[thelist] FW: Help with RSS - Changing Blog Platform

Gina Anderson gina at sitediva.com
Mon Jan 15 16:41:03 CST 2007

Hi all,

I am trying to change a blogging platform from Movable Type to Wordpress and
I am having problems getting the feed readers to pick up the new entries on
the new wordpress blog. What I want to do is seamlessly move current
subscribers to the "old blog" to pick up the "new blog's" feed url, without
having them change anything in their feed readers. In other words, I want
all the feeders currently reading MT's RSS to read the new WP RSS instead,
automagically. I did something in htaccess, but it doesn't seem to be
working. First, if there is a better way to do this than what I have tried
below, please feel free to share.

Okay, so the old MT feeds were located here:

The new WP feeds are supposedly located here:

So I put the first two lines in the site's root .htaccess file, the rest WP
added itself:

Redirect http://www.site.com/index.rdf http://www.site.com/feed
Redirect http://www.site.com/index.xml http://www.site.com/feed

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

I've waited for a few hours. Nuttin' Am I being impatient? Did I muck it up?
I've tried Bloglines and NewsGator, neither have picked up the new
location/new entries.

A new subscription to the wordpress blog (http://www.site.com/feed) brings
up the Wordpress entries just fine, so the feed is working okay. The new MT
entries we make, which is still in service, picks up the new entries. So all
feed urls seem to be working, but the old MT feed is not picking up the new
WP entries.

Any ideas? I'm flummoxed. I'm thinking there's a snafu in the redirect,
could anyone help me out? Or let me know a better way to manage what I am
trying to do? Thank you!!!


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