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Pagelines theme + Video SEO breaks RSS Feed

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Willem-Siebe Spoelstra

Hi,

 

I use Pagelines (ofcourse) and also the Video SEO plugin from Yoast on multiple websites.

 

I discovered that my RSS Feed (summarized version) was not working anymore, and after a lot of testing these are my findings.

 

With the Twenty Twelve theme activated and the normal WordPress SEO + Video SEO plugins activated the feed works in my browser:
 
http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com/feed/
In Feedvalidator it says that is 'does not validate', however, it works as mentioned above. This is the error in feedvalidor.org:
 
Sorry

This feed does not validate.
line 33, column 0: Unexpected Text (18 occurrences) [help]
The Ruzzle chatt hasn’t been operating very well lately. Fortunately, ...
Conclusion: feed works with Twenty Twelve theme and WordPress SEO + Video SEO installed.
 
However, the warning mentioned above does dissapear when I deactivate the Video SEO plugin....
 
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Next testing fase, with only the normal WordPress SEO plugin activated I switch to the pagelines theme.
 
Feed is still working in the browser and also on Feedvalidator.org is 'valid', but it gave some recommendations:
Recommendations

This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
line 59, column 0: Invalid HTML: EOF in middle of construct, at line 1, column 499 [help]
<description><![CDATA[<p><a href="http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com/im ...

At this point I also activated the Video SEO plugin again, and then the feed stops working... :-(

 

Browser message:

This page contains the following errors:
error on line 34 at column 9: Opening and ending tag mismatch: p line 0 and item
Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.
 http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com The secrets, tips, downloads, and high scores of Ruzzle online! Sat, 06 Jul 2013 17:33:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2  http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com/ruzzle-chat-problem-solved/http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com/ruzzle-chat-problem-solved/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 04:08:23 +0000 ruzzleonline  http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com/?p=199 The Ruzzle chatt hasn’t been operating very well lately. Fortunately, we can now confirm that the problem has been solved. In the last days it became clear that many players use the chat to communicate with their fellow players. Even though many of you immediately left a message on our website, some players were wondering [...]]]> http://ruzzlenet.staging.wpengine.com/ruzzle-chat-problem-solved/feed/ 4

Feedvalidator.org message:

Sorry
This feed does not validate.
line 33, column 1: Undefined item element: p [help]
<p>The Ruzzle chatt hasn&#8217;t been operating very well lately. Fortunate ...
 ^
line 34, column 3: XML parsing error: <unknown>:34:3: mismatched tag [help]
</item>

So there seemes to be a conflict with Pagelines and the Video SEO plugin, I hope you can help me get it solved.

 

Kind regards,

 

Willem-Siebe


I write about internet marketing, WordPress and Pagelines on my Dutch blog spoelstra.ws

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Rob

Hi Willem,

 

Since PageLines doesn't actually do anything with feeds except provide a link to the main feed, the conflict you're getting comes from the plugin's interaction with one of our elements, probably jquery or javascript.  Unfortunately, this isn't something we could fix, since we're not doing anything to affect the plugin, specifically, nor the feed. 

 

PageLines doesn't even have a stylesheet for feeds, relying solely upon WordPress for the look, delivery and management of RSS. You may wish to write the plugin author, who may be using a different version of jquery, or javascript and ask him to check this.

 

As for the feed validator, I can assure you that all validators find problems with PageLines because our technology is more advanced than they are.  My apologies for that.   Still, I don't see anything in the validator messages you posted above that points to PageLines in any manner. 


Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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Willem-Siebe Spoelstra

Hi Rob, thanks for your time and answer.

 

I did e-mailed the plugin author, I just wait for that. What I did now, I changed in WordPress from 'summary' to 'full text', the feed works with this setting.

In my e-mailcampagn from MailChimp I can still show a summary of the full text because they offer a shortcode for that. This is good, because that way I still get visitors from my mailcampaigns to my site.

 

Kind regards,

 

Willem


I write about internet marketing, WordPress and Pagelines on my Dutch blog spoelstra.ws

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James B

Excellent, glad you found something to keep it working in the interim. Keep us posted on what the plugin author comes back with.


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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