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Feedburner.com - do I still need the Feedsmith plug-in? (9 posts)

  1. arpee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I was wondering if I still need to install the Feedburner Feedsmith plug-in if I have already added my blog's URL to the feedburner.com account?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Long story short: yes.

    You want to make sure people after your theme are grabbing from feedburner. There's an updated version of that plugin:
    http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py?answer=78483&topic=13252

  3. arpee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks, HandySolo. I need clarification on your response.

    - What does "people AFTER your theme" mean?
    - If I already have my blog burned through the feedburner.com page, what can the Feedsmith add to it? (I have read that link before but it is still not clear what additional value the Feedsmith has when I have "enrolled" my blog's URL already.)

    Also, as an additional question, I read a lot of people stating the use of pingomatic (and similar ping services). If I already activated the automatic ping services (pingomatic, technorati, bloglines, syndic8, etc) in feedburner.com, do I need to separately and manually go to pingomatic to ping them of my new content?

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    - What does "people AFTER your theme" mean?

    It means I should proofread my responses better. Change to "people retrieving your feed."

    Two pieces to this puzzle. Feedburner supplies your feed to folks. You have that part already figured out.

    When you're at a blog, see those RSS or feed links -- including the ones from the address bar in modern browsers? By default, those will refer to the feed from your blog's URL. You don't want that though. You want people subscribing to your feed's feedburner address.

    The plugin does that for you.

  5. arpee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you then suggesting that I should NOT add these codes (to my blog) from feedburner.com:
    - email subscription link/form
    - other chicklets/feedburner's publicity tools
    How then will people subscribe?

    BTW, I have now activated the Feedsmith on top of the feedburner.com (using the same feed address) - would that create any conflict? Do I continue to use the feedburner.com dashboards to see my blog's stats?

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you then suggesting that I should NOT add these codes (to my blog) from feedburner.com

    Nope. I'm not suggesting that at all.

  7. William Bowles
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I know this thread is old but it seems as good a place as any to ask this question:

    I had the Feedburner feed hooked up via Feedburner and it worked just fine.

    Then I installed the plugin and since then, Feedburner only delivers one post, the latest.

    Could it be connected?

    Bill

    Oh, I'm running 2.6.2

  8. moeloe
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I need help with FeedSmith.

    I had to download and install this from the link provided above, since I hadn't found it within the first 20 pages of the plugin directory (and wasn't going to scroll through all 200 pages).

    I downloaded it to my desktop, then uploaded it to WordPress, then installed and activated it. All seemed to be going fine until I activated it. At that point I started getting the following messages at the top of the WP Dashboard - above the thick blue top menu line...

    Warning: include_once(/home/moeloe/maureenmower.com/wp-content/plugins/__MACOSX/) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: Success in /home/moeloe/maureenmower.com/wp-settings.php on line 473

    Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/moeloe/maureenmower.com/wp-content/plugins/__MACOSX/' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/moeloe/maureenmower.com/wp-settings.php on line 473

    I figured there was a problem with the plug in, so I tried deactivating it. The same message stayed in the same place. Then I tried deleting the deactivated plug-in - but still no change.

    Now I'm stuck. I don't know what the messages mean, or how to get them off the top of my dashboard when even deleting the plug in wouldn't do that.

    HELP!!

  9. moeloe
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Man, it's worse than I thought. The same set of messages is now appearing at the top of my website as well.

    How can I get rid of this?

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