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HW Feed Cleaner


This is a very simple, yet effective plugin that strips away non standard UTF-8 characters from your various RSS and Atom feeds. A typical symptom that you need this plugin is if WordPress is generating non-valid XML for your feeds.


Use standard installation process for a plug-in:

  1. Install HW Feed Cleaner either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Will this plugin alter my data?

It will not alter the data in your database. It simply hides invalid UTF-8 characters that would cause your XML to become invalid during XML generation. Nothing is ever changed in your database.


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