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Hidden <img> code for WordPress b.gif in RSS feed

  1. I have been developing a website that requires an RSS feed grabber to display headlines on the from page from WordPress posts. All has been well, but when I came into the office this morning and loaded up the page every blog entry displayed through RSS was showing a hidden image tag following the copy. This issue is apparent in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

    Ex.

    Test
    posted on January 14, 2009 1:38:00 PM

    Test test. <img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=niagaraknights.wordpress.com&blog=5395230&post=27&subd=niagaraknights&ref=&feed=1" />

    This image tag doesn't reside in my code, nor does it reside in the test blog post. I deleted and rewrote several test posts to ensure that there was no hidden image, gave the JS a quick kick to refresh the feed and the <img> tag continued to show up. I found another site experiencing the same problem: http://daily.gigaom.com/.

    Anyone have a clue?

  2. From the URL, it is part of the wordpress.COM stats. It could be with the big code push and resulting bug fixes of the past 4 days that it is simply a temporary glitch. I just visited the feed for niagaraknights.wordpress.com and do not see any of that code in the posts listed.

  3. Okay, thanks, I'll just hang in here then and hope it gets worked out...hopefully soon! :)

  4. You're welcome and as I said, I don't see the code in there - not even when I view the source code for the RSS feed.

  5. Hi. this is really a problem and its a nightmare. I've got the same issue now in my wordpress feed. Its a hidden stats image and i can't remove it..

  6. @thesacredpath. Hi I've just checked your RSS feed and you have the same issue. The reason its not appearing I think is that you have put some returns in the text box, but its there.

  7. Hello boy!!!
    Its a hidden stats image and i can't remove it.. Why ????????

  8. Your blog is not a WordPress.com blog, so we won't be able to help you with that. If you require help with your WP stats plugin, please contact staff directly.

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