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rssFeed on 3.03


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9 February 2013 at 4:31am Community Member, 4 Posts

I am attempting to upgrade my site from 2.4 to 3.03. I have everything working except the rss feeds. I am testing in a VM running LAMP. If i try my 2.4 site the rss feeds work. All I get from 3.03 is blank html page:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD>

isDev=1 doesn't return anything in addition to that.

In order to test my rss code. I cleared out the database and did a fresh install of SS 3.03 and changed the Page.php adding this simplified version of my rss code:

function rss(){
$pages = Page::get()->limit(3);
$feed = new rssFeed(
$this->Link() . "rss",
"Test Title"

Going to the page/rss produces the same result as with my real information. Using php print, I have confirmed that $pages returns the pages and that $feed is created and I can pull information out of it manually. The failure seems to have something to do with the $feed->outputToBrowser().

Any ideas what might be wrong? Or, what I can test?


9 February 2013 at 5:03am Community Member, 4 Posts


The rss function is not returning a blank html document, IE was inserting that. After testing with other browsers, it returns a totally blank page. isDev=1 still produces nothing.


9 February 2013 at 3:05pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You'll need to update $feed->outputToBrowser(); to return $feed->outputToBrowser(); for documentation on creating an RSS feed.


12 February 2013 at 8:22am Community Member, 4 Posts

Thank you very much. I can hardly believe I missed that.