How to Redirect WordPress RSS Feeds To FeedBurner Without Using Any Plugin

RSS Feeds are one of an essential part of the site. However if you are looking a way to direct your WordPress default RSS feeds to FeedBurner without any plugin then you need to read the article further to find your solution.

RSS is one of the web sustain positions that is used on blogs or sites where elements are regularly upgraded like social bookmarking locales. RSS feeds are an extremely incredible approach to help your web journal ubiquity and make them obtainable to tremendous individuals.

Recently, I have featured an article which showed How to Setup FeedBurner on WordPress in which I have shared the plugins that you can use to redirect your WordPress default RSS feeds.

It is essential to keep track of your feeds as they are a critical part of your blog and the success of your overall site depends on them. So by following the article mentioned above, you can easily maintain and look after the RSS feeds using FeedBurner service.

However, you might be thinking that how you can redirect your WordPress default, RSS feeds by only using FeedBurner. Well, if you are seeking out for this then in this article, I will show you how you can redirect WordPress default RSS Feeds to FeedBurner without any help of a plugin.

Fear not, this solution is very simple, easy and quick to perform. Below is a clear and concise solution of what you have to do. So let’s get started!

Redirect WordPress RSS Feeds to Feedburner Using .htaccess

How to Redirect WordPress RSS Feeds To FeedBurner Without Using Any Plugin

Having signed up with the feed service, your aim is to redirect the individuals to the latest news feed address because the audience are the most interested in the hottest news and the presence of hottest news provides a better impact of the blog.

You can do this by using FeedBurner FeedSmith WordPress Plugin, but this plugin may not be often effective, and you may not get the desired results.

The best way to redirect your default WordPress RSS feeds is by editing your .htaccess file. But make sure that you create a backup of your .htaccess file before your edit that file.

Typically there are two way to edit this file let see them one-by-one:

#Way 1: Redirect default WordPress RSS feeds to FeedBurner

Step #1. Create back up of .htaccess file. You can find this file located in the root of your web server.

Step #2. Open the .htaccess file and include the following code:

#temp redirect all wordpress feeds to feedburner
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/?(feed.*|commnets.*) [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !^.*(FeedBurner | FeedValidator) [NC]
RewriteRule ^feed/?.*$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/bforbloggingcom [L,NC,R=302]
RewriteRule ^comments/?.*$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/bforbloggingcomcomments [L,NC,R=302]

Step #3. Save the .htaccess file and this is it, you are done. After doing this your WordPress default RSS feed has been redirect to your FeedBurner feed.

This is an easy and simple yet effective technique to redirect your feeds to FeedBurner.

Note: Do not forget to modify the feed URL http://feeds.feedburner.com/bforblogging to your own RSS feed’s URL, and the same for the comments feed, otherwise you will be redirecting users to our Feeds.

#Way 2: Redirect default WordPress RSS feeds to FeedBurner Without Any Plugin

This is the older technique of doing this. If the first way doesn’t work for few reasons or another, then try using this one instead.

Step #1. As usual create a backup of the .htaccess file first.

Step #2. Now, open the .htaccess file and include the following code:

# temp redirect wordpress content feeds to feedburner
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedValidator [NC]
RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-]+)?/?$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/bforblogging [R=302,NC,L]

# temp redirect wordpress comment feeds to feedburner
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedValidator [NC]
RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-]+)?/?$ http:// feeds.feedburner.com/bforblogging [R=302,NC,L]

Step #3. Save the .htaccess file and this is it. Your WordPress default RSS feed has been redirected to your FeedBurner feed.

Conclusion

The plugins which are offered by WordPress are no doubt an incredibly excellent way to optimize the functionality and make WordPress better and more efficient. One downside of the plugins is that they slow down the site and minimize the entire performance of the site.

You can always bypass the use of a plugin by utilizing the codes. The techniques which I have described above have no any down sides and offer the same function without hindering the performance of the site.

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