syndication ttols, but it looks like IE is a bit testy in this case (which is unusual for it).

    Hi, I have changed the code to GB2312, it seems it can also works well.

    This doesn’t look like a “normal” feed. All of my others have sort of “rss” or “xml” included in the name. WordPress seems to NOT have these “tags”.

    Here’s an example –

    Yahoo, MSN, and others do not recognize these urls’s as RSS feeds.

    Any suggestions? Please check out the site at

    Thanks I really appreciate it! BTW I’m using version 1.5.2


    P.S. even this support forum uses url’s like this

    I just installed wp 1.5.2, and set the permalinks to /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/.

    After posting a couple of entries, I clicked on the entries rss link at the bottom of my blog.
    Since I am running newsgator, it asks me if I want to add the rss feed to newsgator. If I reply yes, I get a 404 error.

    blog site:
    rss feed:

    How would I go about setting up an rss feed banner?
    I need to have a tile on a nother site that loads the rss feed in a banner
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