Blog RSS title feed in igoogle

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I am having problems with the RSS feed display from my blog. When the feed appears on igoogle, it's name is taken from the name in my site manager. Obviously this has to follow file-naming guidelines, so next to elegant BBC RSS feeds I have something like 'my-blog'. I can't seem to change this setting so that the title displays correctly.
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Hi Angela,

This is a known bug that we have on our side, however I'd just like to make sure that it's the same bug. Would you be able to post your site URL so that we can take a look?
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Hi
The url of my blog is http://www.angelaspencer.biz/angelasb...
Many thanks
Angela
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Hi Angela,

The name that appears in the Reader would be the name of the page (the bug I'm referring to is one where the word "index" appears if the blog page is your index page).

This is what I see:


Are you seeing something different on your side? Could you post a screenshot?
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Hi
I am looking at it in igoogle, I will add a screenshot. The circled items are my yola news feeds.
Best,
Angela
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I have this issue as well. I can't find a way to change the feed title of my blog. My Yola site is http://willconley.com. My blog is located at http://willconley.com/blog.php. My blog feed title is therefore just "blog," and my blog feed description is also just "blog." Is there any way to change this? - Will
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Hello willconley,

I wonder if you change the name of your blog page if this might make a difference? You can go to Page > Page Manager. Then beside the blog page, click on "Rename" and give your blog a new name.

If you have any links to going this page, you will need to update this with the new blog page URL.
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Sanja, thanks for getting back to me and taking a whack at this problem, I really appreciate it.

I had thought of the solution you offered too, but it's not the right workaround, for three reasons.

Firstly, if one changes the title in that manner, it would have to contain only one string of characters. Changing the title in the manner you described would prevent me from using spaces, as in "Will Conley's Blog."

Secondly, the workaround still does not address the feed description.

Thirdly, as you pointed out, the URL of the blog page would have to change too, and that can be disastrous if the blog has already been linked to by other websites.

I think the issue is with the RSS feed's and tags.

Good news, though.

Since posting this question, I did manage to solve it by running the feed through Feedburner, which is a good third-party solution. Here is the feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/willconle...

If anyone else uses the Feedburner solution, just make sure they know the feed title and description might not show up in feed readers for at least a few minutes, if not an hour or so.

I hope this helps someone!

And thanks again, Sanja! Pass along my kudos to Yola for a good product.
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Hello willconley,

I'm glad that you were able to find a workaround. Thank you for sharing this tip!
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My pleasure, Sanja. I forgot to mention that when using Feedburner to change the title and description of a feed, the user must click "Optimize" from the main feed settings menu in Feedburner, and then select "Title/Description Burner" from the menu column on the left side of the main window. From there they can enter a new title and description for the feed.