Task List after installing WordPress

We have talked a lot about how to install a WordPress blog but once you have finished the installation you still have a few tasks that will help make your blog as good as possible. In any case, this list is what I consider essential to put your blog in tune .

Of course, all of the above are administration tasks, since the first thing you should do in a blog just install it is to start writing and then take a simple routine of maintenance of your blog .

Redirect your RSS to Feedburner • WordPress Help


When I commented the other day how to change the text of the subscribers in Feedburner I forgot a little detail, and is that we had not yet explained how to redirect an RSS feed from our WordPress to Feedburner .

Nothing, to correct the error and in the simplest way possible.

The first thing you have what to do is register at Feedburner the process is simple, and after offering your contact information you can already log into your account. Look at the top of the page to put the web interface of Feedburner in Spanish (" Languages ​​") and thus move more freely through the site.

first thing to do is add your first feed (you can manage several), and for that you just have to enter the current RSS address and accept so you can define a new address of type http://feeds.feedburner.com/nombredetublog .


In case you have not noticed, the current address of the feed is ] tublog.com/feed/ most of the time, if you have doubts you just have to check it in the address bar of your browser in the icon of the rss. This is also valid for blogs hosted on WordPress.com and there will always be tublog.wordpress.com/feed/ .

You have already created your redirect, now what next is to get your readers to subscribe to this RSS instead of the original blog. And this is interesting because in this way, if tomorrow you decide to change the domain of your blog you would only have to go to your Feedburner account and change the original feed your subscribers would still subscribe to your Feedburner feed and you would not notice anything, would continue to receive your tickets without problems.

To get it, in a WordPress in own domain is very simple, you just have to install the plugin Feedsmith to camouflage your blog feeds and redirect them to your Feedburner RSS. Once installed you just have to indicate the address of your newly created Feedburner feed.


Once you have saved you have everything done and your readers will always connect with the rss in Feedburner instead of the original.

Now, in WordPress.com the thing changes because you can not install plugins . However, you can get your readers to subscribe and the day you switch to a full installation on a server do not lose contact with them (this is what I did a while ago with Ciberprensa ). That is, you have to offer the subscription in another way, as visible as possible.

To do this, once the redirection in Feedburner is created, you access the configuration tab called Publicize and in the section [19659008] Chicklet Chooser choose an icon to show your readers. Once chosen you go to the bottom of the same screen and copy the code it offers you.



Then you go to the tab of administration of your blog in Presentation -> Widgets and you place a text widget as Guillermo taught us or we saw in the series of the Administration Panel .

Within the widget you only have to paste the code copied from Feedburner, you put a descriptive name on the widget, which encourages subscribing, and you place it in a well visible place on your blog.



In a blog on WordPress.com the rest of the links to the RSS will be the original, so make sure that the subscription icon is clear. Not only is it useful if you change to your own domain, but also Feedburner offers you statistics and information about your subscribers which you do not have in your blog at wordpress.com (formerly if this type of information existed)

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Now you only have something as simple as to write good material new enough for your visitors decide to subscribe to your blog and not miss any entry.


NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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