My Editors’ Pick RSS Feed is giving a 404 error, what should I do?

Last update: 25 June, 2016

First of all, let us be clear that this is usually not due to our plugin, but due to poorly coded themes and/or other plugins.

A 404 error basically means that the RSS feed does not exist for a variety of reasons.

1
Sometimes resetting the permalink structure will quickly solve a 404 error from a recent change to your installation. Go to Admin > Settings > Permalinks and click save without altering anything. ( How to Guide available here.)
2
Check that items exist in order to create the RSS feed. Have you marked posts to be included in the feed?
3
If you still receive a 404, check the rewrite rules (found below) for your setup.

Using Apache

Add the following to your .htaccess file. You can edit this file under SEO > Tools > File Editor or directly on your server.

# Yoast News SEO - Editors' Pick RSS Rewrite Fix
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteBase /
  RewriteRule ^editors-pick.rss$ /index.php?wpseo-news-editors-pick=all [L]
# END Yoast News SEO - Editors' Pick RSS Rewrite Fix
Note: You might have to modify this if you are running WordPress in a subfolder.

Using NGINX

Add this to your NGINX config:

# Yoast News SEO - Editors' Pick RSS Rewrite Fix
  location ~ ([^/]*)editors-pick(.*).rss$ {
    rewrite ^/editors-pick.rss$ /index.php?wpseo-news-editors-pick=all last;
  }
Note: You might have to modify this if you are running WordPress in a subfolder.

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