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  1. #1
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    This feed does not validate - PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS
    Hi,

    I am having problems with validating the datafeed

    I got the file from the sharesales.com

    Here are the errors after validating my datafeed from syndication plugin.

    line 50, column 92: guid values must not be duplicated within a feed: tag:bestipodskin.com/://c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b (99 occurrences) [help]

    ... .com/://c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b</guid>

    In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.

    *

    line 10, column 99: Self reference doesn't match document location [help]

    ... rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
    ^

    *

    line 28, column 0: Invalid HTML: malformed start tag, at line 1, column 338 (100 occurrences) [help]

    <description><![CDATA[<p><a href="http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm? ...

    *

    line 33, column 0: Invalid HTML: malformed start tag, at line 1, column 338 (100 occurrences) [help]

    <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><a href="http://www.shareasale.com/r. ...


    What will I do?

    Please help me about these. My blog feed cannot operate well.

    I really don't know what to do.

    My datafeed file is not working properly.
    Last edited by vinbytes; August 13th, 2010 at 01:30 PM.

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    99.9% of datafeeds are not ready to use "as is" with anything. Find out what specs your plugin has and edit the feed to conform. Your question lacks enough detail for a more useful answer, sorry.

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    Actually, I am using a plugin called FeedWordpress Plugin.
    I am taking datafeed from an affiliate site which is sharesale.com

    I am wondering why is it that my XML file is not working.
    I am syndicating the XML file and no syndication was made.

    The plugin said

    Update complete. 0 new posts were syndicated and 100 existing posts were updated

    ...

    So I really don't know what's happening

    Could you please help me?

    Thanks for your reply.

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    ABW Ambassador 2busy's Avatar
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    The folks at FeedWordpress Plugin are where you should start if there are problems. The datafeeds from SAS are in a particular format that may need to be edited (by you) before they can work with your plugin. Find out the specifics from the plugin site and then take a look at the feed to see what it needs.

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    Feedwordpress is for syndicating RSS feeds and is not really for datafeeds of aff products. That is probably why it is not updating or working.

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    Are you sure it is an RSS feed? I use some ShareASale feeds and I have never seen an RSS feed with them.

    ShareASale has some of the most inconsistent and poorest quality feeds out of any of the affiliate networks. They can be very difficult to work with.

    Who is the merchant? I can take a look at it.
    There's good, fast and cheap. Pick any two.
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    Hi,

    I converted the .csv file into .xml file.


    Yes, it wasn't validated. I don't know why.

    We are downloading datafeed from skinit


    Another problem, I am using a feedwordpress plugin for syndication

    After the syndication of the datafeed from skinit

    These messages appeared

    Check currently scheduled feeds for new and updated posts.

    * Updating Best Ipod Skin from <http://bestipodskin.com/datafeed.xml> ... completed in 26 seconds

    Update complete. 0 new posts were syndicated and 100 existing posts were updated





    Actually, I'm just following what POWER AUTO BLOG instructions.

    Could you please help me about this?

    Why is it there were no new posts?

    I cannot see them in my blog.
    Last edited by vinbytes; August 16th, 2010 at 04:25 AM.

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