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#265319 04/18/2022 2:46 PM
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Within the last 6 months my RSS feed is not working within an outside website. Here is the feed.
https://www.hendersonmn.com/chatter1/cache/rss1.xml

Is there an issue with the feed or with my UBB install? We are using version 7.7.5

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

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I do not use rss anymore but I see two items.
atom feed is in the xml file . Did you modify something to add that?

Also you are missing a language statement in the xml.
You can use
https://www.rssboard.org/rss-validator/
to check.

The string should be en-us

If you open the UBB cp and then goto language files.
There are two files that should contain that
Myfeeds and generic
Look for a key name of RSS_LANG
Make sure you have en-us as a entry and re-save.


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It's an ATOM feed, not just an RSS feed, use an ATOM Feed Validator (RSSAtom Alternate) as there can be elements that some rss validators will say are invalid.

Our ATOM feed reads without issue: https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/cache/rss1.xml
It looks like, as Rube pointed out, you're missing your feed language.

Since this is a cached flat file in your cache, after updating your language strings you will have to clear your forum cache to rewrite the feed itself.

Further reading: Difference between RSS and ATOM


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Thanks for the response.

I see en-us is located in both language files. Any other areas I can check?

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I would correct that first and see.

I am not sure why it is in 2 files
Except for one was abandoned and forgot about in a prior cleanup but update them both.
If they are there I would retype over them and re save.
Don't forget there is a cache involved with generating the file.


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I tried your fixes and issue still exists. I tinkered with the wrong language setting and now UBB won't load. Is there a config file I can upload to reset my settings?

Thanks again.

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from UBBCentral
line 8 is correct
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from your website's generated feed
line 8 is missing the required language information.
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open the language editor.
myfeeds.php
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"en-us" is missing from your RSS_LANG string
typed exactly as shown in the screenshot. no quotes.
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Update Language File

then go to the Cache Manager (Tools & Information group in the control panel) and Update Cache to rebuild the feed.

this should correct your bad feed.


there are two different types of "RSS Feeds."
1/ RSS
2/ ATOM

UBB.threads generates RSS 2.0 feeds.

Your feed reader should be using RSS 2.0 format, not ATOM.
https://problogger.com/rss-vs-atom-whats-the-big-deal/

There is a fun story behind the two. I believe it is here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(Web_standard)#Atom_compared_to_RSS_2.0
Additional reading here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS


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Yep I did that. Thanks.

But something seems to be corrupted. The UBB wont's load. Can I simply reinstall the last update to resurrect it?

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Unfortunately, without knowing what you "tinkered" with it's hard to say what to replace without things getting hosed further...

You should be alright with uploading stock versions of everything but the /includes folder and the /styles/wrapper.inc.php file (if you've made custom islands you'll want to back them up from the /cache_builders/custom/ folder)...

This is also why modifications to the stock files are unsupported, were have no clue what the end user changes and how those changes affect the forums.


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So in essence you would follow the upgrade guide
https://www.ubbcentral.com/doc_upgrade7.php
Without the need to upload the install folder and contents nor the need to run upgrade as long as you upload the same version you download from the members area.

Also do not forget to make a backup before you start in case you overwrite files you should not have.

Currently you have a connection issue "Problem occurred in connection".
If reuploading the stock files does not resolve the issue I would check
includes/config.inc.php
This holds the login info for your database as well as other parameters.

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Yeah, looks like I'm not making a connection to the database. Config file looks fine.
When using the install link, I get this:
Welcome to the Upgrade/Install Utility for UBB.threads
Could not connect to the MySQL Database: Access denied for user '******'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

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You should not need to run the install or upgrade script to fix a existing install.
I understand you are using it to test the connectrion just do not proceed past that point.
The top few lines of the config.inc.php file have the database name
database user name and database user password.
If it were me I would double check those settings in your cpanel.
Where you may need to reset the user password since you can't see the existing one.
then edit the config.inc.php file to match those credentials.

You need to figure out where something changed such as the host may have changed the prefix to your site name which is part of the names used in the config file..

One other thing is if you add a new database user make sure they have global privileges.

Last edited by Ruben; 04/24/2022 2:45 PM. Reason: Added comment

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