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  • Resolved BU810


    Is XML Sitemap totally incompatible with FeedBurner FeedSmith Extend? I just installed XML Sitemap and have Feedsmith also and sitemap.xml just gets redirected to my Feedburner RSS feed.

    Is there a setting to change to make them play nice together? Would an earlier version of XML Sitemap work better? Or can they just not be used together?

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  • Plugin Author RavanH


    Hi BU, it sounds like a total incompatibility.

    The XML Sitemap & Google News Feeds plugin creates (as the name suggests) feeds and FeedBurner FeedSmith Extend seems to hook into and redirect all feed requests irrespectively of their URL or purpose.

    Too bad 🙁

    Have you asked the FeedBurner FeedSmith Extend developer if there is something that can be done to prevent this?


    I have not talked to the Feedburner Feedsmith developer. Might it be better if you got in touch with them so that you two, as the developers, could coordinate how to make these things no longer conflict?

    Plugin Author RavanH


    Well, you could ask the dev to write one extra line to his function ol_feed_redirect() to make it more targeted at rss and atom feeds. Something like:

    function ol_feed_redirect() {
    	global $wp, $feedburner_settings, $feed, $withcomments;
    	// here's the extra line
    	if ( !is_feed() || ( $feed != 'rss2' && $feed != 'rss' && $feed != 'atom' && $feed != 'rdf' && $feed != 'comments-rss2' && $feed != 'comments-rss') ) return;
    	// ... continue with rest of the function ...


    Wouldn’t it be easier if you just directly went to the support forum for that plugin and posted this. Then if they needed to reply or get any help from you they could. Seems to make more sense than having me just go over there and post this exact same thing and then come back again here to let you know what they said and so on.

    Plugin Author RavanH


    Easier maybe, but it’s not my place to tell another dev how to write his/her code. I’m just offering you as a user, a solution 🙂

    Ravan, it’s not my place to tell them how to write their code any more than you. But nobody is going to “tell” anyone. Just make them aware of a conflict that could be solved together and politely ask if they could work it out with you.

    It was only last week that we informed another developer of a clash with their plugin and another. The developer went to the other developer and they quickly found a solution together. I think that’s what you should do here. I think it would already be solved if you did. Maybe they won’t want to use the exact solution you proposed but have another one and you two can talk it out.

    Plugin Author RavanH


    Ravan, it’s not my place to tell them how to write their code any more than you.

    Of course not, but as a user, you can request a feature 😉

    I’ve added the FeedBurner Extend plugin tag to this thread. If the dev is monitoring , he/she should pick it up. Or a quick post on with a link to this thread should be enough…

    By the way, is FeedBurner still alive? I heard Google was shutting it down.


    Great idea. I just posted there directing them over here. See

    I also heard Feedburner might get shut down. But it’s still up as of now.

    I had a similar issue. In my case I had redirected my RSS feed using the options in my theme framework. Have removed the feed redirection to enable my sitemap to display. Funny thing is, the sitemap to feed URL redirection didn’t happen when I first installed the plugin. Anyway, just thought I’d let you know.

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