Can't validate RSS for bloglovin

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    Hello

    I’ve just started a blog using the Isca theme and I love it. Since I put my first post up this morning I decided to connect my blog to bloglovin, and bloglovin directed me to a site validator (W3C). However it appears that I cannot validate my RSS feed due to five errors, which I’ve highlighted at the end of this message. Hopefully they are easy fixes as I definitely want people to follow my blog via RSS feed, but I am not an expert either in how RSS works, and especially not in HTML – do I need to try and fix these problems myself or is there some advice/help you can give me so my site can be validated?

    Many thanks in advance!

    Validation Output: 5 Errors

    Line 103, Column 925: Bad value title for attribute name on element meta: Keyword title is not registered.
    …i/favicon.ico” /><meta name=”title” content=”somethinking. on WordPress.com” />
    Syntax of metadata name:
    A metadata name listed in the HTML specification or listed in the WHATWG wiki. You can register metadata names on the WHATWG wiki yourself.

    Line 311, Column 123: Element input is missing required attribute alt.
    …mium/isca/images/(redacted)” width=”14″ height=”14″ class=”searchsubmit” />
    Attributes for element input:
    Global attributes
    accept when type is file
    alt when type is image
    autocomplete when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, password, datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, range, or color
    autofocus
    checked when type is checkbox or radio
    dirname when type is text or search
    disabled
    form
    formaction when type is submit or image
    formenctype when type is submit or image
    formmethod when type is submit or image
    formnovalidate when type is submit or image
    formtarget when type is submit or image
    height when type is image
    list when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, range, or color
    max when type is datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, or range
    maxlength when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, or password
    min when type is datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, or range
    multiple when type is email or file
    name
    pattern when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, or password
    placeholder when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, password, or number
    readonly when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, password, datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, or number
    required when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, password, datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, checkbox, radio, or file
    size when type is text, search, url, tel, e-mail, or password
    src when type is image
    step when type is datetime, date, month, week, time, datetime-local, number, or range
    type
    value when type is not file or image
    width when type is image

    Line 315, Column 63: Bad value generator for attribute rel on element a: The string generator is not a registered keyword or absolute URL.
    …f=”http://wordpress.com/?ref=footer” rel=”generator”>Blog at WordPress.com.
    Syntax of link type valid for and <area>:
    A whitespace-separated list of link types, with no duplicate keywords in the list. Each link type must be listed as allowed on
    and <area> in the HTML specification, or must be listed as allowed on and <area> on the Microformats wiki, or must be an absolute URL. You can register link types on the Microformats wiki yourself.

    Line 469, Column 16: End tag for body seen, but there were unclosed elements.
    </script></body>

    Line 243, Column 35: Unclosed element section.
    <section class=”container hfeed”>

    The blog I need help with is somethinking.net.

    #39647

    binarymoon
    Theme Author

    Hi

    My guess is you’ve added the website url as the rss feed – but you need to use the feed url.

    Try using this instead – http://somethinking.net/feed/

    #39649

    Hi there,
    Thanks very much for getting back to me – you’re right that’s exactly what I did, just came back to post that it was sorted!
    I also have a question or two about editing the CSS – will do so in another post :)

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