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Email subscriptions


Active Member
Hi All,

I recently coded a site for another member here (Ken) and we (I) seem to be having trouble with the Email subscription...

I've used feedburner and the general RSS feed seems to work fine...

The email subscription thought takes you through the feedbuner signup process but then does not email out upon an update to the blog - I've checked through and it seems like its set up as it should be...

Has anyone else had this problem or can reccommend any alternatives to use??

Thanks in advance



Hi Andy, I've had problems with Feedburner before and had to contact them direct to get help (ours was a permalink problem which was probably alot more simple :)) but might be worth trying :)


Senior Member

I think I've cracked this one, which is hilarious because I know nothing about the mechanics of code and the internet!

The reason my email notifications were not being sent was because my rss feed was invalid. I had included an ampersand (&) in the body text of one of my blog articles, and the rss code wasn't happy with it. So because the code wouldn't validate, feedburner wouldn't have anything to do with it.

Now after every post I run my rss feed through a feed validator to see if there are any issues.

One more question to anyone out there though...
Is there any way that I can incorporate the images I use in my blog posts into the RSS feed, so they come through in the email notification as well?


Active Member
Try this....

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<rss version="2.0">


<title>My Title Here</title>
<description>My description is here</description>

<title>Title of the photo</title>