Notes from the past…


Why does my RSS feed show only a summary of my post?

firefox-vs-chrome I have been busy for the past few days, revamping this website. A new theme, new plugins, several new pages, a lot of behind-the-scenes adjustments. One thing that I have been unable to change has been the state of my RSS feed.

I use WordPress and absolutely love it for its versatility! I know just enough about HTML, CSS and managing a website to get myself into trouble,and yet, with WordPress I usually manage to keep my head above water. When I run into a problem, I can usually eventually find an answer. The Internet is full of helpful sites and helpful people! (Thanks, Denise!)

So I have been searching for several days for a cure for my RSS woes. I have set my WordPress site to show the full text of my posts, but I still see only a summary.

I believe I have found an answer. It turns out that Mozilla Firefox, the web browser that I use and adore, automatically cuts off an RSS feed. I opened up Google Chrome and checked my feed, and there were my posts, in full text!

I see no way to change the settings of Firefox to show the full feed. So what are my options?

  • Accept the feed the way it is- not what I wanna do…
  • Switch to Google Chrome as my web browser- Chrome seems to be pretty good, but I’m really stuck on Firefox! I have it set up exactly how I want it and don’t want to change
  • Try to find a Firefox add-on that will force a full-text feed

The last option seems to be the best, so that will be my plan.

I’ll let you know…