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Posts reappearing in RSS

It looks like making a change to a post’s title (therefore changing the url) is sending that post back into the RSS feed. Is that expected behavior?

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That is expected behaviour but it's not ideal and I plan to fix it.

To sort this out yourself: use the post's GUID rather than its permalink to identify itself in your feed. Modify your template's feed.rss file, changing line 13 with line 12, removing the comments on line 12.

Answered 6 months ago · Improve this answer

Thanks for the fix! If I understood correctly, this should do it?

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

That should work!

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

Thanks! 🙏

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

To sort this out yourself: use the post's GUID rather than its permalink to identify itself in your feed. Modify your template's feed.rss file, changing line 13 with line 12, removing the comments on line 12.


Sorry but this solution engendered new issues for me. Several posts share the exact same GUID, so only one post will appear in an RSS reader. For example, I have four consecutive posts assigned to the same GUID entry_64830e8256e4422eaa9eb24f554ace67. The RSS feed displays all the four items, but a feed reader only fetches a random post out of the four.

I think a GUID should be unique, right? Yet I’m not sure why there are a few sets of duplicate GUIDs shown throughout the RSS feed, even though every post is different.

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

GUIDs should definitely be unique – would you mind emailing us a link to your feed and we'll work out why there are duplicate GUIDs across your site?

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

Sure! Email sent. Thank you in advance! :-)

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

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