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#36669 assigned enhancement

Update SimplePie to Latest Version and possibly include PHP-MF2

Reported by: dshanske Owned by: rmccue
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.6
Component: External Libraries Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


SimplePie Version 1.4 is now available.


It is the first release in 3 years and has a large number of bug fixes. It also is the first version that includes support for new types of feeds as described by the IndieWebCamp community.

These feeds are made up of h-feed and h-entry microformats, which allows the feed to be parsed from the html rather than a separate xml file.

SimplePie will now detect when it finds such a feed and parse them when it finds the php-mf2 parser available.

Attachments (1)

update-simplepie.patch (86.6 KB) - added by slushman 2 years ago.
Patch updating SimplePie to version 1.4.

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Change History (9)

#1 @jorbin
2 years ago

  • Owner set to rmccue
  • Status changed from new to assigned

@rmccue - thoughts?

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2 years ago

2 years ago

Patch updating SimplePie to version 1.4.

#3 @slushman
2 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

I've run into an issue with a plugin trying to read an RSS feed from a site with a Lets Encrypt (self-signed) cert. It appears this was fixed in [May 2015](https://github.com/simplepie/simplepie/pull/407) and that fix is part of SimplePie 1.4. Submitting patch to update SimplePie to version 1.4.

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19 months ago

#5 @jhabdas
11 months ago

SimplePie 1.5 has been released. It still does not support PHP 7.0, which is what I believe WP suggests. It seems apt to deprecate or make private fetch_feed() entirely and let the plugins manage the use cases and forward-facing support role for end users.

Last edited 11 months ago by jhabdas (previous) (diff)

#6 @Presskopp
7 months ago

1.5.1 is latest now

#7 @aquakitty
7 months ago

#42515 was marked as a duplicate.

#8 @etruel
6 weeks ago

Hi all, someone recommended me to tell the following here. I'll try to say some different behaviours that we have in our plugin WPeMatico by reading different feeds.

I can't give too much technical details, but we're attending so much tickets of lot of users with problems using the Simplepie 1.3.1 included in WordPress that we solved just by using the new version 1.5 or newer.

Almost all the new things we found in the 1.5 version (already to download in simplepie.org) was related with fixed issues and improvements. (https://github.com/simplepie/simplepie/releases)

Using 1.3.1 included in WP, some of the feeds with problem are solved with force_feed and others by changing to a known User-agent. (But in 1.5 works by default)

There are feeds giving different errors in 1.3.1 than 1.5. And some of them work well in 1.5 and not in 1.3 (1.3 tried with and without force_feed)

For example http://thenationonlineng.net/feed/ Works well with 1.5.

1.3.1 = ERROR: The feed http://thenationonlineng.net/feed/ cannot be parsed. Simplepie said: This XML document is invalid, likely due to invalid characters. XML error: Reserved XML Name at line 2, column 38

Many errors that produce notices like examples below are fixed easily by using the new 1.5:

ERROR: Feed https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/feed could not be parsed. (SimplePie said: A feed could not be found at https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/feed. A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.)

ERROR: Feed https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCCWYNcRdRteOF3wIRVeaJZQ could not be parsed. (SimplePie said: cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate)

Hope this helps.



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