Feedback on RSS Feed Commander

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16 Responses to “Feedback on RSS Feed Commander”

  1. We’ve been using FeedCommander for a few months now and love it. Unfortunately, we started getting the following errors I’ve copied below. The errors do not show up all the time, but enough to be annoying. Just to let you know, I know the feed works and validates, but it seems to have a problem pulling the information on occasion. Any ideas?

    Error: Feed failed! Causes may be (1) No data found for RSS feed http://xsessionmusic.com/wordpress/?feed=gigpress; (2) There are no items are available for this feed; (3) The RSS feed does not validate.

    Please verify that the URL http://xsessionmusic.com/wordpress/?feed=gigpress works first in your browser and that the feed passes a validator test.

  2. Actually, 100% of the time I’ve seen that error occur, the feed source itself was down for a time.

    More often than not, you can verify this by just going to the URL itself, http://xsessionmusic.com/wordpress/?feed=gigpress and ensuring you can see a feed displaying.

    If you CAN, then an F5 refresh of the page where you have feedcommander installed will bring it back (and subsequently, you can be sure that others wouldn’t be seeing the error)

  3. Ok, that’s not quite 100% true, because ANY breakdown in uptime or communication between where you have feedcommander code running or where the feed is hosted can cause this error – OR, on my server too, so if feedcommander.com were to be down, then yes, you’d have that error, but I’ve had no issues to speak of…

  4. Thank you so very much for your quick responses. At least I know it wasn’t your server having problems or a problem with the feedcommander code itself. Thanks again!

  5. Hi again!

    I was wondering, is there a way to “clear out” the feed feed commander is pulling from? We deleted a post, but it’s still showing up in feed commander. Is there a way to remove that one post or reset the feed somehow?

  6. Sorry for the double post, but you can ignore my last post. I was able to correct my error.

    Thanks again!

  7. Great product! How can I add the publication date to the items?

    Thanks

  8. Thanks, and I’m glad you like it.

    As far as I know the only way to get the date in the feed would be to manually placed the date in the posts themselves, either in the title or the first sentence or two and have it display via RSS.

    Perhaps, there is a way in your content management system to make the date feed appropriately with each post, but that’s going to vary system to system

  9. Thanks for the reply. I’m not sure I explained the question correctly.

    When I post a RSS feed to yahoo for example, it states the time of the item. For instance “1 hour ago”, “5 hours ago”, “3 days ago” etc. When I use the generated php code that information doesn’t appear. I notice there is a pubDate option in the RSS spec. Can this be retrieved from the feed? I guess then some php code would be needed to add this info to the output?

    Thanks,
    Tony

  10. As far as I know, no, if it’s not feeding the date/time, then Feedcommander can only displays what is “fed”, and can’t extract information that’s not there.

    Perhaps though, (since I can’t program anything to save my life), I’ll ask Heather (our main programmer) to look at this, and see if there might be a way to add that as a feature.

    In the meantime, here is how to add dates to your own WordPress RSS feed and at that point, it would appear in Feedcommander

  11. Hi, great, easy to use product. Do you know if there is a specific way to combine a few rss feed sources in one line while utilizing the same attributes? I tried using the javascript version and using src=”http://feed1.xml&feed2.xml”. I’m trying to get the “add rss feed to any site” advertisement to continue to show up but not after each separate feed. Does that make sense? Keep up the good work.
    Thanks, Chris

  12. Thanks, glad you like it.

    Yeah, I know what you mean, but wit hthe free version, what you’d need to make it “work” is an RSS mashup tool, to make one feed, then you can use Feedcommander to display it.
    Yahoo Pipes is one, but there are several out there…

    I actually do have plans to make this a mashup tool too, but not likely any time really soon.

  13. I’m using Feed Commander to add a twitter RSS feed to my website. I added a couple test post and the feed was working fine. Then deleted the test posts and posted a real post and Feed Commander hasn’t updated to remove the deleted post and include the new post.

    I have opened the RSS feed in Firefox (http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/224792588.rss) and it shows the correct post they just aren’t updating in Feed Commander script when site is refreshed.

  14. Hi, great, easy to use product. Do you know if there is a specific way to combine a few rss feed sources in one line while utilizing the same attributes? I tried using the javascript version and using src=”http://feed1.xml&feed2.xml”. I’m trying to get the “add rss feed to any site” advertisement to continue to show up but not after each separate feed. Does that make sense? Keep up the good work.Thanks, Chris
    +1

  15. and?

  16. what you?d need to make it ?work? is an RSS mashup tool, to make ONE feed, and then you can use Feedcommander to display it. Yahoo Pipes is one, but there are several out there? Otherwise, it’s @0 per year for the pro version…

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