RSS Full Feed Problem Fixed

I am glad to say that the RSS full feed woes are finally over for me. I hope I didn’t drive off too many readers with these problems.

What went wrong?

Although I would love to put my finger on it, the real cause is still eluding me. But, here is the sequence of steps that broke it and fixed it, if it’ll help anyone facing the same issue.

  • I broke the RSS feed initially when I added a 301 redirect to direct my traffic to to my .htaccess file. Because my feed was, it started getting redirected to the www address.
  • I fixed that by changing the source feed address to include the www.
  • Feed works, but only shows partial feeds.
  • WordPress Admin -> Options show full text feed enabled.
  • Disabled Full Text Feeds WP plugin.
  • Disabled Feedburner Feedsmith WP plugin.
  • Enabled Better Feeds plugin
  • Source feed now shows full text feeds. – Use IE to verify as Firefox tends to show excerpts. Or you can use View Source in Firefox to see if the full text is pulled in the feed.
  • Feedburner feed still shows partial feeds. Figured it might be a Feedburner cache issue and decide to give it some time. (pinging Feedburner multiple times didn’t have any effect)
  • After 3 days, it still showed partial feeds.
  • My initial Feedburner feed was pointed at I decided to try instead and pinged Feedburner again.
  • Full Text Feed works now!

I am yet to enable Feedburner Feedsmith plugin to capture all the feed traffic at one place but this was a good learning experience for me. Being a Database Administrator by day, I am anal about having a backup before changing anything in the blog. But, this one just caught me off guard.

Again, my apologies to those who were inconvenienced by this and a big thank you to all those who poured in suggestions and tips to help me resolve this problem.

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6 Responses to “RSS Full Feed Problem Fixed”

  1. Nirmal September 11, 2007 at 4:21 am #

    Glad that you were able to fix the problem quickly.

  2. K-IntheHouse September 11, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    Me too.. Thanks Nirmal! πŸ™‚

  3. Kyle Eslick September 12, 2007 at 12:38 am #

    Hmmm, glad it is finally fixed.

    Just FYI, if you use 301 Redirect plugin, you can use that to forward your feeds to your feedburner feed.

  4. K-IntheHouse September 12, 2007 at 11:10 am #

    Thanks Kyle, I think I have seen that option too.. I was using Feedsmith before I knew about the 301 redirect plugin from you. That should be on less plugin then. πŸ™‚

  5. John G. July 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Β With FeedDemon still no updates since 11/20/11

  6. July 23, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    Nice blog!!!.The concept was very understanding.