Feedburner RSS Feed Help!

by Amy Wasson 15 replies
I know very little about RSS feeds. I have a self-hosted Wordpress site Top 10 Diets - Top 10 Diets. I went to Feedburner to set up my feed, but it comes back 404 Error-feed does not exist. I then tried to validate it and it wouldn't validate. I have looked and looked and tried to find an answer to this on my own, but I can't find one.

I'm sure it is probably something so simple, but, since I don't know anything about it, I am probably missing the simple fix.

Can someone please help??

Thanks!
#main internet marketing discussion forum #feed #feedburner #rss
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  • Profile picture of the author blase40
    When you entered the feed address, did you enter your RSS feed URL properly?

    It should be www. your web site .com/feed
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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Wasson
      Yes, I did. I entered it exactly like that-www.dietstop10.com/feed.
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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    i just checked your site feed. the problem is not with feedburner, it's at your end.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Wasson
      Okay. What is the problem, though? I have no idea how to fix it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Amy Wasson
        Yes, I do just have pages. I knew it was probably something stupid simple! LOL I am going to be adding a news page where I will have posts. So, I guess after I do that, I will have a feed?! I do feel really stupid now!

        Thanks for the help! I appreciate it!
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    I just pulled up your feed and it's empty.
    Are all these added to your blog as actual posts, or just pages? It looks like they might just be pages: only posts go to the rss feed - not pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilG
    Hey, Amy, don't ever feel stupid. Heck I have been around a long time and I didn't know that pages were not included in RSS feeds - only posts!?!?

    I am glad you brought this up as I was just starting to consider a magazine style blog and would have run into the same problem.

    BTW, there are a number of ways to create an rss feed for static pages. Most of them may be beyond your skill level at this point, but check out Page2RSS - Create an RSS feed for any web page for an easy online method.

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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Wasson
      Phil-

      Thanks for your reply-it made me feel better! And, thanks for that link-I will check it out! I appreciate it!
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      • Profile picture of the author yenod
        Amy, don't feel stupid. Your post and question has helped me too. I need to set up an RSS feed but didn't have any idea that pages could not be included.
        Another great tip I've learned here!
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  • Profile picture of the author clawHAMMER
    Ok, this looks like a good place to ask my dumber yet question about RSS feeds. (Not that yours was a dumb question Amy, your question just opened the door for me to ask mine that I've been looking for an answer to)

    I know zilch about RSS either. All I know is I have an RSS icon on my blog that when I click on it says "page not available". I have mostly posts and not pages (I didn't know about that tip either b4 now).

    How do I turn on this dead link so my RSS feed is working properly. I submitted my site to Feedburner and to the Page2RSS link Phil mentioned in his post.

    But I'm still stuck with a dead duck on my blogs home page. How, or what, do I do to turn this on so it's functional?

    Thanks a bunch and thanks Amy for opening the RSS door for me.

    Here's my site if it's any help. TOPVOLUMEMarketing.com

    Glenn
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilG
    Hi Glenn

    Looks like you sorted it out, as I can click on the link and am directed to a valid RSS page. I checked in with both IE7 and Firefox. I also checked the one at the top of the page and the one further down, and both are working.

    See, Amy, your question has helped a lot of people! There are NO stupid questions in this world.

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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Wasson
      Guess what?! I found a wordpress plugin that includes pages into your feed. I just downloaded it and activated and it works!! If you check out my feed now, it includes the recent pages I published! Awesome!

      Here is the link for it.

      WordPress › RSS Includes Pages WordPress Plugins

      I'm glad I could actually help somebody for a change!
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      • Profile picture of the author clawHAMMER
        I'm back again!

        Well...I just read Phil's post and thought "I wonder what I did to finally get the link on my site to work" so I went to my site and clicked on the RSS feed icon at the top and........page not available.

        It's still a dead end and it still doesn't work. So no, unfortunately I didn't sort it out and am still at square 1 I'm sorry to say.

        Anyone care to walk me through this? If you go to my site (which I mentioned in my last post above) and you see the RSS feed at the top of it you'll see it isn't working.

        How, or what, do I have to do to make that link on my website functional?

        Thanks again,
        Glenn
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  • Profile picture of the author clawHAMMER
    Hello? Is anyone from the RSS Feed Police out these that can answer my question above?

    Thx
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilG
    Still works for me. I see a full page of RSS listings whenever I click on the link.

    Maybe its your browser settings.

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