Blog feedburner setup


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Im having some trouble setting up the feedburner link for my blog. I want to get my blog up and running but am hesitant to do so until things are working properly.

Right now when someone clicks the "Heads or a Tale" link next to the customary RSS icon, it simply sends them back to the blog page rather then the feed link.

Heres a link to it so you can see what i mean: Heads or a Tale However, when you click on the RSS icon it brings up the feed page. Does anyone know how I can make it so that clicking on the "Heads or a Tale" link will also send the user to the feed subscription page? I'd very much appreciate the advice.

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asked Jan 28 '10 at 18:51
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Eric Amzalag
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answered Jan 28 '10 at 19:44
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Thom Pete
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You could use the Wordpress Feed Locations plug-in - my understanding is that it does the substitution for you without you having to edit any pages. I started with this but I am now using the rather good Thesis theme which has this feature built in.

It may be obvious, but once you have got everything up and running, subscribe to your blog by both email and through your blog reader so you can see what everyone sees - sometimes you need to tweak something like fonts for readibility, for example.

answered Jan 29 '10 at 21:14
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Steve Wilkinson
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  • Sounds like a plan. Ill test it out and post my results here. – Eric Amzalag 9 years ago

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Do a text search on your code. Your link that isn't going where you want:

<a class='rsswidget' href='http://www.headsoratale.com' 

title='all things Business, Politics, Philosophy, + More'
>Heads or a Tale</a>
The href should be:

'http://feeds.feedburner.com/HeadsoraTale'

answered Jan 28 '10 at 21:14
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Jeff O
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  • I checked it out. Im using wordpress platform but it is self hosted. for some reason i havent been able to access the html files, only the php, so i havent been able to edit that in... Any idea how i can access the html file? (My knowledge of html is very very basic) – Eric Amzalag 9 years ago
  • I was checking the wordpress support forums for how to access the html of my self hosted blog, and one of the threads said that users cannot access or change the HTML or PHP... http://bit.ly/bag3Ba . do you know if this is true? – Eric Amzalag 9 years ago
  • Sorry, never worked with them. – Jeff O 9 years ago

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The solution was actually pretty simple. I just needed to go to feedburner, get the HTML code for the feed button, and then create a text widget in my side bar to place the HTML in. Now the button works properly, and Heads or a Tale is ready to run.

answered Jan 30 '10 at 04:50
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Eric Amzalag
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