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[RESOLVED] Problems in the Main Feed


To those who were affected by the recent problems in the RSS, you have my sincere apologies.  It seems that the WP-SuperCache plugin doesn’t work nicely with PHP in safe mode (thanks to the How-To Geek for turning me on to the solution).  Since MediaTemple switched it’s GS service over to PHP in safe mode recently, there wasn’t much of a precedent to go off of when debugging.

Anyway, the supercache has been disabled (just relying on wp-cache now) and the feed seems to have been stable for a while now.  Once again, I apologize for force-feeding you invalid XML!


  1. Is there no way to turn off php safe mode on your site? I’m pretty sure problems with feeds are fixed in the latest version – the plugin simply doesn’t cache the feed.

    If you can, turn on the super caching again, grab your feed url and then check if the feed url is in cache/supercache/ (or with the www if that’s the case)

    Donncha O Caoimh Monday, January 28, 2008 at 1:59 pm
  2. This site is hosted on MediaTemple’s GS service. Because of this, I don’t really have access to the PHP config settings. They recently activated PHP safe-mode for all GS sites, so unfortunately I can’t override.

    I did have super-cache configured to ignore the feed URL, but somehow it was still causing problems. I could look in the file list and saw no indication that it was caching the feed, yet the problems persisted. Since I deactivated super-cache, it hasn’t been an issue.

    Daniel Spiewak Monday, January 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm

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