Feed link seems incorrect

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  • #932

    jonpatch
    Member

    Folks, I’m new to wordpress, and just set up a blog. The RSS link on the page contains:

    feed:http://jonpatch.wordpress.com/feed/

    However if I set this up in Feedreader, it reports, “feed doesn’t contain any items”
    I played with it and if I link to:

    http://jonpatch.wordpress.com/rss

    I get the posts, but I don’t think I’m notified of new posts.

    I’m concerned that anyone subscribing to my blog will get nothing.

    Jon

    #1094

    cairnpoint
    Member

    Try resetting it

    #1111

    jonpatch
    Member

    cairnpoint, thanks for the reply. However, I’m not clear on your answer: what do I reset?

    Jon

    #1222

    nemarasu
    Member

    I’m having the same problem. I’ve been messing with it all morning with no luck.

    #1233

    matt
    Staff

    http://jonpatch.wordpress.com/feed/

    Looks just fine here.

    #1239

    jonpatch
    Member

    Hi Matt, thanks for checking. That link works fine, yes, but that’s not quite the link that appears. So if a user was to cut and paste the link into their newsreader, they would get “feed:http://jonpatch.wordpress/feed” which does not work.

    Jon

    #1241

    wank
    Member

    Yeah, it’s a bug in the theme. You’re supposed to click directly on the link rather than cut and paste it. But people who don’t have a feedreader installed and are wanting to subscribe through bloglines or another web-based service will be in trouble as their browser will choke on it.

    I’d suggest putting an additional link to http://jonpatch.wordpress.com/feed/ in your blogroll so that everyone can subscribe without problems.

    #1242

    jonpatch
    Member

    OK, that makes sense, and that’s a good workaround, thank you. I did change themes, so that would explain why it used to work.

    Unfortunately some older browsers do not recognize the “feed:” command, so that’s a bit iffy.

    Jon

    #1243

    wank
    Member

    heh, I’m on Firefox 1.5 and that doesn’t recognise the feed: command, so I don’t know what browser they think we should be using ;)

    #1244

    jonpatch
    Member

    I’m thinking (from a place of ignorance) that this may be more a function of whether your newsreader installs a browswer plug-in of some sort. When I installed FeedDemon, FireFox 1.5 now recognizes that link and directs me to FeedDemon.

    #1257

    drmike
    Member

    What I find interesting about this is the RSS and the feed links provide different outputs. The feed link includes the content of the post.

    -drmike

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