I'm working on my first WordPress site, so thanks in advance for any help.
I wanna forward my feed traffic to feedburner, but use the default feed URL so I can always take away feedburner without causing people to have to update their feed burners.
So, I put this in my htaccess above the wordpress rules:
RewriteRule ^feed/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/XYZ [NC]
In wordpress 1.5, this worked. In wordpress 2.0, it does not. I noticed WordPress 2.0 has a new way of making rewrite rules, showing only one rule rather then the usual many. I found $use_verbose_rules in classes.php. Setting it to true brought back the old rewrite behavior, and also allowed my feedburner redirects to start working.
So, my question is, is their any reason I shouldn't use the verbose rules? Are they slower, or depreciated, or likely to break? Or was the change to simplify the rules or increase compatability?
Or is there a way I can get the forward to work without using verbose rules?