W3 Total Cache Prevented FeedBurner Feed from Updating

W3 Total Cache Prevented FeedBurner Feed from Updating

A few weeks back I noticed that the RSS FeedBurner feed wasn’t updating for Technically Easy. Each time a post was published, the WordPress RSS feed would be updated, but the FeedBurner feed wasn’t updated to show the new post.

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I went through the troubleshooting page on the FeedBurner website, but the steps outlined didn’t correct the problem. I then started to look at the caching plugin that I was using: W3 Total Cache. The plugin cached the RSS feed on my blog, but for some reason it started to cause problems with FeedBurner.

W3 Total Cache Prevented FeedBurner Feed from Updating

How to Uncache the Feeds in W3 Total Cache

While I haven’t figured out exactly what caused the feed caching problem, I have decided to temporarily disable the feed caching.

To disable the feed cache in W3 Total Cache, you can use the following steps:

  1. Click the “Performance” option on the left in the WordPress bar.
  2. From the W3 Total Cache options page, click the “Page Cache” link.
  3. In the “General” section, uncheck the “Cache feeds: site, categories, tags, comments” checkbox.
  4. Click the “Save all settings” button.
  5. W3 Total Cache - Uncache Feeds

    W3 Total Cache - Uncache Feeds
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As mentioned, I’m hoping this is only a temporarily solution until I can figure out why my FeedBurner RSS feed wasn’t updating. If you have a similar issue, you can also disable the feed caching.

If you also have a solution to the problem, I’m open to ideas.

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32 Responses to “W3 Total Cache Prevented FeedBurner Feed from Updating”

  1. Elvia Irwin says:

    Can someone explain in plain English what the W3 Cache does? My Page is soo slow and I’m not sure if it has something to do with the plugin…. I have some problems with this plugin and couldn’t fix it yet.

  2. ansh says:

    this really helped man . .thnx

  3. Ceci Saia says:

    I’d been looking for a fix for weeks and losing hope… and then I found this post!! I can’t thank you enough, the fix worked perfectly.

    THANK YOU!! 😀

  4. I just ran into this issue in helping another blogger, and disabling the feed check didn’t solve it even when we flushed cache. I had disabled the plugin altogether, I read that sometimes even Disk: Enhanced and Minify can break not sure. Hope it doesn’t reoccur but was my first time seeing this issue.

  5. Nick says:

    Thank you so much, I was about to pull my hair out!

  6. Ankit says:

    Actually I was also using W3 cache but later i discontinued using it as i was facing a lot of problems while configuring it. So I believe it not a plugin for beginners.
    But This tutorial is awesome for even beginners 🙂

  7. Esther Travis says:

    Great job!

  8. Andrew Walker says:

    Hi there. Thanks for sharing this useful tips. Great job!

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