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Guide To Setting Up RSS Feed For WordPress using Feedburner

Written by Maduekwe Finbarr

The RSS feed is a good way to promote your latest content among your readers. When you write your latest news article, your recipients are immediately informed and can read it. In this article, I will show you how to set up an RSS feed for WordPress using FeedBurner.

RSS or Real Simple Syndication, as you know, is a way to bring your latest articles, publications, ideas on the internet to your target audience for 365 days a year. Imagine how much effort you devote and how much time you spend to research and write an article. Does not it make sense to push this content for those who are interested in what you have to say? RSS makes it easy.

Many websites already have their own RSS installation on the go. Take, for example, the article site. When you register to receive the service, the content will be sent to you via the information channel. Essentially, this is what is called an XML file that contains materials such as titles, publications, news, etc. When content is sent in this way through the information channel, it is known as syndication.

You can subscribe to the channel and receive the latest materials from these places without having to do anything else. You can set up multiple channels from different sites, and the beauty is that you do not have to visit each page individually to get content again. I’m sure you’re starting to appreciate the advantages of this.

If you have your own website, you can also send the latest publications to the internet. To do this, you must first set up your own RSS feed.

How To Customize FeedBurner RSS Feed On WordPress

1. Open Google FeedBurner page and sign in using your Gmail account. On the first page, you will see an option to add your blog URL. If it’s a new WordPress blog, create a dummy post (test post) to set up feedBurner.

RSS feed for WordPress using FeedBurner

2. Copy your blog feed URL and paste it as shown in the picture and click on next.

Burn Feed Feedburner For any WordPress blog your default feed would be something like – http://domain.com/feed. Just replace domain.com with an actual domain name.

RSS feed for WordPress using FeedBurner

3. In the next page specify the feed name. Keep it same as your domain name, unless you have a long domain name, you can use the short name for your feeds. If you are creating a micro niche site, you should Prefer using your Keyword in Feed title, it makes your feed reach more target audience.

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4. In the next screen, you will get a confirmation message stating that your feed is ready.

RSS feed for WordPress using FeedBurner

So now you have successfully created a FeedBurner feed for your blog, and all you need to do is install FD FeedBurner or FeedBurner feedsmith plugin, and redirect all WordPress default feeds to Feedburner feed.

These plugins are simple to configure, and once done, it will automatically take care of redirection. Now, you can make many changes in your Feedburner account, that will ensure you make most out of your Email delivery and feeds, examples which are changing your FeedBurner Email delivery time, Email subject title for better CTR, and many other settings which we need to do to optimize your feeds after burning it using Feedburner, all these we will cover in the next upcoming posts.

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Maduekwe Finbarr

Hey Everyone, welcome to your favorite tutorial blog TechsPulse.com

I’m Maduekwe Finbarr. a professional blogger from Anambra, Nigeria. The fountainhead of TechsPulse whose sole passion and aim are to empower people with exclusive tutorials about Starting & managing a blog, WordPress, social media, SEO, and making money online.

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