WordPress.com Feed Glitch?

//WordPress.com Feed Glitch?

Today I noticed a ton of duplicate content on various blogs. My first thought was they were all hacked, but the content pages weren’t malicious at all. I then noticed that all the blogs that were effected were hosted blogs at wordpress.com!

Somehow, all the feeds were now pointing to http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed/. Below are a couple screenshots on what I was seeing.

The RSS reader that I use is FeedDemon, and I’m wondering if the issue was at wordpress.com, or an application issue. I had to re-subscribe to about 30 feeds because of the issue. Has anyone else seen this activity?

2017-03-12T17:40:27-07:00 May 16th, 2008|Security Vulnerabilities|4 Comments


  1. Nick Bradbury May 16, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    My understanding is that this was a WordPress issue. You can find more details about the problem at http://blogs.newsgator.com/support/2008/05/redirected-word.html

  2. mds May 17, 2008 at 1:55 am

    100% ACK – it was very annoying, I had to reconfigure most of the WordPress.com feeds I’m subscribed to.

  3. mds May 17, 2008 at 1:55 am

    @Nick: It’s definitely a WordPress.com issue, other RSS readers/services were affected too.

  4. Garrett Gee May 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for confirming the issue… but I wonder why there wasn’t more news about it.

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