Over The Edge

Our PCAN Pipe feed broke. I’ve spent about six hours so far trying to figure out how to fix it. The problem seems to be the feed from Feed Burner. To fix it I’m supposed to be an expert in XML, SQL or some other language that makes just enough sense to me to know that I am in a bit over my head.

The back story (skip to the end if you are not interested): I set up a Yahoo Pipe to feed several conservation-related blogs into one feed that we call PCAN Pipe. For whatever reason, WordPress does not accept the RSS feed from Yahoo Pipes, so we had to run it through Feed Burner which was working for a while. Then, two weeks ago, it stopped refreshing.

The only hint I can divine from the troubleshooting pages and the help documents is that on one of the blogs, an author used Microsoft Word to compose a post, copied and pasted that into their blog software, and Feed Burner didn’t like it (something about special characters imbedded in Word code, typical). The Pipe itself is still working, so it’s definitely a Feed Burner issue, but I’m stumped as to how to fix it at this point.

So, dear readers, our apologies. We will try to keep working on the issue. If anyone out there is an expert in Pipes, Feed Burner, WordPress and programming languages, let us know if you can help. Otherwise, stay tuned and visit your favorite blogs the old fashioned way, by clicking on their link from our list. Thanks for your patience.

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you for the efforts. I am also working on consolidating all those meaty sources of info into one feed…

    Have you tried RSS mix?
    http://www.rssmix.com/

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