How to Force Feedly to See Latest Posts in a Feed

I was trying to add a new YouTube feed into Feedly and noticed that what Feedly was seeing was not matching what my browser saw. In fact, the newest post Feedly displayed was 297 days old. The specific feed in this case was the one for Mike Zeroh’s YouTube Channel whose most recent videos have been about Star Wars and theories concerning the latest movies.

In this instance, the feed URL I was using was: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCoe5Yk15NUniu1xEJ-ylOvQ which looked like this in Feedly:

Feedly Showing Old Posts in Feed

As you can see, the newest video it sees is from November 2015 even though I could see the most recent ones when previewing the feed in Firefox before adding it to Feedly.

After doing some research, I found someone with the same issue and a workaround: Problem with a Youtube feed not updating. It turns out, you just need to add an extra query parameter to the end of the URL to force Feedly to see the latest posts. So, I modified the URL to: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCoe5Yk15NUniu1xEJ-ylOvQ&xray=bob by adding &xray=bob to the end which did the trick! This was just the first thing that came into my head LOL. :)

Subsequently, while writing this post, I also realized that the following feed URL also works for his channel: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=drunkchickenTV .

Anyway, hope this helps someone who runs across something similar with Feedly! :)

Galleries Updated to Zenphoto v1.4.13

Zenphoto Logo

Updated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.4.13. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme. The gallery.php and themeoptions.php files were the only modified files in this version from the previous.  So far everything seems to work great! :)

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.6

Just finished updating my blog to WordPress v4.6 which contained numerous enhancements and bug fixes. As always, I backed up my files and database first. The update seems to have gone smooth and this is a test post to make sure everything else on this side is still working. :)

Oh, one thing I did notice is that creating embeds of my own blog actually works now.

Been watching a lot of the Olympics. Go Team USA!!!

Happy 4th of July for 2016!

Happy Fourth of July!Wishing everyone a Happy (and safe) 4th of July! :) For those in certain Oklahoma city areas, AAA is offering their Tipsy Tow service for free once again. You can call them at (800) AAA-HELP or (800) 222-4357. So, there’s no excuse for anyone to drink and drive. :)

This time I am including an image of some fireworks at my NASCAR inspired race track build site in Landmark:

Here's my character in Landmark setting off fireworks at her race track build site!