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Transferring RSS Feed

  • Can anyone tell me if I can use the same feed address that I had with my old host? What’s the best way to switch to WP without losing subscribers? Thanks in advance.

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Did you change domains as well as switch hosting services? If you kept the same domain and RSS address, nothing will change after DNS rolls over. If you changed domains, you need hosting for the old domain in order to redirect to your new domain.

    The domain name will be the same. I will point the DNS server at the registrar to the new server. (The old server was a hosted blog platform – SquareSpace but I used my own domain.) Do I need to tell WP somewhere what the feed is? I’m just confused. Thanks so much for your help.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    WP automatically puts a feed up, in the header as a link for search engines to auto-discover, and almost every theme out there has a visible RSS link, too. http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds. If your old feed was a different URL (but with the same domain), you can redirect old to new URL in .htaccess.

    thank you. any suggestions on directions for dealing with .htaccess for a newbie?

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Docs on .htaccess: Using Permalinks « WordPress Codex and WordPress Feeds « WordPress Codex

    The redirect you want to put in is in this format:

    Redirect 301 /oldfeed http://mydomain.com/feed/

    Only works on exactly the same domain. Put that line above the WP permalink rewrite block.

    excellent – thanks so much.

    I have the same problem, I had my blog in http://www.igmosi.com/blog and now I am moving to http://www.igmosi.com. I would like to keep my subscriptions, so I guess I have to redirect the feed adress.

    should i add this in .htaccess??

    Redirect 301 /oldfeed http://www.igmosi.com/feed/


    I also have a question about this. And please talk to me like a layman, because I am! I have no idea what “.htaccess” means.

    I do a monthly podcast. My old site (www.manleywoman.com) is an iWeb site, so I just record the podcast in GarageBand, send it to iWeb and then send it to iTunes. Very easy, but limited. Now I want to switch to WordPress, but not mess up the three years worth of episodes that are already on iTunes.
    How do I:
    1) get all the past episodes onto the new site so people can listen to the podcast right there on the site?
    2) Get the RSS feed to link to iTunes properly and not mess up old episodes?

    FYI, I’m keeping the same domain name but switching to a new hosting service.

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