We’d like to share with you how Search works and why the limitation is set on 30 days.
Basically the reason why we have to limit to 30 days for categories is because searching across a large number of feeds takes a long time to return results right now. This also explains why we can remove this limit when you search directly in a feed rather than a category, as that will return search results a lot faster.
You can still see all the older articles as unread in all your Collections/Categories. If you’ll click on the Gear icon on the top right and uncheck “Unread only” you’ll see all the articles, just marked as read.
Improving our search feature is one of our top priorities for feedly Pro, so we’re trying to up this limit soon. Unfortunately we don’t have an ETA to give you on that.
I also would like to move all my feeds somewhere else because this is unacceptable to me, and I am not willing to discuss it any further. This is the very basics of design and they are getting it all wrong, showing no consideration for their user base. It's hard for me to believe. Not only it's a massive flaw in the software, they don't even let you know!
There is just no technical justification for this. Removing users content without letting them know is poor user experience. I've always thought my unread feeds would stay there for an indefinite amount of time and was relying on Feedly to keep everything there, and I am now finding out that they are getting rid of feeds older than one month. Outrageous!!
This is quite basic stuff, I am surprised it's not been fixed yet, it's been like this for quite a long time...
I am also wondering, what's the point of using a site aggregator/RSS reader if all I can see is a link and a title, and each time I have to click in order to try to understand if the article is of some interest? I know it doesn't depend on the Feedly team, but it's a problem that needs to be addressed. Website should provide at least a summary for their articles, or allow a preview.