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Why does my RSS FEED no longer work?

  1. My rss feed is not working anymore since February. I never changed anything and am clueless.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I didn't have any problem accessing your site's feed. Why do you think there is a problem? How/where are you viewing the feed?

  3. I can access the feed now. What made me think there was a problem is that my posts are syndicated on other sites and they weren't able to access my RSS anymore. I had one of the authors on other sites take a look and he linked me to this...

  4. So even though the feed is up there still is a problem.

  5. The feed at is accessible. However, after trying to put it into an RSS widget on my own site, it is coming back with an error message.

    I'll go ahead and tag this for Staff assistance. Please be patient while they get back to you.

  6. Thanks.

  7. This is a common problem lately, it seems.

  8. Hi there,

    I found that in your post here:

    The ">" symbols were screwing up the way the RSS feed read the blog. I replaced them with dashes, and everything seems to be ok now!

    I hope this helps.

  9. depaulcareercenter

    I am having a similar issue in that feeds are not filling with recent posts past Feb...

  10. @zandyring - Since that link is only available to the OP, it makes it a little difficult to understand your reply. Are you saying that certain characters should be avoided when writing posts, post titles, or ??

  11. thistimethisspace

    There is a silly trend and bloggers everywhere are placing unrequired punctuation and special characters like square brackets, hearts, la, la, la, la la in blog posts titles. That has to go as some of those characters like {} are programming language.

  12. Jennifer,

    This shouldn't happen as a matter of course - characters should get translated smoothly. For whatever reason, the user had a few ">" characters that were not. It may have been possible (and still may be possible) for the user to edit these again in his text view and have them once again translate as they should. Users are going to run into problems when they copy/paste from Word or other non-plain-text editors, so most of the time, for common characters, this shouldn't be an issue.

    Does that help clear things up?

  13. Thanks for correcting my blog problems. I do know HTML and have used ">" before without a problem in wordpress in the past. I will be sure to not use those symbols for the time being.

    Thanks again!

  14. @zandyring-thanks!

    @djinyoung or if you wish to, as zandyring wrote, they should translate when using the Text Editor. Cheers

  15. Exactly as Jennifer says - you can certainly use these symbols, but if your feed has an error again, you will want to go back through your post and either replace or just go to Visual Editor, delete and re-enter these particular symbols and try again.

    Best of luck!

    Happy to provide any clarification I can, Jennifer!

  16. Got it, thanks!

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