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  • Resolved Ivaylo Draganov



    For some obscure reason feed parsing in WP using SimplePie always fails. I have no clue what’s causing that. The RSS widgets print this error message:

    An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

    But the feed is up and healthy.

    Recently our server was upgraded from PHP 4 to PHP 5, Apache 1.2 to Apache 2 and a number of other software packages. That error started occurring after the upgrade. But yet again I’m clueless as to what’s causing it. Anybody got an idea?

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  • Well, ok, I’ve nailed it – PHP’s xml extension is required for SimplePie to work. I guess it was turned off by default in our new configuration.

    Feeds are parsed correctly now except for Yahoo Pipes feeds. But that seems to be a bug in SimplePie.

    Topic is now resolved. A note to take: read the requirements and triple check configuration.

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