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RSS Feed not working....

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:13 pm
by cranyojo
Was hoping someone could help me with this...I have a blog and recently my RSS Feeds stopped working...I have not manually changed any php files. The only thing I can think is I recently changed my theme to Gila Two. I also recently upgraded to the newest version of Serendipity. Dont know if either of these had anything to do with it. Anyone know what I can do to fix it?

Here's my blog:

Thank you!

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:05 am
by TKS
Can you make sure rss.php and rss2.php are both inside your public html directory? Also, open those files and make sure there is data inside.

Another file to look for is include/

Just make sure all those files are located where they need to be and we'll start from there.

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:54 am
by cranyojo
Hi, Thank you for your help!

I do have the rss.php file and it does have data inside -
it's located: serendipity/rss.php

I also have the include/

but I dont have the rss2.php file anywhere....

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:56 am
by TKS
You might want to re-download the serendipity package and verify that all files are present in your current install. If they're not them there.

Don't forget to back up everything before you do that though! (including MySQL tables). It's very important to do so whenever you change files or tables in your database.

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:06 am
by garvinhicking

Hm, your RSS feed at basically works, but there's an invalid tag.

Did you configure your Syndication plugin to include an image? What exactly did you enter there? Usually you should only enter a URL, not HTML!

Best regards,

Feed not working here either

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:29 pm
by d_cee
the rss feed on my themes site isn't working either. Whichever feed I click on I get a similar message to

XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Line Number 1, Column 1:Invalid RSS version specified

as cranyojo I have the rss.php file and it has data inside, I also have the include/ I dont have the rss2.php file.


Re: Feed not working here either

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:47 pm
by garvinhicking
Hi d_cee!

Your problem is a completely different one. You don'T seem to have the feed*.tpl files in your templates/default/ directory.

The rss2.php file is irrelevant, it does not belong to serendipity.

Best regards,

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:33 pm
by d_cee
Hi Garvin

Thanks for that - I've just copied them over and everything is, as you might expect, working perfectly now :-)

thanks again


Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:11 pm
by benson
well this is wierd..
Im doing a new style. I was going to try the rss feature so click on the sidebar link.

As i am usin firefox i have the new thing that runs a polite interface to show you the feed and where you wanna save it but this time it didnt, i just got this:

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XML Parsing Error: xml declaration not at start of external entity
Line Number 2, Column 5:
                  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

i change the style to the default one Serendipity v2.3 by Tom Sommer, and then the whole thing works! :?

i try manualy to add the URL of the feed (both the one with the Sommer style and the one with my style) to google reader and works! :shock:

im wondering if its just a bug of firefox, but i dont think so

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:13 pm
by garvinhicking

This error message can happen if you edited any file and inserted (accidentally?) spaces or line feeds/carriage returns before the first <?php or after the last ?>. Please check those?

It might be related if your theme has a file? Or if you edited a local language file?


Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:37 pm
by benson
thanks a lot! now is working
yes the error was in my

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:46 pm
by cranyojo
Hi, I did have html in the image tag for the feed, i deleted it out and just put the seems to be working now (I think)... Thank you for the help!