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Feedburner: changing domain and platform (4 posts)

  1. penguinelk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all! I am in the process of moving my blog from blogger to wordpress. I am having a bit of a feedburner issue and the feedburner forums leave a bit to be desired.

    In August, I bought my domain and dropped the ".blogspot" from my url. Now I am just moving to self hosted on wordpress. I saw that my feedburner original feed still had the blogspot though it has been working fine.

    My question - how can I change my original feed so there will be no problems when I make the switch? I have nearly 150 subscribers and don't want to lose them in transition. Here's the text from my feedburner forum query:

    I purchased my own domain name through blogger this summer
    (rediscoveringdomesticity.com) to drop the .blogspot. I did nothing
    in feedburner and everything kept working fine. Well, I am switching
    to self hosted wordpress. My original feed still has my .blogspot
    address in it. I tried to change it to remove the .blogspot but I get
    an error message stating that there is no xml file. I tried pinging
    and got this message: Your Ping resulted in an Error "We were unable
    to process your ping. You must ping with a URL that exactly matches
    the channel link (RSS) or alternate link (Atom) in your top level feed
    element pointing back to your website (e.g http://myblog.blogspot.com/),
    or use your feed URL (e.g. http://feeds.feedburner.com/myuri)."
    If I leave the .blogspot, will my feed stay intact after I leave
    blogger?

    Thanks so much!

  2. When your new feed exists on your wordpress site - http://yoursite.com/feed - you can point feed burner to it. That'll switch over seemlessly. I don't know what the deal is with blogspot, but once you're off their servers, your feed will go away, so you do need to move it :)

  3. penguinelk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    so, in theory, I should be able to have the feedburner feed address read like: http://rediscoveringdomesticity.com/feed right now since I own the domain and just publish/host through blogger? When I change it to not have the blogspot, it stops working. I have tried to change it on blogger's end as well.

    I'm a little dense when it comes to these things so I want to make sure I completely understand before I move things.

    Thanks for your help!

  4. Not while you're still redirecting to blogger.

    Once you STOP that, and your domain becomes the home for your wordpress install, THEN you can use the feed URL and THEN you can change FeedBurner.

    Downtime would be MAYBE a couple hours :)

    You can't have both, though. Either you redirect to blogger and use theirs, or you self host and use that. But both don't work, because there's no new feed to point to yet.

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