Fix WordPress RSS feeds

By default wordpress shows these RSS feed links:
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/feed/rss2/
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/feed/rss/
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/feed/atom/
etc

However, Google looks for RSS feeds named:

  • rss.xml – for an RSS 0.92 or 2.0 feed
  • index.rdf – for an RSS 1.0 feed
  • atom.xml – for an Atom RSS news feed

This means that each day when the GoogleBot visits my Blog, it generates many 404 file not found errors in my website logs by asking over and over again for :

  • http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/rss.xml
  • http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/index.rdf
  • http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/atom.xml

After 15 such errors in the last hour I decided to see what I could do to fix this so that WordPress would display links to my RSS feeds which would stop GoogleBot hassling me with errors….
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The Status Quo isn’t Good Enough

I struck an interesting problem recently when attempting to gain a contract from an advertising agency to provide website optimisation services for their clients…

I had outlined the benefits of designing a website using a holistic approach to take advantage of the benefits in using web standards like XHTML & CSS, combined with the Apache web server, PHP scripting and MySQL database with quantifiable benefits such as:
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