In our Drupal installation there is a menu item for the RSS feed, pointing to path de/rss for the German feed.

This path appears unchanged in the frontend and is invalid, hence results in a 404.

The correct URL is /de/rss.xml or just /rss.xml.

Weird thing is, that Drupal accepts the non-working path, while it rejects the correct ones:

The path 'de/rss.xml' is either invalid or you do not have access to it.

What's going on?

Note: I'm using the i18n module. And when I call /de/rss.xml it gets redirected to /rss.xml.

  • Are you using i18n module? Is your site in multiple languages? May 20, 2015 at 18:46
  • Yes. And when I call /de/rss.xml it gets redirected to /rss.xml.
    – Andy
    May 21, 2015 at 10:54

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If you're using i18n module, and after you have installed module Variable, you should enable the i18n_variable module (one of the i18n submodules that requires the Variable module, among others).

Then navigate to /admin/config/regional/i18n/variable (= the Variables tab within ' Multilingual settings'). There you'll be able to specify all sorts of variables for which you want multi language support enabled also, using an appropriate sub-tab there, such as for "Site information", "Menu settings", etc.). Within sub-tab other, there is also "RSS feed for front page" (=The RSS feed for the front page, default is rss.xml). That "other" sub-tab should be between "Menu Settings" (1st sub-tab) and "Site Information" (3rd sub-tab).

I'd be curious to hear if your issue is resolved after you enable that option (by checking the checkbox).

  • Thanks for the tipp. In other there's only Pages or PHP code. In the tab Feed settings there's only Feed description. I couldn't find RSS feed for front page in any of the tabs /: Version is 7.35
    – Andy
    May 21, 2015 at 12:42
  • Looks like we're making progress / coming close. I slightly enhanced my answer (added the 'i18n_variable' part of it). Can you confirm you have that submodule enabled also? And then provide another status update (comment)? May 21, 2015 at 13:19
  • Module Variable translation is enabled.
    – Andy
    May 21, 2015 at 15:09
  • What's your answer to my PS in my comment in the question, ie: do you have only 1 language enabled (de) or maybe both "en" and "de" or so? May 21, 2015 at 15:10
  • de is default and en is enabled as well.
    – Andy
    May 25, 2015 at 11:22

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