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  • Resolved ucla74

    (@ucla74)


    Site URL: http://kestrelsaerie.us

    I have a successful feed at http://oops-hq.us/aerie so I know how to install WP and how to use FeedBurner.

    I’ve been trying to create this feed for 3 days now. I’ve reinitialized my database at GoDaddy at least a half-dozen times. Each time, I have reinstalled WordPress 2.3.1 from scratch. Obviously, the DB_NAME, DB_USER, DB_HOST and DB_PASSWORD are all correct.

    When I try to create the feed, I get the following:

    Sorry

    This feed does not validate.

    *

    line 1, column 1: Blank line before XML declaration [help]

    ^

    *

    line 35, column 1: XML parsing error: <unknown>:35:1: not well-formed (invalid token) [help]

    </object></layer></table></body></html><adsok>
    ^

    In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.

    *

    Feeds should not be served with the “text/html” media type [help]

    *

    line 33, column 1: Missing atom:link with rel=”self” [help]

    </channel>
    ^

    Source: http://kestrelsaerie.us/?feed=rss2

    First question: WHAT FILE is this reporting (and WHY doesn’t it say so anywhere on the page?). I’ve looked at approximately 40 different files trying to find the syntax described so I can correct it, and I simply don’t see it.

    To emphasize: I’ve looked at the following with no effect (and there are no active plugins; this is with both the Default theme and the Munch-1.0 theme):

    Solution

    * Check your wp-rss2.php and wp-atom.php files for blank lines outside of bracketed sections.
    * Check your wp-config.php file for blank lines outside of bracketed sections.
    * Check your theme’s functions.php file for blank lines outside of bracketed sections.

    Second question: WHY is the problem occurring in the first place? Is WordPress 2.3.1 incompatible with FeedBurner? Does it have a problem with the feed being in the root of the site?

    I’m really getting quite frustrated with this, and I’ll be very thankful for any insight.

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  • It doesn’t work on godaddy free hosting because of their frame with the ads.

    I was sure I paid for hosting…but when I look at the site in IE (instead of AdBlocked Firefox) I certainly see the ads.

    Thanks, moshu…driving me batty!!!

    At GoDaddy, when you buy hosting, they give you ‘free website’ tokens but the free ones come with ads.

    macmedic13

    (@macmedic13)

    Is there anyway to make the feed work on the Free Godaddy hosting?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    Is there anyway to make the feed work on the Free Godaddy hosting?

    No.

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