email subscription via Feedburner

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  • #89199

    jaymatthews
    Member

    I’m trying to allow e-mail subscription to updated content via Feedburner, using instructions given here http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/how-can-i-offer-email-updates/ , to the absolute letter. I copy the code into a text widget, but then find a portion of the code is stripped out. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a glitch?

    #89538

    engtech
    Member

    Can you post the code here with backticks around it?

    (backtick is the key left of the 1 and above the tab)

    #89873

    lynn2611
    Member

    i am having the same problem. I’ve tried the backticks with the same result. any other thoughts?

    #89874

    timethief
    Member

    @lynn2611
    Without seeing the code you are using we cannot help you. The reference to backtics above was not meant to be put into feedburner. The only way you can post code into these forum comment boxes so we can see it is between backtics. So please post whatever code you are trying to use into a comment box right here between backtics.

    #89875

    raincoaster
    Member

    it will look like this when you post it

    #89885

    jandazza
    Member

    This is the code. I’m having the same problem.

    <form Method="POST" action="http://www.feedblitz.com/f/f.fbz?AddNewUserDirect">
    Enter your Email<br><input name="EMAIL" maxlength="255" type="text" size="30" value=""><br>
    <input name="FEEDID" type="hidden" value="201638">
    <input type="submit" value="Subscribe me!">
    <br><a href="http://www.feedblitz.com/f?previewfeed=201638">Preview</a> | Powered by <a href="http://www.feedblitz.com">FeedBlitz</a></form>

    The code that keeps getting stripped out is

    <input name="EMAIL" maxlength="255" type="text" size="30" value=""><br>
    <input name="FEEDID" type="hidden" value="201638">
    <input type="submit" value="Subscribe me!">

    #89886

    mark
    Staff

    The faq – search for ’email update’

    #89887

    drmike
    Member

    Jan, you’re adding in a form. Those are stripped due to security concerns. The FAQ has instructions on how to do it. There’s a link in the very first post in this thread.

    #89889

    jandazza
    Member

    I followed those directions. Here is the code that gets mangled:

    <form style="border:1px solid #ccc;padding:3px;text-align:center;"
    action="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverify" method="post"
    target="popupwindow" onsubmit="window.open('http://www.feedburner.com',
    'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return
    true"><p>Enter your email address:</p><p><input type="text"
    style="width:140px" name="email"/></p><input type="hidden"
    value="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~e?ffid=800610" name="url"/><input
    type="hidden" value="10-Things" name="title"/><input type="submit"
    value="Subscribe" /><p>Delivered by <a href="http://www.feedburner.com"
    target="_blank">FeedBurner</a></p></form>

    and here is what it becomes

    <form action="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverify" method="post" target="popupwindow"><p>Enter your email address:</p><p></p><p>Delivered by <a href="http://www.feedburner.com" target="_blank">FeedBurner</a></p></form>

    sorry, grabbed the wrong one out of numerous tries.

    #89890

    drmike
    Member

    That’s not the instructions. Look for the “Subscription Link Code” bit when over at feedburner. You’re looking for a link back to a landing page on feedburner, not a form. Forms are stripped due to security concerns.

    Check out the link in the first post here in this thread.

    #89891

    judyb12
    Member

    @jandazza:

    you are still trying to add in a form, which will be stripped, as explained by DrMike. Here’s all the code i use (you’ll notice it is much shorter than yours):
    <a href="http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=XXXXXX"> <img src="http://XXXXX.jpg"> Email subscription (posts only)</a>
    Replace the first set of x’s with 800610 (your feed ID)
    Replace the second set with an image, if you want one
    Replace the ” Email subscription (posts only)” with whatever text you want

    #89892

    drmike
    Member

    I’m stuck on my locked down terminal this morning. I can’t open up new tabs or widows.

    Thanks,
    -drmike

    #89893

    jandazza
    Member

    Thanks judyb! It worked. I had no idea what a form was. Still don’t but this seems to work fine anyway :-).

    #89894

    judyb12
    Member

    You’re welcome. A form is exactly what it sounds like, something you have to fill out. You see the word “form” is the very first one in the code you were trying to use? If you see that, it’s not gonna work on wp.com :)

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