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Jan 7 2006

Another FeedBurner Plugin Update

A few people were experiencing issues with the update to the FeedBurner plugin for WordPress, so I’ve revamped the way it does the redirection. If you’re experiencing any issues with the v2 plugin, deactivate your current plugin, download the latest version, upload the new file, reactivate the plugin, and walk through the setup procedure again.

I thought now would be a good time to explain what this plugin actually does. Whether you’re using it for WordPress 1.5 or 2.0, the basic concept is the same. It’s all slight of hand using your .htaccess file. First, we create a redirection from a random /feed_XXXXX url to your real site feed. The second step involves redirecting any traffic that would normally go to your feed (any /feed/rss2, /?feed=atom, etc.) to your FeedBurner url. Thats it. No files are created, no directories added… it’s all about redirection. Magic.