Private Label Feed plugin for Melody and Movable Type 4.x
For many users, pointing Feedburner at your feed and then linking to Feedburner's copy of the feed is enough. If, however you as the site owner want more control over the URL you use for your feed, without sacrificing the features of Feedburner or other feed proxies, then Private Label Feed is for you.
Private Label Feed publishes a private copy of the 'Feed - Recent Entries' (Atom feed) file whenever that file is published. This private feed file (defaults to
atom-private.xml) is the file you point your feed proxy service at. Then, you will create an
.htaccess rule (described below) to redirect requests for
atom.xml to your service of choice.
Private Label Feeds depends on Config Assistant, available from the OpenMelody Github repository.
The latest version of the plugin can be downloaded from its Github repo.
Installation follows the standard plugin installation procedures.
- Install the plugin
- In the blog you want to setup the feed for, go to "Tools > Plugins" and open the settings for "Private Label Feed".
- Enter the url for your Feedburner feed and hit Save
.htaccessfile to redirect
atom.xmlto your feedburner url:
RewriteRule ^atom.xml$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/monkinetic-weblog [R]
Or, if you're using an MT template to publish your
RewriteRule ^atom.xml$ <mt:FeedburnerFeedURL> [R]
Now, if Feedburner (or your feed proxy of choice) ever goes away, you can simply disable the plugin and remove the Apache rewrite, and your site goes back to serving it's own
atom.xml file, without any disruption to your users.
Copyright 2011 Endevver, LLC.
License: Artistic, licensed under the same terms as Perl itself