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How To Redirect WordPress Default RSS Feeds To Feedburner Without Any Plugin

RSS is one of the web feed formats which is commonly used on Blogs or websites where content are updated regularly like social bookmarking sites. Feeds are a great way to boost your blog popularity and make them reachable to enormous people.

You can use Feedburner or any other service to keep track of your feeds .

Recently, I posted about how you can set up RSS Feed using Google Feedburner. In today’s post, I will provide details on how you can redirect WordPress default RSS Feeds to Feedburner.

Redirect WordPress RSS Feeds to Feedburner without any Plugin

Once you have signed up with a feed service, your aim is to redirect the user to a new feed address. It can  be done by using Feedburner Feedsmith WordPress plugin, however, it is always not very effective.

The best way to redirect your default WordPress feeds is by editing your .htaccess file. Do not forget to take a back up of your .htaccess file before editing it.

Add the following line, and replace the feed address with yours.

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

This is a simple and the most effective method to redirect your default feeds to Feedburner or Feedproxy account.

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