Oilman Now Powered By Feedburner

yeah yeah yeah – I know. It’s about damn time. Click below to update your feed to the new Feedburner URL. Really I just want to see high numbers in the Feedburner doohicky at the bottom of the right sidebar ;) Subscribe to Oilman on Feedburner


  1. Dillsmack says:

    Use a rewrite rule to redirect everyone Todd.

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} FeedBurner
    RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$ /blog/wp-feed.php?feed=$1 [QSA]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner
    RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/oilman [R,L]

  2. Dillsmack says:

    Oops, take out the /blog/, thats from my blog’s.

  3. oilman says:

    Thanks Dill. I gave it a shot and got a 500 error. I’ll try again and see if I missed something. htaccess and regex are really not my strong suit ;) I’m just an SEO after all.

  4. Matt Cutts says:


  5. oilman says:

    I already have this in my htacess:

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

    do I just paste the new code below that?

  6. JeffpOsaka says:

    Are you going to talk about feedburner widgets in your site review panel at Pubcon?

  7. Dillsmack says:

    Below the RewriteBase, before the first RewriteCond.

    Here’s the fixed code:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} FeedBurner
    RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$ /wp-feed.php?feed=$1 [QSA]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !FeedBurner
    RewriteRule ^feed/?([_0-9a-z-] )?/?$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/oilman [R,L]

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

  8. Dave says:

    Hey Todd you could also just use the feedburner wordpress plugin. You can find the download link on the quick start page http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/help/wordpress_quickstart

  9. Dave says:

    Hi Dillsmack,

    I believe that when a custom set of rules are placed in with the wordpress rules that wordpress will write over them changing everything in between the two #Wordpress comments back to the default.

    It’s the save_mod_rewrite_rules() function that does this. So to prevent it from rewriting you would need to comment out that function. I think it’s in wp-includes/rewrite.php. Or you could place the custom rules outside of the wordpress block.

  10. f-lops-y says:

    yes, it is about bloody time…

    thanks though :)

  11. Danish says:

    well, I’m gonna try this.

  12. Henrich says:

    Hi, can you tell me why is better FeedBurner than the default rss feed? Thanks in advance!

  13. John Paul says:

    Thanks for the update. I need to update my feed also. More fancy charts and graphs to look at!

  14. Edson Wada says:

    Thanks! I will update my feed too.

    Edson Wada
    MegaBonus – http://www.unicartao.com.br

  15. ilaÁlama says:

    well, Iím gonna try this.

    The htcass?

  16. Sam Vander says:

    What does Feedburner do?

  17. tech tips says:

    i would suggest using the feedburner feedsmith plugin

  18. Dylan says:

    Have you tried wordpress? what do you think? Some blogs are already powered by wordpress 2.5. I’m thinking of doing that also.

  19. edhitok says:

    I have to try this one. Thank you

  20. Michael says:

    Go for wordpress 2.5!;)

  21. Team Nirvana says:

    Phew! I was a lot confused when I was trying to post the feed to my home page from my blog. But, thankfully the guys from the Digital Point forums helped me out.

    This info is very useful to newbies to blogosphere, like me.

    Copied the content for further reading and working on it.


  22. if your getting a 500 error, check you server error logs, a lot of times its a permission issue.

  23. Toy Maker. says:

    Or go to wordpress 2.7 which is great :)

  24. maci izle says:

    oh thanks its amazing sharing

  25. Mr utorrent says:

    Yes feedburner is the way to go. Even though the statistics are a bit swingy I think.

  26. CD Mastering says:

    I’d have to give my vote for WordPress too! That’s what I use…No complaints!

  27. Meshif says:

    What advantage feedburner can give?
    I use my own rss – it simple, but effective.
    Sorry for my english, I’m from Russia =)

  28. Cool!
    i would suggest using the feedburner feedsmith plugin

    nice blog



  29. Mr.Angry says:

    Id this good for the latest update 2.7)?

  30. emrinho says:

    I found Feedburner rather useless. Showing how many people had subscribed isn’t a revolutionary thing.

  31. flflh says:

    I will try this


  32. Awesome stuff. Feed burner has been my choice for some time now. Havenít tried it on 2.7 though. Also took a walk on your blog and found some really informative posts. Keep it up. I will come back for more. :) Cheers

  33. How cool is it that Matt Cutts commented on your blog! Awesome.

  34. Awesome. always been a fan of oilman and feedburner. glad to know both have come together. such treat. I’ve been out of the country for few months and couldn’t check these stuff out. Great news anyway. Cheers

  35. Victor says:

    I would have to check out feedburner, too. ALthough it wouldn’t matter to some, but I think it’s also a good way of knowing if someone got interested with your blog.

  36. Eddie says:

    Definitely good news!

  37. I was looking for a way to get my old subscripers onto my feedburner feed. the .htaccess ideas in the comments might be just the thing i need, thanks.

  38. Did you take te doohicky down? I don’t see it.

    I’m using Feedburner, too. I don’t really know much about RSS, I’m just learning. I’m old. :)

  39. blog dollars says:

    Thanks for the update. I really needed to update my feed burner. I am sure glad you posted it. You are so very appreciated for it too. If I could I would give you a big hug and a pat on the back.

  40. I use Feedburner too. Works great for me. Really helps a lot. I use it on an older WordPress version. I’m hoping to upgrade soon. I think it will do just as good with the newer version too.

  41. Nice blog.
    Feedburner is great. I used it for a very very long time and i didn’t have any problems with it yet. There are so many advantages too.

  42. ross says:

    I’ve been using feedburner since late and it has really been great. No hiccup at all. Smooth as silk. Glad to know you guys are using feedburner as well. Are there any other mainstream sites that use feedburner? Cheers

  43. I am using feedburner also.. I know that the google is the owner of feedburner.

  44. sohbet says:

    Iím hoping to upgrade soon. I think it will do just as good with the newer version too.

  45. Using feed burner always pays. I had a lot of help using feed burner.There are a lot of advantages for feed burner.

  46. kotatsu says:

    How cool!!!
    I love it.
    Thank you!!

  47. Hello,

    do you need [S] on your codes are good codes:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    RewriteCond% (HTTP_USER_AGENT) FeedBurner [S]
    RewriteRule ^ feed /?([_ 0-9a-z-] )?/?$ / wp-Feed.php? Feed = $ 1 [QSA]
    RewriteCond% (HTTP_USER_AGENT)! FeedBurner [S]
    RewriteRule ^ feed /?([_ 0-9a-z-] )?/?$ [S]
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/oilman [R, L, S]

    RewriteCond% (REQUEST_FILENAME)!-F [S]
    RewriteCond% (REQUEST_FILENAME)!-D [S]
    RewriteRule. / index.php [L, S]

    Finally it's my life has tried it and told me if all goes well

  48. Sunil says:

    Cool.. even i have added feeds to my blog.. you can check it out and subscribve to it

  49. Status says:

    waht is the advantage of using feedburner?? Is better than other serivces like it?
    Pls , i want a response because i want to start a new blog.

  50. kral oyun says:

    Thanks for the update. I really needed to update my feed burner.

  51. ucuz otel says:

    i would suggest using the feedburner feedsmith plugin

    nice blog
    thank you very much.

  52. wiki says:

    Use a rewrite rule to redirect everyone Todd.