Learn Why Our RSS Feeds from Zapier Were Failing

You know what’s really frustrating? When you a whole bunch of work and then it doesn’t work?

It turns out that there is RSS feeds need be “valid”. Who the fuck came up with that?

Any how the RSS feeds we were using like this from Zapier, didn’t “validate” when I put them into a RSS testing site:

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I think this is why they didn’t trigger on MailChimp.

I did some research and recreated the RSS feeds to avoid this error, but I can’t change it on our website without knowing it will work right? So I set up a new RSS feed for adamhonig.com (via Zapier) that has no errors.

That RSS feed generated a test campaign. So if you’re reading this (from a MailChimp email), then it worked!

Otherwise, back to the drawing board…