Number of RSS widgets in side bar

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  • #475394

    I added an RSS widget to my sidebar, put in the URL of the blog concerned and instantly got the author title and date of the latest post on that blog showing (and updating). However adding several more of this widget to the sidebar from a range of different feeds (one a feedburner feed like the original one) and nothing shows up for these. My understanding is that you can have any number of RSS widgets (theme mistylook) in the sidebar. Is this correct? Am I setting them up wrongly?

    The blog I need help with is davidhortonsblog.com.

    #475573

    timethief
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    Please provide the complete URL for the blog in question starting with http://

    #475592
    #475602

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t know how many the maximum is but I do know you can use several. It all depends on whether or not you want a sidebar that’s a mile long. Are you sure entered the feed URLs correctly? http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-widget/

    #475612

    Well I’ll recheck the URLs but they were just copied and pasted from the feed address in the bar. If you think it should be possible to have more than one I will keep investigating.

    #475613

    Ah, it’s the lack of “http://” at the start, but just adding that doesn’t completely solve problem, and I am not sure why some blogs are giving me the feed address without “http://”. I am ignorant of so much about how RSS works.

    #475616

    Can’t just add “http://” to those feed names, they begin with “feed://”. So what is going wrong with the RSS widget here?

    #475619

    The feed for this topic starts with “feed://” for example.

    #475626

    timethief
    Member

    This is the feed URL for this forum thread
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/rss/topic/number-of-rss-widgets-in-side-bar

    This is the feed for this blog’s posts – minus the square brackets
    [http://davidhorton.wordpress.com/feed/]
    This is the feed for this blog’s comments – minus the square brackets
    [http://davidhorton.wordpress.com/feed/]

    If the http:// required on any URL feed or otherwise? Yes!

    Do all feeds from for example Blogger blogl, tumblr blogs, etc. end with /feed/ – NO!

    #475627

    timethief
    Member

    DANG! I made a mistake above.
    This is the feed for this blog’s comments – minus the square brackets
    http://davidhorton.wordpress.com/comments/feed/

    Bottom line: You need to get the correct and complete URL for each of the feeds and then put in into the widget.

    #475636

    Got it by trial and error. Yes, you can just substitute “http” for “feed” in the URL (the first one I tried has a problem with its feed anyway). Hooray. If Support is reading – you might add this to the general help for RSS-widgets.

    Thank you timethief. Your time wasn’t wasted.

    #475651

    Except now my sidebar is sitting underneath the last post on each page. What has happened? Help?

    #475653

    t3ck
    Member

    @TT I checked and couldn’t find your 2 invisible replies.

    #475687

    timethief
    Member

    @mrpickwick1837
    It would be appreciated if we actually had the URL for the blog to which you are referring and could lay eyes on it. When posting to the forum please post the complete URL for the blog you are referring to starting with http://

    When falls below a post it’s usually because the blogger has copy and pasted code and there is an open HTML tag in one of the posts.

    Go to settings > Writing and select “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” and then click “Save Changes.”

    Now, starting with your latest post, open it in the editor, make one minor change such as adding a space and then deleting it, and then click “Update Post.” Check your blog and see if it is back to normal. If not, open the next post and do the same thing until it goes back to normal.

    ~~ @t3ck
    Thanks. I guess Staff got to them first.

    #475721

    Hi timethief, I gave the URL in the third post above when you asked. Will follow advice. I did reverse some of the editing changes I made yesterday to no avail, but it must have been further back in the sequence. Hadn’t realised that editing a post could affect the layout! Will let you know progress – thank you for the quick reply.

    #475723

    GOT IT! Thank you so much – very impressed with the level of WordPress help for a struggling newby.

    #475724

    timethief
    Member

    YAY! You resolved the issue. Best wishes for great blogging. :)

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