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Posted on 2011-09-06
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I have a WordPress blog installed on a Windows Server. The blog is working fine, however, the RSS feed is VERY slow. When I use a feed validator it returns a timeout. When I browse to it via web browser it eventually shows up but very slow.

The blog URL is blog.greeneconsults.com

The feed URL is blog.greeneconsults.com/feed

I have looked all over the web and am still at a loss. Some pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Shawn.
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by:Dzynit
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Unless you've made a change that fixed it, the feed is coming up very quickly and passing the validator immediately when I tested it.

The only way I got a fail on it was testing it in a program that lets you set the display formatting - if I entered it as blog.greeneconsults.com/feed without the http:// it did fail.
But entering http://blog.greeneconsults.com/feed it worked perfectly.
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by:jeremyjared74
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It could be a caching issue. Try placing this in your functions.php file:

function do_not_cache_feeds(&$feed) {
   $feed->enable_cache(false);
 }
 add_action( 'wp_feed_options', 'do_not_cache_feeds' );

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by:gwkg
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I can confirm that clicking the link in Dzynit's post produced the feed quickly in Firefox.

It also validated quickly using w3.org's validator

http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.greeneconsults.com%2Ffeed
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Shawn Janes earned 0 total points
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This ended up being a template issue, which was resolved today. We are using Wordpress > Thesis > then a custom skin - the custom skin was causing the issue.

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Pick your own last comment as the answer and close. The knowledge base just needs a real solution to the answer rather than abandoned question because it may be helpful to someone else trying to solve the same issue.
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Thanks to everyone who contributed.
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