Apple News: Articles contain exposed unicode, HTML, or XML

I have been trying to get my site news.snowwatch.org.uk on Apple News but have failed at the last hurdle.
Apple have rejected my site and asked me to sort out any exposed unicode, HTML or XML.

What is this and how do I go about it?

  • Sajid
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hi Mark Clifford,

    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    There are two options to connect your blog with apple news service. One is the plugin that you are already using and the other one is RSS.

    RSS feed is generated purely by WordPress so if the first method did not worked for you then try using this method and then check the results.

    Here are the steps to for RSS method:

    How to publish your WordPress website to Apple News via RSS

    Register as a publisher, then add your channel info and a logo (see logo specifications)
    Choose RSS as your publishing format

    Add your feed that would be later be reviewed and checked by Apple

    Submit for approval

    I quoted this text from this article published on codeable blog where you can also see the video and also the steps for using the ANF (Apple News Format). They are are also suggesting the same plugin you are using already so hope it would help you sort it out.

    Take care and have a nice day :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,
    Sajid

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