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  • aecrone

    (@aecrone)


    My comments feed has always worked fine, but my posts feed never has. When I click on the posts feed button, it comes up with a “page not found” error page telling me I have not correctly uploaded my website.
    My website is http://someonewhobakes.com, and the error page that comes up is this

    I’ll send you a batch of cookies if you can help me figure this out! Really, I will! (pleasepleasepleaseplease)

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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    Yeah I read that, but it doesn’t mention anything about the fact that the feed address just isn’t working. Even manually typing in the feed address comes up with an error message. I thought WordPress was supposed to take care of the feed page, and I don’t know how I’m supposed to “correctly upload” my website, or to where I am supposed to upload it.
    Any help?

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    The link on my website is working–it’s going to the correct feed address (or what I’m pretty sure is the correct one), but nothing seems to be at that feed address. I also tried manually typing in the address with /feed/, /feed/rss/, /feed/rss2/, /feed/rdf/, and /feed/atom/ after it, and they all got me the same error page.

    Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    your feed is here
    http://someonewhobakes.com/feed
    notice no trailing backslash
    however, it’s pulling the atom feed instead of the rss feed
    maybe a couple of possibilities
    a plugin is messing it up – you can deactivate them and see if it works correctly
    if so, then activate them one by one until you find the offender

    another possibility is the wrong feed is defined in the theme’s header.php
    you could post the contents of that at pastebin.com for folks to take a look

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    I think I have just totally screwed everything up…I was going through my options in “edit themes” (I have the Atahualpa theme–and I already deactivated all my plug-ins) looking for the place to fix where the feed is defined and doing some copying and pasting based on the Feeds Codex and long story short, now I have this error:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘ in /home/content/a/e/c/aecrone/html/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/functions/bfa_header_config.php on line 243

    even though I know I pasted everything back to the way it was before. I don’t see any ‘<‘ in that area so I don’t know what it wants me to do… Obviously, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing and I think I just killed my website. Please help if you can! I really wasn’t bluffing about sending cookies!

    Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    just upload this file again from a fresh zip
    bfa_header_config.php

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    like from the zip that you use to initially download WordPress?

    Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    no from the zip of the atahualpa theme

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    Where do I find that? I’m sorry, I probably should have warned you that I’m so clueless that I need very specific instructions! And if it’s not on the “Edit Themes” page somewhere, I’m probably screwed, because when I try to go to any other page or click on any other link in the dashboard, I get the error page, so I really can’t go anywhere else.

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    Okay, I found the bfa_header_config.php file in my hosting file manager and saved it to my computer, then re-uploaded it to the file manager, but then now I can’t access any part of the WordPress dashboard or my site–just the error page shows up. I am completely and entirely locked out of WordPress, because I can’t go anywhere from the error page. I don’t know what to do, does anyone have any ideas? Please?

    Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    that file goes in the /atahualpa/functions/ folder

    at this point, you might be better off renaming the atahualpa folder with your file manager
    this will bring up the twenty ten theme and let you log in

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    Rename the folder what?

    Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    anything
    atahualpa_bak
    for instance

    aecrone

    (@aecrone)

    Yay! Website is alive again! Now just to figure out the stupid RSS thing…. thank you so much for your help!!

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