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May 4, 2007

Feedburner takes over WordPress feedburner

Feedburner has taken over Steve Smiths WordPress plugin for feedburner and renamed it FeedSmith. If this sounds very confusing – good. I meant it that way. Basically, Steve wrote a plugin that would let feedburner manage your website’s RSS feeds. Feedburner has officially adopted this plugin as their own and renamed it “FeedSmith”. Either way, it’s a good plugin and can help manage your feeds and track them too. Feedburner can show you how many subscribers you have and offers other tools to improve your site’s visibility and reach.

Using some WordPress plugin magic, and user-agent detection, this plugin simply forwards all your feed traffic to FeedBurner. The plugin will detect all the ways to access your feed (e.g. or, etc.), and redirect them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber. It will forward for your main posts feed, and optionally your main comments feed as well.

If you’re not familiar with feeds or feedburner, now’s a good time to learn. Head on over and learn more or just ask me here.

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  • At 1:10 am on May 5, 2007, pat commented:

    OK I’m first – Yay! I am – how you say – technically challenged and at my age I think it’s permanent. I think maybe feed burner is something like site meter that I use. One valuable lesson I have learned is – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Hope you have a good sleep! And my this print is small!

  • At 7:20 am on May 5, 2007, craziequeen commented:

    I am a total technophobe, so I had a little stroll down your blog and lo and behold! I saw your good news about the baby!!

    Congratulations! :-)

    Michele sent me to share your wonderful news…..


  • At 7:59 am on May 5, 2007, prego commented:

    With all due respect, I have as much use for that as I do for an ashtray… Unless it makes my illustration website pop up in search engines. any suggestions?

    your pal

  • At 4:01 pm on May 5, 2007, Cissy Strutt commented:

    I came over from The Cow via your comment (looking for Grand Canyon pictures, if i must be honest). Technostuff made my mind go blnggg, so I trawled further down, and … Lo! I am now the proud owner of 5 Banana Bunkers. Thanks, Archshrk.

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