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How to purge old content from an RSS feed?

2:27 pm on May 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Normally when I design a new Wordpress site I make several test posts with gibberish for content. The problem is, these posts remain in my RSS feed even though I delete them from the blog. Can someone tell me how to purge the RSS feed? I'm using Wordpress to generate my RSS.
12:45 am on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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An RSS feed is just a text file. You can edit it with any text editor, like Notepad for Windows, etc. Simply open the file and remove the <item>s you don't want.

I don't use WP so there may be another way to accomplish this.

1:33 am on May 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well I snooped around the Wordpress code and it looks like the feed is constructed using the same database fields that are used to construct the posts on the website. But this doesn't make sense, because they should then disappear when I delete the posts. Perhaps I'll try asking on the wordpress.org forum.

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