So, somewhere between versions 1.5 and 2.0 they decided to handle all of the redirection and permalinks internally rather than leave it to the fully functional .htaccess file to deal with. At roughly the same time they made a permalink out of /wp/feed/ and they also made the real file /wp/wp-rss2.php stop working properlly.
I’m sure it isn’t an intentional break, as they provide the wp-rss2.php file in the latest release. Every call to the real wp-rss2.php file generated a 404 error result in the apache logs, but if pulled up in a browser, the file itself would open. Talk about annoying.
The WordPress Forums were of surprisingly little use initially, and I’ve been looking through them on and off for 3 days, browsing tags like “404” and “rss” and “feed” on the hopes of finding the solution. Finally I found something that, while silly, it does the job for now;
Here’s hoping that Livejournal, Bloglines, etc can follow a redirect…
In other news, I’ve been forced to discontinue using “LivePress” which doesn’t work in the new 2.0 version of WordPress. In its place is another, much nicer looking plugin for posting to my Livejournal.
Update: For anyone who may be interested in crossposting from WordPress to LiveJournal, it can be found at LiveJournal Crossposter