How to Set Up RSS Feed For WordPress using Feedburner

One of the most essential and free things which I suggest to every blogger is set up Feedburner after creating your WordPress blog or BlogSpot blog. It’s very easy to burn your feed using Feedburner and it offers some great Email newsletter features like Free Email subscription, Email delivery time, Email subject title and so on.

Setup RSS Feed for WordPress Blog

As a free option, Feedburner is the best but I miss many features when I compare to other paid and cheap options available in the market. Here is a post in which I tried to find out changes, which might make Feedburner best free Email service in Future.

Feedburner is one must have free service for Bloggers to set up RSS feed and track the performance. Feedburner is owner by Google, and you can also use Adsense for feeds to monetize feedburner feeds. Along with this, you can use Feedburner Email subscriptions service to send free Email newsletter to your subscribers and there is no limit to number of subscribers using Feedburner.

When ever you staring a new Blog, make sure your burn the feed very first day. From SEO perspective, it’s a good idea to use Keyword or Brand name in your Feed name. This will make it easier to spot among various other feeds. In this post I’m not going into detail advantages of using Feed-burner, but using this free service from Google, you will be adding more features and functionality to your feeds.

Guide to Set up Feedburner RSS feed:

This is a guide for those Blogspot or WordPress bloggers who are still using the default feed provided by blog platform. By burning your feed via feedburner you are providing more option for branding and controlling and tracking your feed and email subscriber.

1. Open Google Feed burner page and login using your Gmail or Google apps 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 setup feed burner.

burn RSS feed

2. Copy your Blog Feed URL and after logging into Google Feed burner account, paste your Blog feed as shown into picture and click on next.

Burn Feed Feedburner

For any WordPress blog your default feed would be something like : .Replace with actual domain name.

3. In the next page specify the feed name. Keep it same as your domain name. In case if you have a long domain name, you can use the short name for your feeds. Ex:   SML ( Shoutmeloud). If you are creating a micro niche site, you should Prefer using your Keyword in Feed title, it’s make your feed reach to more target audience.

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

So now you have successfully created a fedburner feed for your blog. Now, all you need to do is install feedburner feedsmith plugin or FD feedburner 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 Email delivery, and feeds. Here are some articles, that will help you to get started:

There are many other settings which we need to do to optimize your feeds after burning it using Feedburner, which we will cover in the next upcoming posts.

Do let us know if you faced any problem while setting up your RSS feed?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 8 )

  1. Ankur Agrawal says

    Hello sir!! I have installed and activated the above plugin. Now I want to know in my wordpress dashboard under setting>feedburner there are two blanks in “Redirect my feeds here” and Redirect my comments feed here” . What to do in those blanks?? please help. Thank you…

  2. Ralph kobby says

    I tired creating afeed account for my url this was the message i had

    “Received HTTP error code 400 while fetching source feed” what could be the problem

  3. teckop says

    i want to know that if any one subscribe then our an every post will be sent to their email inbox?
    and i want to know how to share all my old and new posts to facebook and twitter please…
    review my site and share your opinion please thank you

  4. says

    Thank you for this post. However, i think their are some problems with feed-burner as i’ve seen quite a few people complain about people not being to sign up to their email even when they have email subscription on. Well, i guess it comes with using freebies.

  5. aditya says

    when i did as you had stated above,it shows an error”The URL does not appear to reference a valid XML file. We encountered the following problem: Error on line 8: The element type “link” must be terminated by the matching end-tag “”.
    We could not find a valid feed at that address. Here are some possible reasons this might have happened:”
    what’s the fault???plz help..

  6. Tracy R says

    I have done all of the steps, I have gone to feedburner and it won’t let me burn a feed (I have put in my blog site, etc all diff. variations), comes up error 404, can’t find site. any ideas?
    Thank you.

  7. Michael Aulia says

    With their latest update on including your blog post’s subject into the email subject, there’s no reason not to use Google’s Feedburner service now :)