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  • #106059

    giddymoon
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    Hi,

    I’ve just updated my blog and have moved redirected the url from my old blog site to the new one.

    In the Genesis theme settings custom feed section, I added the custom feed and comments link of the old blog. Do I need to also redirect the feeds? The old blog was blog.mywebsite.com, the new blog is mywebsite.com/blog. I want to make sure that when I create a new post that it will go to my readers.

    Can anyone advise me?

    Using Agency 2.0 and Genesis 2.0.2

    Thanks!
    Linda

    http://www.curtisfinancialplanning.com/of-independent-means/
    #106097

    nutsandbolts
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    You’ll need to go into your Feedburner settings and change your original feed URL to the new one. That won’t affect your existing subscribers but will make sure that new ones are subscribed to the correct feed. When I use http://www.curtisfinancialplanning.com/feed/ it redirects to Feedburner the way it should, so it should be a matter of getting Feedburner to see that as the original url instead. Hope that helps!


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #106228

    giddymoon
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    Thanks for your help…

    I’m still a little confused. The feedburner instructions were explicit…

    “You should not change “Original Feed” unless you move your original feed to a new domain or a new location on your existing server. Also, changing “Feed Address” will require you to update your feed subscribers with your new address; the previous feed address will no longer work.”

    I added the original feed url into the custom feed field on the Theme Options page and clicked redirect. Will this do the same thing?

    I appreciate your help!

    #106230

    nutsandbolts
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    This is the important part:

    You should not change “Original Feed” unless you move your original feed to a new domain or a new location on your existing server.

    You did move your original feed to a new location on your existing server, so that’s why it needs to be updated. If you put in the original URL in the Genesis theme settings, people won’t be subscribed through Feedburner.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #106237

    giddymoon
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    Andrea,

    Thanks again! I changed the original feed as you suggested. You did note in your original response that the subscribers to the original feed should not be effected, so I assume I won’t have to notify them that the feed address has changed?

    The only thing that I’m seeing that’s different is that the name of the feed, Of Independent Means, does not display anymore, although I didn’t change it when I changed the feed.

    Linda

    #106376

    nutsandbolts
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    Do you still have a feed title entered in Feedburner? If it’s still not working, you can go to the Publicize tab (I think) and there is an option called Title/Description Burner that you can use to assign a title to the feed manually.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #106383

    giddymoon
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    The same feed title is entered…I’ll investigate the manual option.

    Thanks again!

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