If you are running a CubeCart V5 store that has recently been upgraded from a V4 store then you may notice a large number of PHP warning messages in your error_log file similar to these two shown below :
[28-Jan-2014 16:09:35 UTC] PHP Warning: SimpleXMLElement::__construct() [simplexmlelement.--construct.php]: ^ in /home/xxxxxxxx/public_html/V5/admin/sources/dashboard.index.inc.php on line 227
[28-Jan-2014 16:09:35 UTC] PHP Warning: String could not be parsed as XML in /home/xxxxxxxx/public_html/V5/admin/sources/dashboard.index.inc.php on line 243
These are caused by the default RSS url that was used in V4 stores, no longer being valid. The value of
http://www.cubecart.com/site/forums/index.php?act=rssout&id=1 which is set in the Admin General Settings screen as below in V4 sites
needs to be changed to
http://forums.cubecart.com/rss/forums/1-cubecart-news-announcements/ on the Layout tab in the Store Settings in V5 stores, as shown below, if you wish to still see the default CubeCart news announcements. Of course it is possible to enter any other valid RSS url if you wish.