May 14th, 2008 • 2:52 pm
I have yet to find confirmation of this in the official documentation, but it looks like the newer version of WordPress (2.5.1) that I have just installed does away with the separate excerpts feed altogether. With WordPress’s default configuration, I now have to choose between excerpts and full posts in the main feed, and that is the only option I have. (And I choose full posts.)
For now, I have automatically redirected the old excerpts-only feed to the main feed (with full posts). So people who were subscribed to the excerpts feed are now getting the main feed with full posts.
I can try and manually build a separate feed with excerpts only or install a WordPress plug-in that restores the choice. But before I do that, I’d like to ask current Betalogue readers whether they actually want such a feed.
My access logs seem to indicate that quite a few people were subscribed to the old excerpts-only feed, but I am not sure how important it is to Betalogue readers to have such an option. Certainly, the less I have to customize the default WordPress setup, the easier it will be for me. But if enough people say that they want an excerpts-only feed, I will do it.
So if you want one, please let me know by posting a comment or sending an e-mail. If you are happy with just a feed with the full text of the posts, then there is no need to write.