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    I had installed a plugin PrimaryFeedburner and setup so that my WP feed was hosted by Feedburner.

    I get a 403 from this URL http: // if I click on the title in Feedly. I converted to Feedly which imported my GoogleReader feeds.

    So I am not totally sure where this 403 comes from but after disabling PrimaryFeedburner and accessing the feed directly from my WP site everything runs smoothly now.

    Here is the error which was logged:

    >>>>>>>>>>> 403 GET or Other Request Error Logged - 22. April 2013 - 08:37 <<<<<<<<<<<
    REMOTE_ADDR: some_ip
    Host Name: some_hostname
    HTTP_REFERER: http: //
    REQUEST_URI: /aprilwetter-an-der-borse/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FeinsteAktien+(Feinste+Aktien)
    HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.64 Safari/537.31

    After deleting the last part with “utm_campaign” I did also NOT get the 403. So I suspect it has something to do on how Feedburner inserts the utm_campaign field.


    Maybe this is of interest to you.

    AITpro Admin

    UPDATE:  A newer method to add this code modification to BPS Custom Code is here:

    The round bracket code characters/parenthesis are what is being blocked.


    You can either modify this BPS security filter in your root .htaccess file and remove the round brackets.

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*(\(|\)|<|>|%3c|%3e).* [NC,OR]
    round bracket code characters removed
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^.*(<|>|%3c|%3e).* [NC,OR]

    Or just not use round brackets in your feeds/urls/etc.


    I “fixed” the problem by moving away from Feedburner. Somehow Feedburner inserts the campaign-part of the feed URI.

    I was just suspecting that more people also have this problem. Never mind, my problem is solved.

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