Looks like a bug in the extension.
In lib/rss_reader.rb, it tries to read from the url
(http://example.com/?feed=rss2 in your case), but just looks at the
host and port (http://example.com:80 in your case) and dismisses the
The Github user bryanl has forked the extension from lorenjohnson and
fixed the bug (see
I recommend that you get a fresh copy from his latest version at
and try your luck with that one.
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 2:49 PM, Patrick Scheips <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using Radiant CMS with the RSS Reader Extension
> (http://github.com/lorenjohnson/radiant-rss-reader) and would like to read
> use the extension for reading in the RSS feed of a Wordpress Blog.
> Unfortunately that doesn't work very well.
> Instead of the RSS articles Radiant just shows the following comment (only
> visible when viewing the source comment, because it's a comment):
> <!-- RssReader error: You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
> The error occurred while evaluating nil.items -->
> I don't think that the extension is configured wrong, because the RSS reader
> works well with various RSS feeds from various web pages.
> Maybe the feed parser doesn't like the URL format of the feed, which is:
> http://example.com/?feed=rss2, because there aren't any problems with some
> (but not all) Wordpress RSS feeds using the URL format
> Any ideas?
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