January 23, 2008

I recently moved my blog from the base of www.santarmj.staging.wpengine.com to www.santarmj.staging.wpengine.com/blog (and then filled in the balance of the site). I considered the need to redirect the feed, and established a .htaccess file in the root with one line:
‘redirect permanent /feed/ http://securitycatalyst.com/blog/feed/’

It works and feedburner works (for most it’s only 1, maybe 2 redirects). Turns out, however, that iTunes is looking for http://securitycatalyst.com/?feed=rss2

I have spent a few days and 2 hours this evening pouring through the forums and trying every combination of code I can find to be able to redirect http://securitycatalyst.com/?feed=rss2 to http://securitycatalyst.com/blog/feed/

I’m finding no joy.

The current .htaccess includes:

Redirect permanent /feed/ http://securitycatalyst.com/blog/feed/
#redirect the ?feed=rss2 people, namely iTunes
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^rss=1$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://securitycatalyst.com/blog/feed/ [R=301,L]

I would love some insights or guidance. Clearly, I’m doing something wrong and hopefully missing something that is obvious to those of you who understand code better than me.

Suggestions, insights?

About the Author Michael Santarcangelo

The founder of Security Catalyst, Michael develops exceptional leaders and powerful communicators with the security mindset for success.

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