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Jay Brewer's picture

There's an easy way to...

There's an easy way to direct all the traffic from your old feeds to the new - you can use a .htaccess file and also rework the header information in your pages to make sure no one gets the old feed.

Here you go:

Header for All 43 Folder Pages:

Note: put the< in front of the
link rel="alternate" type="application/rdf+xml" title="RSS" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/43Folders" /> link rel="service.feed" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/43Folders" />

Info for .htaccess file

  1. Make a text file
  2. Edit the below and put it in there.
  3. Save.
  4. Set permissions to 644
  5. Test by trying to go to the old file - you should be redirected to feedburner's

Contents of file:

RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^rss.xml$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/43Folders [R] RewriteRule ^atom.xml$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/43Folders [R] RewriteRule ^index.rdf$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/43Folders [R] RewriteRule ^index.xml$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/43Folders [R]

You'll need to double check what you originally called the old RSS and ATOM files - but this is the general setup.




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