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Facebook Instant Articles Feed Not Being Crawled

Posted on the 16 September 2016 by Akahgy


After installing in WordPress one of the Facebook Instant Articles plugins, the feed can be seen in browser at but the Facebook publishing tool can’t crawl it.


Of course this can be a due to a series of issues, but the ones I came across are:

  • URLs in the feed have to match the domain and be absolute, including the canonical links in the content
  • Content of should match the one in the regular feed:
  • The feed shouldn’t have internal redirects, which sometimes WordPress creates

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