rss feed only showing oldest posts

Somewhere along the line the post order got reversed (I think I tried to reverse the post display order some time ago….)

So now the RSS feed only shows the older posts and not the most recent.

The feed

shows posts from 6 months or more ago – not the ones this and last month. I post weekly.

Doing research at forums found

which seems to provide an answer, although it seems the files to edit have changed, moved, or I can’t find them.

So, how to get the feed to show the most recent posts?



  • aristath
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    Hello there @fms95032, I hope you’re well today!

    That post is 6 years old, a lot of things have changed in WordPress since then!

    I don’t think you’ll find a single file that hasn’t radically changed during that time.

    First of all, are you using now or were you previously using any caching plugins? Your RSS feeds might simply be getting cached…

    Please advise,


  • aristath
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    In that case, I’ll have to take a closer look at your site and its configuration…

    Could you please send some user credentials so that I may take a look?

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  • aristath
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    Hello again!

    I just logged-in your site and checked the RSS feed…

    It seems that RSS feeds appear normally and are updated when the user is logged-in, but anonymous users see an older version of your site.

    So… This is definitely a caching issue!

    I then visited your site as an anonymous user pressed right-click and then selected “view source”.

    If you take a look at the source pf your page, plese notice this at the end of it:

    <!– Performance optimized by W3 Total Cache. Learn more:

    Obviously at some point you installed W3 Total cache.

    That’s usually fine, but it was obviously not uninstalled properly.

    There are probably some latent rewrite rules in your site’s .htaccess file, and I would also advise you to take a look at your wp-config.php file and wp-content folders.

    The W3TC plugin adds some stuff in there too, so you’ll have to get rid of all of these things, not just delete the plugin folder.

    I hope that helps!



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