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  1. Hi I just "sent a post" but it is not showing up anywhere so I am trying again. If it is duplicated, please delete this one.

    I have two RRS feed from dictionary.com and neither of them are feeding to my site.

    I went to dictionary.com and retrieved the new feed link of ~http://dictionary.reference.com/help/linking/wordoftheday.html~
    and replaced the information in the left widget..... but as you can see at my site it is still not showing up.

    The original html for the feed was ~http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/wotd.rss~ for the English version (left side).

    Is the something missing from the code that I did not put in correctly?

    I have cleared my cache, CTRL F5, and yet the feed is still not visible. Does the widget need something else?

    Any help is appreciated
    thanks

  2. I just found an "expert" version of the RSS feed and wonder if I now need to add is all in the widget?
    The code is:
    ~ <?xml version="1.0" ?>
    - <rss version="0.92">
    - <channel>
    <title>Dictionary.com Word of the Day</title>
    <link>http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/</link&gt;
    <description>A new word is presented every day with its definition and example sentences from actual published works.</description>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <copyright>Copyright 2008 Lexico Publishing Group, LLC</copyright>
    <ttl>720</ttl>
    - <image>
    <title>Dictionary.com</title>
    <url>http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/dictionary_logo.gif</url&gt;
    <link>http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/</link&gt;
    <width>182</width>
    <height>43</height>
    <description>Free online dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day.</description>
    </image>
    - <item>
    <title>auspicious: Dictionary.com Word of the Day</title>
    <link>http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/archive/2008/09/13.html</link&gt;
    <description>auspicious: favorable; also, prosperous; fortunate.</description>
    </item>
    - <textInput>
    <title>Lookup</title>
    <description>Dictionary.com Search</description>
    <name>q</name>
    <link>http://www.dictionary.com/search</link&gt;
    </textInput>
    </channel>
    </rss> ~

    Is this now the RSS feed code? I retrieved it from here http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/ and clicking on the XML button...?

    Thanks again

  3. Um Hi... any help resolving this is greatly appreciated....
    Help???

  4. No, that's not the code. The code you need is this http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/wotd.rss

  5. Feeds have a URL. Their URL does not end in "html" because they're not written in html. Having looked at the site, it doesn't appear they offer it as an RSS widget; they offer an email signup instead. I honestly do not see a feed at all in what you posted, although it DOES have an RSS element. This is beyond me: why wouldn't they just have a button with a link to whatever.com/feed like everywhere else on earth?

  6. Thanks, Vivian. I tried that and got only a blank page though. Perhaps their feed is down?

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