Redirect Your RSS Feeds To Feedburner Without A Plugin

March 9, 2011 — 1 Comment

As I have spoken before many a time, I am not a big proponent in using plugins for everything you would want in your WordPress install. In this article, I get the privilege to show you how you can direct all of your WordPress RSS Feeds to Feedburner without using a plugin.

The below setup is fairly easy IF you are the admin of your server. If you are on a shared host and don’t have access to your root directory via FTP, it may be harder.

First open your .htaccess file which is located in your root directory. The root directory is where you uploaded your WordPress files to setup your site. Usually wp-config.php is located in this same directory. Don’t forget, depending on the OS you use, your FTP client may hide the .htaccess file. In the same vain, you may need to create one.

Then all you have to do is paste the following code in the file and save it back to your root directory:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner    [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedValidator [NC]
RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$ [R=302,NC,L]

By the way, don’t forget to change the feed URL to your own Feed URL otherwise you will be redirecting users to our Feeds.

It’s that simple. Now you can watch the subscribers slowly flow into one main repository where you watch and keep track of your subscribers in a nice and neat way!

Thanks Feedburner!


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Herb is the lead pastor at Thrive Church. Herb also does freelance web design, 3D architectural modeling, and works as an architectural designer.

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