View Full Version : "Pausing RSS Scroller" won't work :(

11-28-2010, 01:43 AM
1) Script Title:
Pausing RSS Scroller
2) Script URL (on DD):
3) Describe problem:
I can't get this script to work. I've been getting this message on firefox.

Error fetching remote RSS feed!
Sorry: It's not possible to reach RSS file http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss

Let me know what you need and how I should get it to you. Thanks for your help.

X96 Web Design
11-28-2010, 02:52 AM
I think because the URL is to the Feedburner page, not the RSS Feed itself.

- Alex

11-28-2010, 08:07 PM
Is there a fix for that?

X96 Web Design
11-28-2010, 08:13 PM
Whoops. Wrong answer. Updated.

Looks like if you view the source of that page it gives you the RSS feed itself. So I don't see why it wouldn't work unless your host doesn't allow PHP to contact other websites.

Check with whomever your website is hosted with to see if you're allowed to contact external websites. I think that would be the problem.


11-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Building on Alex's advice about not being able to connect to external websites, check with your web host that they haven't blocked all TCP outbound connections - if they have they should be able to add specific sites to a 'whitelist' if you ask nicely. Also check that you have fopen set to 'on' in php.

11-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Thanks for your input. My server allows php to contact external sites and the settings seemed to be setup right. Still no luck w/ that script. I figured something else to use in the meantime.

Is anybody else having luck with it?