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How to Redirect WordPress Feeds to FeedBurner without a Plugin

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Update: We no longer recommend using FeedBurner because it’s a dying product full of bugs. Please read this article to see why you shouldn’t use FeedBurner and find out about the alternatives.

Recently we featured an article that showed a step by step guide to setup FeedBurner in which we shared the plugins you can use to redirect. In this article, we will show you how you can redirect WordPress RSS Feeds to Feedburner without using a plugin (This tip is for intermediate to advanced users).

First open your .htaccess file which is located in your root directory (Hint: same folder where wp-config.php is located). Then paste the following code:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedValidator [NC]
RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$ [R=302,NC,L]

By the way, don’t forget to change the feed URL to your own Feed URL otherwise you will be redirecting users to our Feeds.

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  1. Syed Balkhi says

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  2. jack glendening says

    Extra space in RewriteRule (just before closing parenthesis) needs to be removed, else apache gives Internal Server Error 500

  3. raj says


    I am facing problem to add this

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)? [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)? [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)? [NC]
    RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ – [NC,F,L]

    code in to .htaccess file . when i am adding code the images of website going to missing.
    Also if i try to modify code the speed of website going to down .
    please help .


  4. Aamir Rizwan says

    What will happen to existing subscribers that have subscribed using: ?

  5. Matt says

    I used something similar to this in my .htaccess but after 2 days my feedburner feed stopped updating. To troubleshoot I removed the FB redirects, but my source feed still points to Feedburner, so now I have a recursive loop going. Why do you think it’s still redirecting? DO you think adding the redirect code back to my .htaccess will fix it? It’s almost like my .htaccess isn’t being refreshed.

    Source Feed

    FB –

    Code I used wasn’t in the proper location just under the permalinks rewrites. Also should your proposed code go within the section?

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedValidator [NC]
    RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-]+)?/?$,NC,L%5D

    Thanks for any help you may provide. This is driving me nuts to say the least.

  6. Artem Russakovskii says

    Error 500 here too – apache gives this error: “RewriteRule: bad flag delimiters”

    Solution: put quotes around the first RewriteRule parameter, like so: “^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$”

    I am fairly sure that space after the ] is the problem here that forces the need for quotes.

  7. kolobigi says

    For all those having 500 / internal errors just copy the code below to replace that found in your word press .htaccess (Look for # BEGIN WordPress to # END WordPress and simply replace,yopu don’t have to replace everything in .htaccess)

    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedValidator [NC]
    RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-]+)?/?$ FEEDBURNER ID [R=302,NC,L]
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    Pls change the /YOUR FEEDBURNER ID to your own.

  8. sanchan says

    I already have this in the htaccess file.

    Do I overwrite the existing code or copy paste below?


    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

  9. dbunic says

    Just one question. If I want my comments feed from my blog redirect to the FeedBurner as well as my main feed, do I have to create a new feed?

    Thank you!

  10. Iroko says

    I got internal server error please, how can I correct this?
    this code you gave is to replace everything in the .htaccess file or where in particular?

  11. Konstantin says

    How does that go together with WordPress’ permalinks?

    I always get an error 500 when I try to combine those two scripts:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

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