When I changed the feed address for this site, I needed to update the new feed with Facebook, which would automatically pull in my blog posts and list them as “notes” on my facebook profile.
However, after I deleted the old feed and tried to replace it with the new feed address, I kept getting this error message:
We couldn’t find a feed using the URL you provided.
After searching various corners of the internet, I discovered that there are a multitude of people with this exact same problem and NOBODY seems to have come up with an answer, or even a workaround.
So I’m posting this to show how my problem was solved on the off-chance that someone who needs it finds it.
Granted, this is solution will only work for WordPress blogs, but there seem to be a good number of those who are having this issue.
What worked for me:
- Download, install and activate the Feed Facebook, Leave Facebook plugin
- On the Plugins page, click “URL of your feed for Facebook”
- Tell Facebook to import that feed (instructions here)
Not a perfect solution, but it works until Facebook can figure out how to fix the bugs in their feed importing system.
UPDATED TO ADD:
Well, not so sure it was a solution after all. When I first saved the feed, it imported my latest blog posts. However, it hasn’t imported the two posts (including this one) that I have written since the original import. It looks as though I have replaced one problem with another.