Feb 12 2010
EDIT: Apparently, you don’t have to change anything. My changing the feeds around on the back end handled it all. Continue on about your business.
I hate doing anything to the back end of websites. If I have to go in and start messing around with code and plug-ins, and anything not related to dirt simple coding and writing, then I fall into a state of gibbering panic. Why? Well, for the most part, I’m afraid of making some simple mistake and ruining everything. Here’s an example:
I’ve been messing around with the PopFi back end. There’s not a lot of RSS subscribers, maybe 70 or so, but just in case the site ever explodes with serious, dedicated readers, I’d like to go ahead and have a feed set up that allows me to publicize with ads, and I’d also like to know more about what people are reading and whatnot. So I figured I’d set up Feed Burner. Now, PopFi already has an RSS feed with subscribers, so I wanted a way to move them all over to click through FeedBurner without being big and public about resubscribing to the new feed so I can gouge them for advertising pennies.
Fortunately, as the Apple ads say, there’s an app for that. Technically, it’s a plug-in, but whatever. Same difference. And, fortunately, it was already installed in PopFi’s back end; I guess Adams put it in there and never used it. Either way, I activate it and hopefully set it up. Does it work? I have no idea. Will I ever know if it works? Probably not.
Either way, the new PopFi feed is here (http://feeds.feedburner.com/PopularFidelity) and if you would like to resubscribe, I will be most grateful. If you don’t, then I’m not worried about that either because hopefully I’ve redirected things the right way and it shouldn’t matter. I also changed the Subscribe to Popfi chiclet at the top of the website, updated the copyright information, and next I’ll be changing the contact form to point it to the actual Popfi admin Gmail account (whenever I remember what it is).
If you have any problems with it, just let me know. Cheers!
Author’s note: To give you an idea of how paranoid I am about these changes, I made them one at a time (yes, even the one where I added -2010 next to 2007 by the copyright notification), then refreshed both PopFi and the PopFi RSS feed a dozen times to make sure it was working. I’m not sure if the ads are running yet; I guess I’ll find that out tomorrow/Monday/whenever I post next. So long as the main site stays up, I could not care less about the RSS feed (provided the one everyone subscribes to still works; I didn’t remove it so technically it should be there).