What To Do If My Post’s Title Gets Redirected To RSS Feeds?

feeds redirecting problem

Have you ever faced a “feeds redirecting problem” in which the title of your posts, instead of opening the full post, it gets redirected to the RSS feeds? This is the unique problem faced by my website. If you’re facing the same problem then I will let you know to solve it.

In this post, I will walk you through the process to find out the reason for the redirection problem and the solution of that. I know it’s really frustrating when you get such type of problem.

How To Find When Title Gets Redirected To Feeds?

The problem is when you publish your post and go the blog page to open the post then instead of opening the full post, it would get redirected directly to the RSS feeds of your blog. You will see the post in the list of your blog page but won’t able to open it.

It may be occurred due to a redirection code which has generated in the .htaccess file. It shows that if you try to open any of the posts published after the adding of that code then the post would get opened in the RSS feeds, not in your website.

You should know that the .htaccess file is one the most important file present in your Website’s directory. If you don’t have that file then you will get errors on the website.

It is just a text file and you can create it by setting the permalinks structure.

To find the redirect code, you should know how to edit the .htaccess file. Go to your web hosting cPanel and open the file manager and then search for the .htaccess file. Right click on the file to edit.

Scroll down and you would see a redirection code which shows that if the content of a particular file is added then it would get redirected to the RSS feeds. Let me show you the example of the code:-

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/?(feed.*|comments.*) [NC]Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine onRewriteRule ^/?$ /innerpage.php
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9]+)/?$ /$1/innerpage.php
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9]+)/([a-z0-9]+)/?$ /$1/$2/innerpage.phpRewriteRule ^innerpage.php$ / [R]
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9]+)/innerpage.php$ /$1 [R]
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9]+)/([a-z0-9]+)/innerpage.php$ /$1/$2 [R]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !^.*(FeedBurner|FeedValidator) [NC]
RewriteRule ^feed/?.*$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/website [L,NC,R=302]
RewriteRule ^comments/?.*$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/website [L,NC,R=302]

A 302 redirection code is added and the content of the innerpage.php would get redirected to the RSS feeds generated by the Feedburner.

In your case, the file may vary from “innerpage.php”. The above shown is just the example of the redirecting code.

How To Solve The Feeds Redirecting Problem?

If you want to solve this problem then it would be great to remove the code from the .htaccess file. But if you’re not sure about the code then delete the .htaccess file.

All the redirecting process is handled by this file and it would be great if you delete this file and create a new one. This type of problem may occur due to the WordPress update, any plugin or the service you have used to create the RSS feeds.

Have You Ever Encountered With This Unique Feeds Redirecting Problem?

I was shocked when I noticed the problem. I have Googled but there was nothing useful about it. Maybe I am the one who has encountered this redirecting problem. Are you facing the same? Have you ever found that the title of your post gets redirected to your RSS feeds?

While handling a website, you would have seen many problems like wp-redirects to the homepage or you’re not able to login to the wp-admin panel. So, be prepared to solve such problems. In this case, you have to find out the redirection code from the .htaccess file. Feel free to ask anything related to this topic.

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hi Ravi, Wow, what a pain to have that happen. I’ve never encountered this problem, but it sounds very frustrating. Hey, at least now I know where to turn if this ever happens to my website.

    I will be sharing this so others can benefit from your expert knowledge, Ravi.

    1. Hey Carolyn,

      Even I have encountered this problem for the first time. Just thought to let people know. It’s really frustrating when you try hard to write a post and then the redirection problem occurs.

      Such type of redirection problem occurs due to the presence of code in the .htaccess file.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great weekend.

  2. Hello, Ravi:

    I’ve had other issues, but I’ve never heard of this one. I’m so glad you wrote about it because you just never know. Like you said, you Googled it, but were not able to find any solutions.

    Thankfully, you know what you’re doing and were able to easily resolve it and were kind enough to blog about it so that now there will be information about how to resolve this!

    One time, I had my WordPress Admin Login Page completely disappear! It can be so shocking!

    Thank you for posting. I know where to come if I have issues in the future!


    1. Hey Deborah,

      Such type of problems are rare and not all the people face it. I have never heard about it until I experienced it myself. This is strange that when you publish your post and the title redirect to the feeds.

      I hope this can help others who face this redirection problem. WordPress is an amazing platform but the plugins or any other code be the culprit.
      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

      Have a wonderful day.

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