I'm trying to load the following RSS feed in a Joomla! Feeds module:


However, I get the following error:

cURL error 22: The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden

I don't understand because I can successfully visit the feed, so I don't expect to see a 403 error. I also don't expect an RSS feed to be forbidden or else that defeats the point.

Does anyone know what else this error could mean?

  • Show us exactly how you are fetching it. My Google searchings indicate that there may be interference due to proxy or a corporate network. We may need to know more about your environment. – mickmackusa Nov 22 '19 at 22:03
  • Hmm, now that's an interesting thought, I'll try it on a different website. – Eoin Nov 22 '19 at 22:47
  • Please answer the question you are right. – Eoin Nov 22 '19 at 22:50
  • How do I troubleshoot it? I can't move the module to a new server, so I'll need to fix the environment somehow. What should I be Googling. – Eoin Nov 22 '19 at 22:52
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    Truth is, I don't know what I'm talking about. I've never used that module, never experienced the issue, don't know how to diagnose or fix the environment. I Googled your error code and drifted from SE site to SE site gathering the gist of the advice. I am just suggesting ways to continue researching; I have no business posting an answer on this one. Good luck. Perhaps you or another volunteer will be able to run with my hint. – mickmackusa Nov 23 '19 at 0:35

This error was caused by the AutoTweet NG Light RSS module.

As I could see the RSS feed in my browser I was reasonably sure the 403 forbidden error was a red herring.

I tested this by trying Joomla! Core Mod_feed (feed display), this worked. I can only assume some sort of server configuration error due to cURL but I do not control the server so this is hard for me to test.

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