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FD Feedburner Plugin for WordPress


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Overview

Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to Feedburner.com. It does this seamlessly without the need to modify templates, setup new hidden feeds, modify .htaccess files, or asking users to migrate to a new feed. All existing feeds simply become Feedburner feeds seamlessly and transparently for all users. Just tell the plugin what your Feedburner feed URL is and you’re done.

Requirements

  • WordPress 2.0 or higher.
  • Compatible with all web servers including Apache and IIS.

Installation

To install the plugin:

  • Copy fdfeedburner.php into wp-content/plugins.
  • Activate the plugin from the Plugins tab in WordPress.

Usage

  • First, go to feedburner.com and burn your feed.
  • Then go to the plugin configuration by clicking the Plugins menu and then clicking the Feedburner Plugin sub-menu.
  • Enter the Feedburner feed URL.
  • If the “Append category slug to feedburner URL” option is enabled, category feeds will be redirected to your main feed with the category slug appended. For example, if you’re main feed is “feeds.feedburner.com/myfeed” and your category slug is “music” then the feed for that category will be redirected to “feeds.feedburner.com/myfeed_music”.

Known issues

After you configure your feed, due to caching it probably won’t redirect to Feedburner until you make a new post.

If you put AdSense advertising in your feed then Google will automatically redirect your feed again to feedproxy.google.com. That works seamlessly and transparently with this plugin. However, there are reported issues with feedproxy.google.com that may cause your subscriber counts to be off. Some people mistake this for a problem with the plugin but it is not.

Nothing else that I know of. Let me know if it doesn’t work for you.

License

Copyright (C) 2006 John Watson

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Version history

  • 1.0 Sat Feb 18 2006 Initial release
  • 1.1 Thu Aug 24 2006 Added “append category slug” option
  • 1.2 Tue Nov 14 2006 Fixed comment feed redirecting bug
  • 1.3 Wed Apr 9 2008 Now supports FeedBurner MyBrand service.
  • 1.31 Thu May 1, 2008 Fixed bug allowing non-admins to modify feed URL
  • 1.4 Thu Aug 28, 2008 Fixed incompatibility between FD Feedburner and GigPress, fixed bug with appending category name to feed with default permalink structure, added option to not redirect category/tag feeds