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RSS wiget can't get MU blogs feeds

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    Murphygonzalez
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    @murphygonzalez

    I have looked all over for posts that cover this…but I can’t find anything. So if this was answered previously, I apologize…just point me in the right direction.

    That being said.

    I can’t get the RSS wiget to grab the feeds from any of the member blogs. It can get the feed from a regular wordpress blog but that is it.

    What I am trying to do is create a news and events blog and then get a RSS feed to list the entries in a sidebar.

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    r-a-y
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    @r-a-y

    A member blog is simply a WPMU blog.

    What exactly are you having problems with?

    eg. A member blog’s RSS feed should be – http://example.com/amemberblog/feed/ or http://amemberblog.example.com/feed/ (if you’re using subdomains).

    What happens when you go directly to that link?

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    Murphygonzalez
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    @murphygonzalez

    r-a-y,

    Thanks for your response. The RSS feed is at http://www.piptopia.com/tribe/news/feed/

    What happens is that the widget doesn’t show up at all on the home page. And when I go back to edit the widget, it says this:

    Error: could not find an RSS or ATOM feed at that URL.

    However, if I get the RSS feed from a “regular” WP blog… it does work.

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Looks like your RSS feed is password-protected.

    That’s why your RSS feed isn’t being parsed by the RSS widget.

    What do you mean by “get the RSS feed from a ‘regular’ WP blog”?

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    Murphygonzalez
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    @murphygonzalez

    What do you mean by “get the RSS feed from a ‘regular’ WP blog”?

    Well if I get the RSS feed from a regular installation of wordpress then it works. Perhaps there is some setting that is locking out the RSS feed from the widget.

    However, if you click on the link for the feed, it does show something. Take a peek at:

    http://www.piptopia.com/tribe/news/feed/

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Clicking on that RSS link doesn’t show anything for me because I’m not a member of your WP site.

    It prompts me for a username and password.

    You’re logged in, which is why you can view your own feed.

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    Rohan Kapoor
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    @rohan_kapoor

    What idiot password protects their rss feeds?

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Rohan, think before you type.

    A private community would want their pages and content private.

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    Murphygonzalez
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    @murphygonzalez

    Oops…send me an email at murphygonzalez@gmail.com and I will give you access to my site (you don’t have to do this if you don’t want or need to).

    Regardless, when I pull up the page it looks like the feed works ok. I am puzzled and I think that I am just missing something here….something simple.

    @Rohan….just so you know…. I have a site that is password protected for a reason. It is a private community. But we want to have a blog to display news and events and we want a listing of that blogs entries on a side bar. If there is another way to do this…a better way please feel free to contribute.

    I don’t wish to start moderating this discussion, so please keep things civil.

    Original poster; your RSS feed links are password protected. You will be able to access them as you will have previously authenticated at some point. However, depending on how you try to include them on a page, the web server may be making a request to load them. As it doesnt have the password, it can’t load them.

    We are not going to go into your server and look at things for you.

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    Murphygonzalez
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    @murphygonzalez

    @DJPaul – Thanks for your response. You and r-a-y are right, it is just a permissions problem. I locked things down too tight and just didn’t think that it would affect rss.

    I will have find another way around it.

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    Rohan Kapoor
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    @rohan_kapoor

    @everyone: Sorry, I was tired and wasn’t really thinking, no offense meant.

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    Murphygonzalez
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    @murphygonzalez

    No offense taken Rohan. Good luck to you and all you do.

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