Geek Smithology

January 16, 2006

#@$%&! WordPress Upgrade…

Filed under: Announce,Craft of Dev by Nathan @ 9:14 pm

If you read this blog through certain aggregators (Bloglines being one of them) you will have noticed the feed was down for a while before disappearing altogether (nice!) It’s because I updated to WordPress 2.0 (not worth the hassle, frankly) and certain aggregators (Bloglines being one of them) started getting some 404 action on the feeds.

Unfortunately, I found out a little too late, but c’est la vie, n’est pas? To resubscribe (or subscribe in the first place), please use the new official feed URL:

http://blog.geeksmithology.com/feed

NOTE: For fellow WordPress bloggers who are upgrading to 2.0 and don’t want to turf their existing feeds, I found that you can redirect the old scripts to the new paths using Apache’s Rewrite module. Just add the following lines to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/wp-rss2.php$ http://your.blog.address/feed/rss2 [L]
RewriteRule ^/wp-rss.php$ http://your.blog.address/feed/rss/ [L]
RewriteRule ^/wp-atom.php$ http://your.blog.address/feed/atom [L]

OR, you could just create a Feedburner account, use Steve Smith’s most excellent plugin to redirect your traffic and be done with the whole mess (not to mention get some nice tracking features in the deal)

Apologies to any readers I lost because of this – hopefully you find your way back. To everyone else: the Magical Mystery Tour continues unabated!

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