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    Adding Feedburner to Wordpress

    I created my feedburner account, but I'm unsure of where to go from here Is there a plugin or something to link to feedburner? I just want to make sure I do it the right way since I'm not to sure how I would test all the functionality of the feed.

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    well, first of all, Feed burner it self shows you ways to get connected to your blog or site. Go through its options carefully you will get it.

    Also the famous blog providers like blogger and word press have an option to embed the feed burner id into it. So you might want to check that too.

    For using it on Blogger, below are some steps:

    Step 1: Create a feedburner account and type your blog feed address ( Next choose the Feedburner Feed Address and click Activate Feed.

    Step 2: Congrats, your Feedburner Blogger Feed is now ready. Now we will replace the Blogger feed with Feedburner by modifying the autodiscovery HTML tags in your Blogger site template. Don't be frightened of the jargon - it's a very simple process.

    Step 3: Search for the <$BlogMetaData$> Template tag in your template. It is responsible for adding all the meta information related to XML feeds in your blog. We will replace it with Feedburner.

    Step 4: While you edit the blog template, make a note of the Blog ID available in the browser address bar, here the blog id is 12345

    Step 5: Delete the BlogMetaData tag and replace it with the following text carefully. Substitute "Blog Title" with the actual Blog name, yyyy with the number your noted in Step 4, xxxx with your feedburner address.

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="true" />
    <meta name="generator" content="Blogger" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Blog Title" href="" />
    <link rel="" type="application/atom+xml" title="Blog Title" href="" />
    <link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="" />
    <style type="text/css">
    @import url("");

    Step 6: Do a preview. If you have the latest version of Google Toolbar or use Firefox, you will see the RSS icon activated. Click it to test the location of your feed. If everythings works as expected, click "Save Template changes" and republish your blog.

    The above steps are for blogs hosted on the Blogger blogspot domain. If you are on Wordpress, MovableType or a different blog platform, you may want to consult the corresponding MetaData tags for replacing the blog RSS feed with Feedburner.

    Similarly for wordpress, just go into settings of your wordpress control panel and you will find the option.

    let us know incase you have doubts.


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