Tag Archives: Feedburner

Add Author to RSS Feed in WordPress

If you have multiple authors on a WordPress blog you may want to add the Author name to the RSS feed title.

Although the standard RSS feed file in WordPress contains the author if you view the RSS feed you will not be able to see the Author name through standard readers as it is not converted.

A good example is to look at a WordPress feed that uses Google Reader and you will not see the Author listed.

One solution of course is to change the WordPress Feed files, however, if you do this every time you update WordPress your change will get written over. The easier and better solution is to add the small snippet of code below to your WordPress Themes function file.

 

function wp_titlerss($content) {
global $wp_query;
$content = $content." by ".get_the_author();
return $content;
}

add_filter('the_title_rss', 'wp_titlerss');

 

 

Subscriber Stats and updates to Webmaster Tools

Google has added subscriber stats to their Webmaster Tools. This is a nice addition, however I noticed it was only working with internal feeds and not Feedburner. I left a comment and hopefully this problem can be resolved. The system works with any Google product for aggregating feeds.

The updates to the interface are nice and follow most other Google products with a smooth navigational feel.

We’re unrolling some exciting new features in Webmaster Tools.

Source : Subscriber stats and more


10 Quick Steps to a Blog

Here are the first 10 steps I take in setting up a blog. These steps can be accomplished in less than an hour and lead to a succesful launch.

  1. Register Domain
  2. Setup hosting
  3. Install WordPress and change Permalink structure
  4. Install Robots.txt file
  5. Publish a few posts
  6. Setup on Feedburner and place RSS links on page.
  7. Create and upload Sitemap
  8. Submit to Google Webmaster Central
  9. Submit to Yahoo Site Explorer
  10. Install Google Analytics

I will go through each of these steps in individual posts.

The last blog I setup was in the Google Index within 48 hours, and away we go……