My blog’s RSS feed was crushed for a couple days. I was actually wondering why my NewsFox RSS reader couldn’t retrieve any new data from my feed. It was when I read Llama’s comment that I clicked on the RSS button myself and saw there was something wrong.
After checking and looking and scratching my head a couple times, I remembered I created a new sub-domain with the same title of my RSS feed. This caused my feed to disappear.
It’s all working now again so feel free to subscribe. :-)
This brings back memories of my almost daily discoveries…
Folks, I encourage you to not only check your site at least one per day but also your RSS feed. I see so many sites and blogs that display an MySQL database or a WordPress error. Strange symbols or lines of code, some of them even come from the Webhost.
It can have many reasons, sure. Just make sure to know how your blog is doing and if it’s in good shape.
If you don’t have the time nor the inclination to perform this task yourself, why not hire someone doing it for you? The intelligence factor necessary to perform this kind of task is fairly low, so is the hourly rate. :-)
P.S. Now I still have to figure out what to do so the feed will be published in a sub-domain instead of a sub-folder. (I.e., instead of domain.com/feed to feed.domain.com.) Any ideas?
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If you want your feed on a subdomain, do this:
1. Create the feed subdomain in your control panel.
2a. Will need to create an .htaccess file to mod rewrite feed.domain.com to be domain.com/feed
2b. Have a freelancer take the rss feed PHP file and put a copy in the feed subdomain. Will need to have a copy of your config file for your MySQL database in order to access the posts.
Those ideas need to be fleshed out a little, but I hope it gets you started.
Aah, thanks for the tip, Sam. Much appreciated.
Will think about if it’s worth the effort.