Comments The address of the RSS feed after enabling HTTPS for a blog with custom domains

This article documents the change of the RSS Feed Comments associated with the blog, when you change the HTTPS option for a blog with a custom domain.

If your blog has a custom domain, you now have an option to turn on HTTPS to make it more secure.

If you do this, the RSS feed address for your blog comments will change.

This can be gracefully handled by your model. But if you use a service like Feedburner to display recent comments in an HTML gadget, then the gadget will break unless you update it. Well – mine did anyway. Maybe your settings are different.

What was the address of your blog’s RSS comment feed

Articles published by many people, including Google, say that your blog has several RSS feeds, including 2 site comments.

Atom: http://yourCustom.Domain/feeds/comments/default
RSS: http://yourCustom.Domain/feeds/comments/default?alt=rss

(substituting your current custom domain, eg for yourCustom.Domain)

However, after enabling HTTPS, I found that these were simply re-directed to the home page – and this caused any gadget that used the comment feed to fail with a message like “the RSS feed is not more available for viewing”. (I forgot to take a screenshot before I fixed it – and now it’s fixed, I can’t cancel because Feedburner won’t let me save an invalid feed address!)

What is the address of your blog’s RSS feed?

After trying different options, I found that for my custom domain blogs with HTTPS enabled, the correct RSS address for comment feeds is

RSS: https://www.yourCustom.Domain/feeds/comments/default?alt=rss

(Again – replace your current custom domain eg for yourCustom.Domain)

This may also work – I haven’t had to test it properly, so I don’t want to say for sure:
Atom: https://www.yourCustom.Domain/feeds/comments/default

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