Working around Tumblr’s broken RSS feed.


I don’t know if anyone has noticed but Tumblr’s RSS feeds rarely work anywhere else. It turns out that all EU based requests to RSS feeds redirect to a EU policy acceptance page. This includes machine consumed data like RSS feed.

I have recently made a pull request to the repository that maintains the external blogs plugin for groups. The code I have offered works around the Tumblr broken RSS issue to enable groups to pull headlines from Tumblr again.

To be honest, I am surprised that Tumblr is willing to let this issue carry on. Headlines by RSS are good SEO for them and they are missing out.

Any way, I hope our members will soon not be missing out. I am on the job and a solution is coming your way.

Now, back to the grindstone for me.

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