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Switching to blog and keeping existing RSS filenames

7:54 pm on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I run a content driven site with articles in two main categories. New articles are published as ordinary html.

I have three feeds on my site, lets call them cat1.xml, cat2.xml and All.xml. Cat1 and cat2 are feeds for the two main topics and All.xml is a cumulative feed for all articles. The feeds are updated manually.

The feeds are partial, i.e. they contain descriptions but not the full text of articles.

I am thinking of converting to a blog platform. My main consideration is maintaining the existing feed filenames in their current locations, as they are a strong source of visitors. I don't want to use external hosting.

Can anyone suggest blog software that allows the user to select the filenames to be used for the blog feeds? I want to set it up so that it will keep the names cat1.xml etc.

A bonus of switching to a blog is that the feeds will be full content.

My host uses IIS and supports php and mysql.

Happy New Year!

6:45 am on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well since you can run php and mysql you should go with WordPress. Tons and tons of great things about it and you can read about it at WordPress.org. There is thread that I started over there located here:


This discusses a WP Plugin (there are tons of them that do various things) that may help you with managing your RSS feeds.

Hope that helps!