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WordPress 2.5.1 breaks your Atom feed

I just realized that unfortunately WordPress 2.5.1 breaks the Atom feed located at /wp-atom.php or at /feed/atom, which I used as a source for my FeedBurner feed.

This issue has now been resolved, by replacing the source for FeedBurner with /?feed=atom. As a reader, you won’t have to do anything; the last three posts since my upgrade to WP 2.5.1 and new ones that I’ll publish in the future, will now show up in your feed reader as they should.

If you’re in a similar situation, edit FeedBurner’s source to point to (change it to your own domain name, of course). If you don’t use FeedBurner, but advertise your Atom feed in your blog, change the links accordingly.

I made this short post to alert other bloggers who may not even realize that their readers aren’t receiving any updates, and to apologize to the readers who follow my blog through its feed.

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4 Responses to “WordPress 2.5.1 breaks your Atom feed”

  1. Scott Wegner says:

    Thanks for the tip. Is this solution consistent with the FeedSmith plugin? i.e., will get redirected by the plugin, or will it still work?

  2. Scott, you raise an interesting point. The FeedSmith plugin simply redirects any WordPress feeds to the specified FeedBurner feed. So as long as you specify the right source (/?feed=atom) in your FB account, this workaround will work fine.

  3. Thanks for the information, but you could you please also state why 2.5.1 breaks the Atom feed? Gory technical details would be highly appreciated. :-)

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  5. Kate Davis says:

    Thank you, that has solved the problems with my feed which I learnt yesterday has not been working since the end of April.

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