Ok. This is weird.

I’m working on my Social Bookmarks plugin for WordPress and, for whatever reason, if I use a URL shortening service for the links, they won’t appear under Google Reader. The post appears in the news feed, but refuses to appear in Google Reader.

A Google doesn’t report anyone else having this problem but, literally, as soon as I turn off the shortening service, it works again.

Anyone? Anyone?

Next Day Update

You know, it gets weirder. As soon as I swapped the shortening service from TinyURL to is.gd, it appeared to work. No idea why. I’ll dig more.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

1 Reply to “Ok. This is weird.”

  1. Professional Writing 14th May 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I haven’t had this problem, but did you contact anyone at google about this? Google has been slackin a little bit lately.


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