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Day 499: Let Code Rule

I’m not devoid of feelings related to the number and locations of murders in NOLA since the beginning of 2007.  In fact, my thoughts on the topic are so many, varied and scattered and the atrocity so fierce that a thesis from me is unwarranted and useless.  A couple of things stand, however: 1) Warren Riley, Ray Nagin and Eddie Jordan are wholly incapable of handling this multi-headed menace, and  2) Through the righteous screams of “I’m out,” I feel for the people who cannot leave. And “we want everyone to come home” to this?  More about it later.  Onward to something that makes heads hurt in a different way: WordPress blog code.

Several of you have complained that my Atom and RSS feeds have broken since my latest theme change.  In fact, my feeds lapsed startiing January 5th at the earliest, before the theme change and when I was out of town.  What gives?! 

[Bizarre weather formations in Chicago, birds suddenly dropping to death in Austin, a foul smell in Manhattan, an unexplainable green upward-pushing bulge in the cabinet under my kitchen sink (which I’ve nicknamed Gozer) and now my blog going all higgledy-piggledy while not in use.  There’s only one explanation for all this – the visitors are here.]

Before, you could access my feeds simply using https://vatul.net/blog/feed/rss2/ or https://vatul.net/blog/feed/atom/ .  Now you have to insert ‘index.php’ between blog/ and feed/.  How and when this happened I am uncertain, but use the following feeds while I investigate.  These feed links have also been updated on VatulBlog’s sidebar.


* Atom

Now onto the Atom feed which generates the following error:

Warning: main(/home/vatulnet/public_html/blog/wp-atom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/vatulnet/public_html/blog/wp-feed.php on line 20

Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required ‘/home/vatulnet/public_html/blog/wp-atom.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/vatulnet/public_html/blog/wp-feed.php on line 20

Line 20 is a part of this call:

case ‘atom’:
        require(ABSPATH . ‘wp-atom.php’);

Ummm … I have a wp-atom.php file in the blog’s home directory, patched only recently.  So, what gives?

As for the RSS error, the file in question has no line 45!

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/vatulnet/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/blue-zinfandel-10/404.php on line 45

Alright, WordPress mavens, this is your time to shine.  Help me out here.  

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