RS FeedBurner – Easy Implementation of FeedBurner, FeedPress, and FeedBlitz RSS Feeds

Description

One of the easiest ways to implement your FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz feed on your WordPress site. It just works.

This plugin redirects all requests for your native WordPress RSS feeds to your FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz feeds so you can track all your subscribers and maximize your blog/site readership and user engagement.

This allows you to implement your favorite third-party RSS feed optimization service without having to touch or modify an .htaccess file.

You can redirect both your main WordPress RSS feed and your comments feed if you like. (Comments feed is optional since not everyone uses it.)

This plugin is a fork of the original FeedBurner Feedsmith plugin by Steve Smith. Since it was discontinued, I picked up where it left off so we all can have an actively updated plugin.

As of version 1.4.6, this plugin also supports FeedPress and FeedBlitz, popular FeedBurner alternatives.

Documentation / Tech Support

Features:

  • Simple to use
  • Fast
  • Compatible

You will need a FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz account to use this plugin.

Important: If you are using a caching plugin, you will need to set it to not cache your feeds. (Cache plugins usually have an “exclude” setting so you can specify which pages won’t be cached.)

More Info / Documentation

For more info and full documentation, visit the RS FeedBurner homepage.

Requirements

  • A FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz account
  • WordPress 3.8 or higher (Recommended: WordPress 4.4 or higher)
  • PHP 5.3 or higher (Recommended: PHP 5.5 or higher)

Installation

Installation Instructions

Option 1: Install the plugin directly through the WordPress Admin Dashboard (Recommended)

  1. Go to Plugins -> Add New.

  2. Type RS FeedBurner into the Search box, and click Search Plugins.

  3. When the results are displayed, click Install Now.

  4. When it says the plugin has successfully installed, click Activate Plugin to activate the plugin (or you can do this on the Plugins page).

Option 2: Install .zip file through WordPress Admin Dashboard

  1. Go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload.

  2. Click Choose File and find rs-feedburner.zip on your computer’s hard drive.

  3. Click Install Now.

  4. Click Activate Plugin to activate the plugin (or you can do this on the Plugins page).

Option 3: Install .zip file through an FTP Client (Recommended for Advanced Users Only)

  1. After downloading, unzip file and use an FTP client to upload the enclosed rs-feedburner directory to your WordPress plugins directory (usually /wp-content/plugins/) on your web server.

  2. Go to your Plugins page in the WordPress Admin Dashboard, and find this plugin in the list.

  3. Click Activate to activate the plugin.

Next Steps After Installation

  1. Go to the options page and enter the URL of your FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz feed, and click Save Settings.

  2. You can optionally enter your comments RSS feed url on FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz if you have one setup.

You are good to go…it’s that easy. After this, just log into your FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz account to view your subscriber data.

Other Notes

Important: If you are using a caching plugin, you will need to set it to not cache your RSS feeds. (Cache plugins usually have an “exclude” setting so you can specify which pages won’t be cached.)

This plugin has not been designed specifically for use with Multisite. It can be used in Multisite if activated per site, but should not be Network Activated. As with any plugin, test and make sure it works with your particular setup before using on a production site.

More Info / Documentation

For more info and full documentation, visit the RS FeedBurner homepage.

FAQ

What options do I need to fill in?

After you sign up for a FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz account, just fill in your new FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz feed address, and click Save Settings. That’s all! After that it will work.

Optional: If you have a FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz feed setup for your comments, you can enter that as well, and your comment RSS feed will automatically be redirected too.

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Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“RS FeedBurner – Easy Implementation of FeedBurner, FeedPress, and FeedBlitz RSS Feeds” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.5.3

released 05/01/16

  • Made various code improvements.

1.5.2

released 09/12/15

  • Added some features to prevent certain RSS feed issues.
  • Added appropriate ping URLs for FeedBurner and FeedPress to the “Update Services” setting under WordPress Settings -> Writing.
  • Added some troubleshooting steps to the plugin settings page.

1.5.1

released 09/09/15

  • Fixed a bug that some sites were experiencing after upgrading to WordPress 4.3.
  • Made various code improvements.

1.5

released 07/15/15

  • Made various code improvements, tweaks, and minor fixes.

1.4.9

released 06/21/15

  • Made various minor code improvements.

1.4.8

released 04/23/15

  • Increased minimum required WordPress version to 3.8.
  • Added an .htaccess file to the rs-feedburner directory to control browser access to certain files.
  • Made various minor code improvements.

1.4.7

released 04/11/15

  • Added a fix to prevent network activation when used in multisite, and added network admin notice to explain. The plugin can be used in multisite just fine, but will need to be activated individually per site for now. Once we can get time to adapt the plugin to multisite more specifically, we can remove this restriction.

1.4.6

released 03/21/15

  • Added support for FeedPress and FeedBlitz, FeedBurner alternatives.
  • Made various code improvements.

1.4.5

released 03/06/15

  • Fixed a minor bug.
  • Made various minor code improvements.

1.4.4

released 03/02/15

  • Fixed a minor bug.
  • Made various minor code improvements.

1.4.3

released 02/21/15

  • Added an uninstall function that completely uninstalls the plugin and removes all options, data, and traces of its existence when it is deleted through the dashboard.
  • Added validation check for RSS feed URLs on the settings page and in the redirect, to make sure user enters a valid URL for their FeedBurner feed(s).
  • Made various minor code improvements.

1.4.2

released 01/29/15

  • Fixed a bug.
  • Made various minor code improvements.

1.4

released 01/19/15

  • Increased minimum required WordPress version to 3.7.
  • Updated .pot file.
  • Added recommended partners and donate link on settings page.

1.3

released 12/18/14

  • Prepared the plugin for internationalization and localization, and created .pot file for translation.
  • Increased minimum required WordPress version to 3.6.

1.2

released 09/13/14

  • Made various minor code improvements.
  • Slight performance improvement when used with other RS plugins.
  • Increased minimum required WordPress version to 3.2.

1.1

released 07/11/14

  • Added additional security checks.
  • Added a “Settings” link in the plugin action links on the Plugins page. (Next to “Activate”/”Deactivate”.)
  • Slight performance improvement.
  • Fixed a couple bugs.
  • Cleaned up some code.

1.0.0.4

released 04/28/14

  • Fixed a bug that caused an error message on certain server configurations.

1.0.0.3

released 04/13/14

  • Added additional security checks.

1.0.0.2

released 04/04/14

  • Minor code improvements.

1.0

released 03/09/14

  • Initial release.

This plugin is a fork of the original FeedBurner Feedsmith plugin by Steve Smith. Since it was discontinued, I picked up where it left off so we all can have an actively updated plugin.