I have seen a lot of people lately confused about how to edit their FeedBurner feeds after they switch to WordPress or buy their own domain name. It is really a very simple process, but I realize it can be confusing for some who are skittish about techie things. I will also show you how to add your feed to a “subscribe by email” widget on your blog.
The first thing you need to know is that in WordPress, your feed URL is simply your domain name with “/feed” ( http://LastShredsOfSanity.com/feed) at the end of it. In Blogger it is http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default or if you have your own domain name on Blogger it will look like this http://yourblogname.com/feeds/posts/default. The easiest way to find this in either blog platform is to right click on the screen and choose “view page info”. You will then get a pop-up box. In the top of that box will be an RSS icon. Click it. You will then be shown the feed URL for the website you are viewing.
See? Easy. If you know the shortcuts.
On to FeedBurner.
If you have switched from Blogger to WordPress, you will need to change where FeedBurner pulls your feed from. Now that you have your RSS feed URL, this will be simple.
Log into your FeedBurner account. Then click the feed you want to change.
Up at the top you will see “edit feed details”. Click it.
Where it says “original feed”, you will put your RSS feed URL. Where it says “Feed address”, you can name your feed anything you want. I named mine LastShredsOfSanity.com. It’s so original, I know.
Click “Save feed Details”.
Now you can take the name you anointed your feed with and plug just that part that is in the box into whatever email subscription widget you have on your blog. In WordPress, it is usually built into the theme. In Blogger, you would simply get the email feed subscription right off of the FeedBurner site by clicking the “Publicize” tab and following the directions.
You have now successfully changed your blog feed to pull from the correct domain name. Make sure that you also check and activate all of the relevant items you want to utilize.
Category: Tech and Blog Tutorials