I am trying to connect my site's RSS feed to Mailchimp, but my feed doesn't pass basic RSS validation (http://testrtc.com/feed).

The reason for that is 3 empty lines at the beginning of the feed, which I am clueless as to where they came from.

I tried disabling all plugins but the result is the same. Assuming the culprit is my theme - where should I go search for it? My theme has no feed*.php files in it.

  • Most likely it is a problem with BOM character. make sure all your files are saved as plain utf-8 or ansi – Mark Kaplun Feb 1 '16 at 14:52
  • No :-( All files are pure ANSI with no BOM character in there at all – Tsahi Levent-Levi Feb 15 '16 at 12:51

Found the culprit.

functions.php had a few extra blank lines after the closing ?>

Once removed - it worked well

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