How to Activate Email Subscriptions in WordPress

By Shannon Gosney
In WordPress Help
September 21, 2009

I moved from Blogger to WordPress and with the move, lost all of my followers and subscribers.  No need to fret though.  I know that the true readers will be back.  I’ve decided to document how I’ve fixed certain things on my blog in case I need to reference it in the future.  This particular post is about activating your email subscriptions links on your new WordPress Blog.

1.  In order to activate your email subscriptions, you should have a service that can access RSS Feeds and Atoms (I use Feedburner).

2. Create a feed with Feedburner.

3.  Go to Feedburner and login using the username and password you created.

4.  Click on the link that says “My Feeds” (you can find this at the top in the left-hand corner).

5.  Select the feed you want to use from the list.

6.  Click on “Publicize.”

7.  Click on “Email Subscriptions” (located on the left-hand side).

8.  Verify that “Feedburner” is selected and then click “Activate.”

9.  Copy the HTML code that is provided in the box.  You can either double-click on the paragraph (highlighting it all) or right-click and select “Copy.”

10.  Login to your WordPress blog’s admin site.

11.  Click on “Appearance” (on the left-hand side).

12.  Click on the Subtab labeled “Widgets” (if you are using widgets) or “Text” if you are going to paste the code in the configuration section.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “How to Activate Email Subscriptions in WordPress”

  1. Spoodles says:

    Thanks for the info. I’m getting ready to get my own domain set up (, so this is useful!

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