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Add a Feedburner rss feed

I'd like to run my Telegram rss feed through feedburner. For this, I need to replace the standard rss feed with the one provided by Feedburner. How can I do this?

To make matters more complicated, I can't use no_synthetic_rss_file to disable the rss feed, because Feedburner needs the original feed to base its feed on.

So, what I need is this:
* The http://myblog.telegr.am/rss.xml file generated by Telegram,
* A way to replace the href attribute of the element provided by Telegram, with my own (i.e., Feedburner's) url.

Is this possible? And if so, how can I do it?

Thanks!
Jan

PS This is a followup to https://twitter.com/_telegram/status/... -- I guess I overlooked the feedback tab, sorry about that :). Thanks for the quick reply though!
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  • dpp (Official Rep) August 27, 2012 16:28
    I'll research Feedburner URLs and figure out a solution. Please give me a day or two.

    Thanks!
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  • dpp (Official Rep) August 27, 2012 16:58
    Okay, there are two <link> tags:


    <title type="text">DPP's Blog</title>
    <link href="http://blog.goodstuff.im"></link>
    <updated>2012-08-21T00:00:00-0700</updated>


    and


    <entry>
    <title type="text">Keeping it Positive</title>
    <link href="http://blog.goodstuff.im/keeping_it_positive"></link>


    Which link href needs to be changed and what does it need to be changed to?

    Thanks,

    David
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    Hi David,

    First of all, thanks for responding so quickly to a feature request from a random stranger. I really appreciate it, and it also makes me feel really good about using Telegram :).

    Anyway, it's not in the rss.xml that the link tag needs to be replaced, but in the part of html of the pages itself. It's this line:

    <link type="application/rss+xml" rel="alternate" href="/rss.xml">

    which should be replaced with:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/myblog"/>

    Where "myblog" is a unique identifier that I can choose at Feedburner, and the rest (http://feeds.feedburner.com) is fixed.

    The idea is that you give Feedburner the original rss link (http://myblog.telegr.am/rss.xml), and it will process/enhance/analyze it, and send it back to you at the new url (http://feeds.feedburner.com/myblog). You can then use this url on your site as your "official" rss url.

    I use it for several reasons: first, it satisfies my curiosity about my subscribers :). For example, in which country they live. It's kind of like Google Analytics that way. Second, it allows people to sign up to my blog via e-mail, which is nice for some of my relatives who don't know how to use rss. Also, it gives Google Reader a nudge when a new item comes in, so my subscribers who do know how rss works, see it faster. Finally, it gives me a fixed url, which comes in handy now that I'm planning to move my blog from Posterous (where I also use Feedburner) to Telegram :). People won't have to re-subscribe to my blog.

    Thanks for looking into this!

    Jan
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  • dpp (Official Rep) August 27, 2012 19:19
    Okay. I've added rss_url Extra Info key.

    In your _extra_info.md file:

    rss_url: http://feeds.feedburner.com/dppsblog

    Thanks for your suggestion and thanks for using Telegram (and feel encouraged to tell others about your experience.)

    David
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    Thanks! I tried it out, and it looks like it's working. You rock.

    I definitely will tell my friends about this. In fact, once I have everything set up, it will be my first new post.
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