Skip to main content

Clear, Or Set, The Post Feed Redirect

One of the most mysterious settings, in our blogs, is the ability to redirect references to the blog feed.

Some people use the "Post Feed Redirect" setting improperly. When this is done, the problems created can be easily solved, by clearing the setting.
  1. Go to the dashboard menu Settings - Other - Site feed.
  2. Look at the entry for "Post Feed Redirect URL".
  3. If that option is incorrectly set, click on "Remove".
  4. Click on "Save settings".
  5. You're done.

If you actually need the feed redirected, it's similarly simple to set it.

  1. Go to the dashboard menu Settings - Other - Site feed.
  2. Look at the entry for "Post Feed Redirect URL".
  3. If that option needs to be set, click on "Add".
  4. Paste or type the correct URL, into the box.
  5. Click on "Save settings".
  6. You're done.

The setting, for this blog, for instance, is:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Nitecruzr-Blogging

The dashboard Settings - Other page.



The Post Feed Redirect URL setting, in the "Site feed" section of Settings - Other.



Just understand what the setting does, how to clear, and how to add, the setting - and when you should use it, or not use it.

If FeedBurner is involved, check out an example connecting FeedBurner using the Post Feed Redirect.

Comments

Jenni said…
In what instance would you need this setting? To link your blog to Feedburner and BlogLovin is this setting necessary?
Chuck Croll said…
Jenni,

The Post Feed Redirect is used to change existing feed references, for the blog, to reference a different feed.

Look at this blog, beneath the posts. Do you see

"Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)"?

That link "Post Comments (Atom)" references the native Blogger feed. Since this blog publishes a better feed, using FeedBurner, I use the PFR to make the latter link redirect to the FeedBurner feed. That way, anybody using the link on the blog still gets the FeedBurner feed.

You can, similarly, make the feed reference redirect to a newer feed URL, when you change the published blog URL.

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2008/04/blog-feed-redirect-option-needs-to-be.html

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/04/use-post-feed-redirect-url-when.html

Popular posts from this blog

Custom Domain Migration - Managing The Traffic

Your blog depends upon traffic for its success.

Anything that affects the traffic to your blog, such as any change in the URL, affects the success of your blog. Publishing the blog to a custom domain, like renaming the blog, will affect traffic to your blog. The effects of the change will vary from blog to blog, because of the different traffic to every different blog.Followers. People who find your blog because of recommendations by other people.Search engines. Robotic processes which methodically surf your blog, and provide dynamic indexing to people who search for information.Subscribers. People who read your content from their newsfeed reader, such as the dashboard Reading List.Viewers. People who read your content from their browser.No two blogs are the same - and no two blogs will have the same combinations of traffic sources.

Stats Components Are Significant, In Their Own Context

One popular Stats related accessory, which displays pageview information to the public, is the "Popular Posts" gadget.

Popular Posts identifies from 1 to 10 of the most popular posts in the blog, by comparing Stats pageview counts. Optional parts of the display of each post are a snippet of text, and an ever popular thumbnail photo.

Like many Stats features, blog owners have found imaginative uses for "Popular Posts" - and overlook the limitations of the gadget. Both the dynamic nature of Stats, and the timing of the various pageview count recalculations, create confusion, when Popular Posts is examined.