FeedBurner is the free RSS subscription service which I have been using for many years on my various blogs to keep track of how many subscribers I have, it’s used here on WPLift for the RSS Feed and the Email Subscription for new posts. It was acquired by Google years ago but they have been slowly killing it off by removing API access, Adsense for feeds was discontinued, they failed to renew the feedburner.jp domain and their social profiles on Twitter and Google+ have been removed.

There has been a campaign of sorts on Twitter and the Please Dont Kill Feeburner website, I cant really see that being effective though so it’s best to be prepared and look at some alternative services to switch your blog over to in the event Google does close FeedBurner. In this post I will list some services and plugins for handling your RSS Feed and Email Subscriptions.


FeedBlitz is a service that monitors blogs, RSS feeds and Web URLs to provide greater reach for feed publishers. FeedBlitz takes all the headache out of converting feed and blog updates into email digests, delivered daily to subscribers’ inboxes. FeedBlitz manages subscriptions, circulation tracking, testing, and is compatible with all major blogging platforms and services such as Blogger, WordPress, FeedBurner, Joomla, Drupal and Typepad.

Visit FeedBlitz »


Promote your feed content and measure audiences with FEEDCAT bookmarking, sharing and proxying service. It’s free and it can make money for you.

Visit FeedCat »


Nourish is a FREE newsletter service that allows you to convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter your readers can subscribe to.

Visit Nourish »


IFTTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement:If this, then that. You can use this service to build a custom content delivery system which is triggered by a new item appearing in your RSS feed and then delivering it to a variety of outputs, including email, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote and many others.

Visit IFTTT »


Feedity is a revolutionary service for creating RSS feeds and generating podcast feeds from webpages. Feeds created with Feedity automatically update as new or updated content appears on the source webpage.

Visit Feedity »

Rapid Feeds

RapidFeeds is a web based service, which aims to provide complete RSS Feed management solutions to publishers and webmasters.

Visit Rapid Feeds »


Simple statistictool for feeds – free WordPress plugin.

Visit Feed Stats »


Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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  1. leo

    Most of the services above are free but kinda give drawback, I love nourish back then but only give free 1000 subscribers. been using mailchimp rss-to-email to replace feedburner, It’s free up to 2000 subscribers and has cool analytics tool, best of all, you can design whatever you want it.

  2. Ayman

    Hmmm, Correct me if I’m wrong please, but I guess FeedBlitz is not free. Even with 0 Email subscribers will make you pay 1.49$/month.

  3. LetsLassotheMoon

    Oliver, do you have a recipe you could direct us to for IFTTT?

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