en WordPress.com Forums › Ideas RSS Widget not reading feed Author Posts June 13, 2006 at 8:04 pm #17288 2012olympiccompetitorMember Hi I’m having some issues with setting up an RSS widget using a BBC RSS feed. (See http://footballpredictionleague.wordpress.com) The feed I’m trying to use is : feed://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/sportonline_uk_edition/football/rss.xml Which is the RSS version of this : http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/default.stm When I put the feed:// into the RSS widget, it tells me that “An error has occured; the feed is probably down. Try again later.” Anyone help me out here – I’ve never managed to get a feed to work. J June 13, 2006 at 8:13 pm #17388 drmikeMember Greets: Use http:// instead of feed:// Granted the feed:// is probably more correct but the http:// worked fine for me. http: //newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/sportonline_uk_edition/football/rss.xml A space was added after the colon to get it to show up here. Remove it when you use it. Hope this helps, -drmike June 13, 2006 at 8:24 pm #17389 2012olympiccompetitorMember thanks good Doctor. Threading closing. Author Posts The topic ‘RSS Widget not reading feed’ is closed to new replies.