What is my RSS feed URL? (22 posts)

  1. webwide
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've searched for "RSS" and "RSS feed" here in the forums and on the Codex. Supposedly this will bring up my RSS feed but it doesn't:


    Do I have to turn my RSS feed on in WP? Am I missing files?

    I'm running WP1.5

  2. davestinner
    Posted 10 years ago #

    http://damnablog.com/wp-rss2.php is your RSS feed even though in the footer it shows as

  3. Avenir
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try going straight to wp-rss2.php in your blog's root directory. If you have permalinks turned on, you can tack /feed onto your blog address and that will also bring up your feed.

  4. webwide
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thanks man - that one was driving me crazy! I guess some of the instructions to use "http://xxx/?feed=rss2" were for a previous version of WP?

  5. davestinner
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not quite. the ?feed=rss2 would go after index.php

  6. sgerber
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi. I'm deeply confused.

    How can you tell whether permalinks are turned on?

    What, exactly, are you supposed to do in the wp-rss2.php file?

  7. lawtai
    Posted 10 years ago #

    RSS feeds are so you can get the content from a site without having to go visit the site. Not sure how well that explains it.

    As for permalinks, you can tell if they're turned on by your link structure. If your site looks something like this:

    http://w ww.domain.com/archives/2005/04/1/test/

    then permalinks are on. If you can click on the link and get an actual page and not a 404, then permalinks are setup correctly.

  8. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    sgerber: Permalinks are always "turned on" in the sense that a link to an individual post or Page on your site is what is considered a permalink. If you want to customize your permalinks, so instead of


    you have


    You can change it under Options >Permalinks.

    As for wp-rss2.php, you don't need to do anything in it. You would just point to it in a RSS reader.

  9. sgerber
    Posted 10 years ago #

    As far as I know, my URL/URI is simply:


    (Don't expect much if you visit the link. It's just a bunch of test posts at the moment.)

    Does it need to be more elaborate than that? (I'm, like, really new at this.)

    I'm using a browser that notifies me when an RSS feed is available from any site. I don't get that notification when I visit my own site, so can I assume I'm not "feeding"...?

    My wp-rss2.php file doesn't contain my URL anywhere. Is it supposed to?

  10. lawtai
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Your permalinks are set up correctly on your site. As for the wp-rss2.php file, as long as you didn't touch anything in the file, then I wouldn't worry about it.

  11. davestinner
    Posted 10 years ago #

    sgerber: Did you alter your header.php file? When I view the source code, I do not see the following lines
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="<?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />

    Just copy and paste those into your header.php which is located in /sgblog/wp-content/themes/YOUR_THEME/

    I'm assuming you're using Firefox and didn't see the little orange RSS feed indicator when you visit your site. If you include those lines of code, that'll fix it.

  12. rankbeginner
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello, and thanks in advance. ...

    I have looked at the solutions above, and can't get my RSS to work.

    This sure looks like it's working:
    http://www.youthtopia.com/wp-rss2.php file

    When I type this (above) into my Firefox browser URL bar, an RSS-looking file does appear.

    But I can't get anwhere from here. For example, if I drag the icon in the browser bar into the Feed Reader plugin in Firefox (called "Sage") -- that doesn't work. (Other blogs work by simply dragging in the RSS link.).

    I've also tried to use Bloglines to subscribe to my own WordPress Blog -- by entering
    http://www.youthtopia.com/wp-rss2.php file
    into the Bloglines subscribe box.

    Bloglines reports a problem and won't subscribe me: it spits back the reply:
    "No feeds were found. Please verify that the website publishes an RSS feed.:

    I tried to subscribe to Dave Stinner's blog with Bbloglines: I got the same message as above, and could not subscribe.

    Thanks very much for any suggestions ... RB

  13. sgerber
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm using the header.php that was included with the theme package. The only changes I've made to it are links I've specified in the top menu (instead of "Link 1", "Link 2", etc.) . I didn't delete anything.

    I'll try adding that code and report back!

    Thanks, everyone, for your assistance.

  14. davestinner
    Posted 10 years ago #

    rankbeginner: I can add both your feed and mine to bloglines and I don't get any error.

  15. We fixed rankbeginner's feed earlier today.

  16. rankbeginner
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sorry, Dave. I just now added your feed to my Bloglines -- it works perfectly.


    Now you're added to my Bloglines, at least.


  17. webwide
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well, after having my host crash and putting my site back together I am back at square one with my RSS feed - bloglines and other aggregators don't like it. I've got the LINK lines in my theme's header file. What am I missing?


  18. Download this copy of wp-blog-header.php and replace your copy of the file.

    The bug report: http://mosquito.wordpress.org/view.php?id=903

  19. webwide
    Posted 10 years ago #


    that was it! thanks!

  20. x3magic
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi. i cant get the rss feed for posts to work. the address that it points to is http://blog.x3magic.com/feed/ but
    it just opened a blank page. the rss feed for comments didnt have any problems. it points to this address and everything displayed just fine. feed://blog.x3magic.com/comments/feed/
    i think it has something to do with the themes im using but i dont know which lines to edit.

  21. What you are seeing is a bug in WordPress v1.5.1. Please upgrade to v1.5.2 ASAP.

  22. x3magic
    Posted 9 years ago #

    problem solved after upgrading to v1.5.2 as you suggested. thank you.

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