A few days ago I installed the FeedSmith plugin, now under FeedBurner management and its been a help. FeedBurner stats showing an additional 40 readers or so, now edging that bit closer to the 200 mark.
Installation is a breeze
- Upload FeedSmith plugin to your plugin directory
- Activate it in WordPress
- Enter your FeedBurner URL
Using some WordPress plugin magic, and user-agent detection, this plugin simply forwards all your feed traffic to FeedBurner. The plugin will detect all ways to access your feed (e.g. http://www.yoursite.com/feed/ or http://www.yoursite.com/wp-rss2.php, etc.), and redirect them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber. It will forward for your main posts feed, and optionally your main comments feed as well.
And thats it – all blog feeds now redirected back through FeedBurner. The whole process can be done (timed) in under a minute – improve your stats, track them better, make sure overall that you’re tracking all your readers. You can set it up for your comments feed as well if you’re doing that kinda thing…