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RSS Redirects

Post by Zandrax » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Hey all,

After many months of procrastinating, I've decided to update my RSS feed for Geekville Radio.

Here is the old feed that still shows up in podcast engines http://www.a1-wrestling.com/podcast/gee ... kville.xml

I am trying to redirect it here http://geekvilleradio.com/feed/main

The problem is I think I did the exact opposite. If I type in the "new" feed, it loads the old a1-wrestling.com feed.

The old site is down, so I can't access it in WordPress. But I can still upload via FTP. So if I can get the right code, I should be able to upload that to the old page, and get everything redirected.

Though I suppose a worst case scenario, I can record a quick show saying "We've moved!"

Any feedback is welcome.

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Re: RSS Redirects

Post by yakko » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:25 am

If you have FTP access you should be able to manually do the 301 redirect by updating the .htaccess file. Take a look at the root directory on the domain, whatever is hosting the a1-wrestling.com web files. There should be a .htaccess file, but you might have to have your ftp client show hidden files first. the . at the beginning in Unix makes it a hidden file.

Add a line like this to the file:
Redirect 301 /podcast/geekville/geekville.xml https://geekvilleradio.com/feed/main

You will also have to undo whatever you did on the Geekvilleradio.com side because you did do it backwards and it looks like that's redirecting to the older feed.

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Re: RSS Redirects

Post by Zandrax » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:19 pm

Hi Yakko,

Thank you for the reply.

The good news is when I go to iTunes and choose the podcast website, it does go to the geekville site. So I think that part is working. The problem is of course that it redirects to the old a1-wrestling.com site.

I do have FTP access, but I don't see any actual rss file. I assume this is due to how WordPress runs things. I guess I will just have to meticulously go line by line through my WordPress settings and make sure everything is listed accordingly.

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Re: RSS Redirects

Post by yakko » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:26 pm

the .htaccess file should override anything in Wordpress. It's on the web server level. It'll redirect the actual URL you specify, the file doesn't even have to exist AFAIK.

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Re: RSS Redirects

Post by Zandrax » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 pm

I do have an .htaccess text file, I just don't think I've put it in the right place.

But I did find my settings for the Page, and forgot that I had imported the a1-wrestling feed in the first place. So hence why the page would get redirected. All the site references hadn't been changed. Once I fixed that, the new page loads as needed!

Half the problem is done. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: RSS Redirects

Post by yakko » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:17 pm

great to hear it!

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Re: RSS Redirects

Post by Zandrax » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Happy to report all my old as dirt feeds are updated now. Hoo hah!

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