Help! I can’t get my feed back to full text!

I’m getting rather frustrated, here…

(UPDATE: I think I fixed the problem.)

OK, I need some help here. Somehow my feed for this blog reverted from full text to an ultra-short summary. It had been working fine, but then it got screwy. I’m pretty frustrated, and I’ve reached the limit of what I can do to diagnose the cause of this problem on my own.

I know a lot of smart people read Contentious, so I’m hoping you can help me.

Here are the specifics:

  • Blogging tool: WordPress 2.1.2 (Yes, I know WordPress 2.2.2 is out. I plan to upgrade — but would appreciate advice on whether it’s a particularly worthwhile or risky upgrade.)
  • Theme: blog.txt
  • Plugins activated: Akismet (comment spam protection), cforms II (form manager), full text feed (which was working fine until a little over a week ago), ShareThis (social bookmarking support), subscribe to comments, and WordPress database backup.
  • Feedburner: Yes, I use it for this blog’s feed, but that only processes content that it gets from WordPress. It looks like the feed content truncation is happening in WordPress, before it ever gets to Feedburner.

Any idea for things I can try or check? Please comment below.

And apologies in advance, I’m a mere semi-geek who doesn’t know much about PHP or any coding beyond basic HTML. I have geeks I can work with, but they’re not available at the moment. If your suggestions are beyond what I can handle myself, I’ll save them for when my geeks get back in action — maybe it’ll save them some troubleshooting time. Thanks.

3 thoughts on Help! I can’t get my feed back to full text!

  1. Jane, that’s very interesting. I just tried subscribing to my feedburner feed via bloglines and saw the same summary.

    What is the URL of my feed that you’re subscribed to in bloglines?

    – Amy Gahran

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