how to replace default RSS links in page header?

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  • #817642

    rakerman
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    For a WordPress.com blog, how to change the header to point to FeedBurner feeds?

    This is not about how to add a FeedBurner button. This is about how to edit the HTML for the site so that the auto-discovery link=rel in the header points to FeedBurner instead of the WP RSS feed.

    Right now it’s


    head
    link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="(my blog) » Feed" href="http://(myblog).wordpress.com/feed/" /

    link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="(my blog) » Comments Feed" href="http://(my blog).wordpress.com/comments/feed/" /
    /head

    this needs to change so that the href points to e.g. http://feeds.feedburner.com/(myblog)

    If I had direct access to edit the HEAD HTML I could do this in a second.
    If there was a theme that had a field to define the contents of the two RSS link=rel HEAD elements that would also work.

    I can’t find any way to edit the HTML directly, nor can I find a theme that lets you alter the link=rel elements.

    Is there any way to do this with a WordPress.com blog?
    I found a previous thread, but it was never resolved.

    The blog I need help with is manifestomultilinko2.wordpress.com.

    #817853

    rakerman
    Member

    It looks like the answer to my own question is no. You cannot edit the HTML HEAD (edit the PHP code) on WordPress.com

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    #817854

    timethief
    Member

    That’s correct. As this is a muliuser blogging platform where every blog wearing the same theme is using the same template only Staff can access those files and edit and every edit they make affects all blogs wearing the same theme. I have feedburner subscriptions on my blog. I simply post the code in a text widget linked to an image. Click the image to susbscribe. Pull the RSS Links widget out of your sidebar and use a text widget. Issue solved.

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