We have discussed more about Feedburner on how to setup Feedburner feeds for wordpress and the importance of Feedburner for SEO. For verifying Technorati claim token a few days back when we checked our Feedburner feed it seemed like our feeds were not updated for several posts and it gave as a big shock. After several researches we found out the solution for Feedburner feeds not updating issue in wordpress and we are here to help with that problem.
How to fix Feedburner feeds not updating issue in wordpress
Step 1 Check for errors
Login to your Feedburner account and you will see Feed medic alerts which monitors the health of your feed and notifies you if anything bad with your source feed. Click on that link and check whether your feed has problems. In our case it’s clear which says “your source feed is now working fine”
We suggest you to check your feeds with Feed validator. Is it a valid RSS.
Step 2 Activate Ping Shot and Ping Feedburner
Have you followed this article on how to setup Feedburner feeds for wordpress then you might be activated Ping Shot. Go to your Feeds publicize tab and you will see Ping Shot, open and activate Ping Shot.
Feedburner usually takes 30 minute interval to update your feeds instead of that you can manually ping your blog feeds which updates immediately. Use this link ping Feedburner and enter your blog address and Ping Feedburner. Check your feeds whether problem is resolved and if not proceed to step 3.
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Step 3 – Is your Feed size is less than 512k
Usually Feedburner will not process if the blogs original feed size is greater than 512k which applies to actual feeds and not for media files. To know the size of your feed use this service Web-Sniffet and enter your feed address.
Try this: Reduce the number of feeds in your wordpress reading settings. Check whether the problem is resolved if not proceed to step 4.
Step 4 Resync your Feeds
For most people doing this step will solve the problem with Feedburner feeds not updating issue, but for us this too didn’t help.
In your Feedburner dashboard go to Troubleshootize tab and you can see some most common problems with Feedburner and solutions. Just scroll down and you can see “The nuclear option: Resyncing Your Feed” click Resync now button which clears the cached version and refreshes the original Feed.
Check out your feeds! Hope your problem is resolved on Feedburner feeds not updating issue. Still not then proceed to the final step.
Step 5 Are you using cache plugin for wordpress
All the above steps didn’t help us and we finally found out that cache plugin is not updating the feeds. We use W3TC and in W3TC page cache options uncheck the box that says “cache feeds: site, categories, tags, comments”
Once done now again Resync your feeds which should fix the Feedburner feeds not updating issue in wordpress.
If you followed some other methods that resolved your problem then please let us know by commenting below.