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. http://www.archshrk.com/feed/ or http://www.archshrk.com/wp-rss2.php, 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.