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Move MT RSS Feed to WP RSS Feed (5 posts)

  1. ginakra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all, I just migrated from MT to WP, and I am having a lot of trouble getting the feed link replaced. I'd rather not have to tell my subscribers to resubscribe, I'd like the WP feed picked up automatically. I've tried various things I found here on the forum and did some searching online but nothing I have tried seems to work for me. I could use some assistance.

    My MT feeds were previously:
    ------------------------------
    http://www.site.com/index.rdf
    http://www.site.com/index.xml
    ------------------------------

    At least that's what comes up in the feed reader when I try to subscribe.

    This is my current .htaccess file
    ---------------------------------
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END WordPress

    -----------------------------------

    How do I let the feedreaders know where my WordPress feeds are, and allow my users to begin using those automatically? Please let me know if there is any other info you need in order to help.

    Thanks so much for your help in advance!
    Gina

  2. citeewurkor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    try this before the wordpress stuff:
    Redirect http://www.site.com/index.rdf http://www.site.com/yourwordpressfeedhere

    If you've got Cpanel, they've got an easy redirect feature that would be easier.

    EDIT: It's kind of hard to read that up there. There is one space between each URL.

  3. ginakra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for replying citeewurkor, how long before I will know if this works? I use bloglines to read feeds, and it hasn't shown any of my newer posts yet.

    Also, when I try to subscribe again, the links shown for feeds are two links to the old urls, and one to http://www.site.com/feed, which is what I wrote in the htaccess file. This seems to be a problem, because other wordpress blogs that I subscribe to usually have a few choices such as atom feeds and rss2 feeds, some have comment feeds, etc. Does the feeder pick that up, or do I need to tell it about these feeds?

  4. ginakra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh yes, I forgot that wordpress is installed in:

    root/wordpress

    and I followed the directions to move the front page, index.php to the root folder. So all the feeds are in the wordpress folder, not in my server's root directory.

    So my current htaccess file looks like this (with the first two lines as you told me to put it in, all on one line):

    `Redirect http://www.site.com/index.rdf http://www.site.com/feed

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress'

  5. citeewurkor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If your wp install is in /wordpress, then you'll have to reflect that in your htaccess:
    Redirect http://www.site.com/index.rdf http://www.site.com/wordpres/yourwordpressfeedhere

    It should work immediately. Just browse to http://www.site.com/index.rdf and if everything went well you will be redirected to http://www.site.com/wordpress/yourfeed.

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