I'm trying to get my blog onto Google Feed Burner. I've read all about this, but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer. I just get this error.

Received HTTP error code 400 while fetching source feed.

I then validate my blog feed through feedvalidator.org. It says it's validated, but it shows the following message.

This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
line 38, column 0: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]

The help link seems useless, and I don't think this "recommendation" from the feed validator is my issue. Nonetheless, I've installed http://drupal.org/project/views_rss as well as http://drupal.org/project/feedburner.

I've tried burning my feed through the Feed Burner module, but nothing seems to be validated. It looks like there's a lot of Drupal folks having similar problems without a clear answer/tutorial.

Here's what I have:

  1. Drupal6 site. A blog page with numerous blog posts, each with a teaser. URL example.com/blog

  2. What appears like a valid RSS feed when I type in example.com/blog/feed. This spits out some text which looks like.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <rss version="2.0" xml:base="https://example.com"    
    xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/">
    <title>Example blogs</title>
  3. I've set up a google Feed Burner account.

  4. I installed the RSS Views and the Feed Burner modules.

I don't know what else to do. I keep getting that awful error.

Hopefully someone out there can help.


This one is ugly on google's part. My site is https, and feedburner doesn't support SSL... I figured that out the hard way. I didn't want to muck around with my SSL settings given that it's a wildcard cert, so I figured out a painless workaround. 1. Subscribe to your blog feed through Google reader. 2. Create a bundle folder with your blog feed. 3. Grab the bundle URL (not https, which is the workaround) 4. Paste it into feedburner.

Done, google accepts that, and gives you a branded feedburner url.

I'm sure there's a better approach, but this was an easy workaround for those with https sites.

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