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[resolved] Changing Podcast RSS Feed Address (18 posts)

  1. djcase
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. Is there a way to change the itunes RSS feed address to point to a new one? I don't see an option anywhere in the plugin.

    Thanks!
    CASE

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seriously-simple-podcasting/

  2. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    I'm not sure what you're asking for exactly? Why would you want the RSS feed to point to point to a new address? If you tell me why you want to do this then I can see if it's possible to implement in the plugin.

  3. djcase
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Hugh,

    The reason is because I will no longer be hosting the podcasts from my personal site, and I need to push the new feed URL from the hosted site via the <itunes:new-feed-url> tag, but I don't see it available as an option to use via your plugin.

    For more information, please check:
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html#changing

    It should give you a better idea of what I'm referring to.

    Thanks!
    CASE

  4. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK - that makes sense. I'll add that in as an option to the podcast settings screen and will update here once it is published.

    In the mean time if you edit the templates/itunes-feed.php file you can dd the <itunes:new-feed-url> tag in there yourself. I'll have an update out soon though - thanks for pointing this feature out.

  5. djcase
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, Hugh. I have a couple of more features that I'd love to see in this plugin. Do you think that I can email you with some examples?

  6. djcase
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    PS: I may be able to continue hosting the podcasts on my site. Hence the requests for some additional features/changes.

  7. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have any feature requests you are welcome to contact me from here and I will see what I can do.

    I will post an update here once I have added the new feed URL option as I think that is definitely a valuable one to add.

  8. olesund
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a great idea. I'd like to run my feed through Feedburner (to use their stats-service) but already submitted the podcast to iTunes using the feed-url from this plugin.

  9. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi guys,

    I have added this feature and I have just deployed it in v1.2 of the plugin. This version also has a number of other feature additions and improvements (see the changelog for a full list of all the updates).

    When updating the plugin please take note of the new location for the podcast settings page - you will now find it under the more logical location of Podcast > Settings.

  10. olesund
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Amazing! Thank you so much!

  11. olesund
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just realized that I created a loop between my two feeds that caused the podcast not to update.

    1) I "burned" http://frizon.nu/?feed=itunes (the standard feed) through Feedburner and created http://feeds.feedburner.com/Frizonpodden
    2) I used the plugin's setting page to redirect the iTunes feed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/Frizonpodden
    3) The feedburner feed is now being "fed" itself...

    So, if anyone was wondering, this is not a shortcut that works to get a hold of the great Feedburner stats.

    Maybe the plugin will have stats in the future?

  12. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see the problem. Having never used Feedburner myself I did not know that this is how it works - in that case, this feature is only good for redirecting your feed to a new address and not for syndicating it through Feedburner. I will do some investigation into the way Feedburner operates and handles feeds and I will update the plugin accordingly once I have established the best way to handle it.

  13. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to give you an update here - I have just released v1.3 of the plugin and it contains a number of updates and new features (changelog, including the ability to add a Feedburner URL with no redirect loop issues.

  14. olesund
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much for this update. Does this mean I need to re-submit my Feedburner-URL to iTunes? (I submitted the original feed-url http://frizon.nu/?feed=itunes but that feed is now removed from the plugin's Settings-page...).

  15. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have removed the ?feed=itunes URL from the settings page because I have consolidated both feeds into one. I have ensured backward compatibility though, so that URL will still work. If you would like to use Feedburner then yes - you will need to resubmit your Feedburner URL to iTunes now.

  16. olesund
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there anyway to implement this into the plugin? I.e. not redirecting the entire feed to Feedburner, but simply being able to add the <itunes:new-feed-url> tag to the output XML with the desired feed url?

    (see link for more info: http://faq.podbean.com/2009/01/13/how-to-change-your-podcast-feed-to-your-podbean-feed-in-itunes/)

  17. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The redirect setting field that I added in v1.2 does exactly that - it adds the new tag and redirects your feed (as per iTunes' specifications). Feedburner isn't a redirect as such - it's more just a way to syndicate the same feed through a different service, so that new feed URL tag doesn't really apply here. If you want to use Feedburner the best way is to use the feature added in v1.3 and resubmit your Feedburner URL to iTunes.

  18. mikedev
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Please help me understand the Redirect feature. I don't understand the "New podcast URL" field.

    In my case the new podcast URL is the same as the "Complete feed" under the "Share" section. If I enter the complete feed URL in the new podcast URL field, won't it cause a redirect loop?

    I can tell the plugin where to redirect to, but how does it know where to redirect from? There is no place to enter the old podcast URL.

    Could I just check "Redirect podcast feed to new URL" to add the <itunes:new-feed-url> tag, not enter anything in the "New podcast URL" field, then create a 301 redirect in my .htaccess file from the old feed URL to the new?

    Thanks for a great plugin!

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