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Subscription not working

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
May 16, 2012 at 7:50 PM

My blog is at  If you click on the subscribe button (or on ant of the orange icons) you get an xml page.  Please try it to see what I'm talking about.

What did I not set up correctly?

May 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I like Chrome, use it most of the time, but that is a bit of a pain, every other browser gives you a formatted feed.

You could swap to Feedburner ( which is probably why Chrome lacks this feature) or some alternative.

May 16, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I never noticed I was only having the problem in Chrome, thank you. 

I'm a complete newbie where feeds are concerned.  How do I swap to Feedburner, or any other alternative?  Is it a browser thing, or is there something I need to do in the blog settings?

May 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

You feed is an XML document. Some browsers do better job than others formatting it for readability, but in the end you can always copy feed's URL and paste it to your RSS reader like Google Reader or others. Nothing wrong with that. Feedburner just provides some extra features on top of it. Here is setup walk through.

May 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Edited May 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Scratch that, just noticed it's answered.

May 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Thank you both.  I'm not going to set up Feedburner just yet, I'm still deciding on a name for the blog, and i don't know if changing the name would cause issues.  But it looks straight forward.  I'll set it up sometime in the next few days.

May 17, 2012 at 3:24 AM

We could improve this on our end if we include an XML stylesheet (XSL) in the feeds.  As talked about here and here.  Then we could make it display anyway we'd like to... and this would probably override the default format that Firefox/IE use when viewing an RSS feed in those browsers.  In the meantime, at least Feedburner and RSS readers exist.

May 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

That would be helpful. I did setup FeedBurner, and it's working fine for the blog subscriptions, but I still have the problem with the comment feeds.  Can I turn those off?  It would be absurd to try to manually fix each one.

May 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM

That's part of the theme, you will need to go to your theme folder and find file "PostView.ascx" and edit it.

You will be looking for markup that resembles the following:

<div class="summary">

        May 16, 2012 22:23 by <a href="/author/dmschips.aspx">dmschips</a>

        <br />


        <a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:?subject=Welcome to The Green Fire Acre!&amp;body=Thought you might like this:!.aspx">E-mail</a> | 

        <a rel="nofollow" href="">Permalink</a> |

        <a rel="nofollow" href="/post/2012/05/16/Welcome-to-The-Green-Fire-Acre!.aspx#comment">Comments (0)</a> |

        <a rel="nofollow" href="/post/feed/2012/05/16/Welcome-to-The-Green-Fire-Acre!.aspx">Comment RSS<img id="ctl00_cphBody_PostList1_326f6c23b9984828a72f305905628cf1_Image1" src="pics/rssbutton.gif" alt="RSS comment feed" style="border-width:0px;margin-left:3px" /></a>


Remove the last divider and anchor and then save.

May 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I found it, thank you.