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[resolved] 404 errors on Podpress Version 8.8.10.13 | (9 posts)

  1. deerhead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    Sorry to have to ask this because I'm not very familiar with coding, scripts, or anything of that nature. I usually can figure things out though, but not this time. I am running WordPress 3.4.1 with no issues and have it as my blog. Someone suggested I try running a podcast from my site, so I downloaded Podpress Version 8.8.10.13 because I understood it was a simple download and a self-installed plugin. It won't validate and all I get is an 404 error. I read somewhere where I had to actually have a mp3 file for it to associate with, but wasn't sure where to download that file. I ended up downloading a test file in my "upload" folder in my severs with no luck. I have read so much stuff and have tried so many things, I am just baffled. Any suggestions? Anyone know someone I could hire to get this to work? Thanks.

    http://www.marcanthonyoutdoors.com

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/podpress/

  2. deerhead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have also re-saved the permalinks with no luck.

  3. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It won't validate and all I get is an 404 error. I read somewhere where I had to actually have a mp3 file for it to associate with,

    I guess you mean the additional podcast feed. Right? The one with the address http://www.marcanthonyoutdoors.com/?feed=podcast or http://www.marcanthonyoutdoors.com/feed/podcast ?

    It is correct that you need to add a media file with podPress to a post before the feed becomes valid and the 404 Error goes away. The reason is that this additional feed contains only posts with podPress attachment and if you haven't attached at least one podcast episode to one of the posts then this feed does not have <item> elements. Some feed readers or browsers will show you a 404 error if you open the feed before it contains at least one <item>. Feeds are also not valid when they do not contain items.

    You have certainly tried a lot. But you should remove the folder /feed/podcast again. Because having a real folder which has the same name as a permalink may cause other problems.
    Using a non-default permalink scheme makes the original URLs of the blog which end maybe like /?feed=podcast look like folders (in this example: /feed/podcast). But these are no real folders and is definitely not necessary to create folders which match the URL.

    In order to make this right, move the testing.mp3 file to a sub folder of the /wp-content/uploads folder, remove the /feed/podcast folder, start a new post and add the full URL of the testing.mp3 file as a the Location value in the podPress box below the post editor.
    Furthermore make sure that the podcast feed is active: go to the Feed/iTunes Settings of podPress, head to the section podPress Feeds and activate the feed (if it is not already activated). If you have to activate the feed then save the Permalink settings afterwards once more.

    Tim

  4. deerhead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for responding Tim! I appreciate it very much. I'll try this tonight when I get some time to tinker with it. I'll let you know what happens!

    Marc

  5. deerhead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I may have multiple issues going on here Tim. First, I'm not using the default setting as my permalink but I still get this as a feed URL http://nontypicalhunter.com/?feed=podcast. Shouldn't that change when I change the permalink? Anyway, I'm confused on how to upload my "test" podcast. Maybe that's my problem. I originality uploaded it directly through FTP but shouldn't there be an easier way to do this directly through my WordPress? Is it also possible that I'm not seeing everything that I'm supposed to because I'm using Chrome as my browser? Thanks

  6. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    but I still get this as a feed URL http://nontypicalhunter.com/?feed=podcast.

    Where do you get this URL?

    Both URLs (.../?feed=podcast and .../feed/podcast) are the same. The URL with /?feed=podcast works always. The other one works only while you use a non-default Permalink scheme.

    I originality uploaded it directly through FTP but shouldn't there be an easier way to do this directly through my WordPress?

    Well, it is possible to upload picture and other media files via the WP media uploader which you can find above the big input field where you write your article. It is possible to upload audio or video files.
    But audio or video files are often bigger than 2-10 MB and unfortunately the upload of such relative big files is usually denied by the server configuration. Often it is only possible to upload files up to a size of 2 MB via the web interface. That limit depends only on the server configuration and can not be modified by the user or the WP blog. Because podPress is subject to the same restrictions it has no own possibility to upload the files.

    The best - and often the only - way to upload audio or video podcast episodes is via FTP or comparable methods.

    Is it also possible that I'm not seeing everything that I'm supposed to because I'm using Chrome as my browser?

    No.
    (Although, the player in the blog post may look differently if the browser support HTML5 audio and the player setting "Use HTML5 tags:" is active. But the admin pages of podPress should look almost the equally in every browser.)

  7. deerhead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Tim,
    Everything is up and running. Thank you very much! I'm going to expose my stupidity here for everyone to see with the intention of helping anyone that made the same mistake that I did. My biggest problem was not seeing the podpress settings at the end of the post. In my new posts, the page is so long, you have to scroll way down to see the part where you add the url, etc., so I missed that part thinking I was already at the end of the page. Nevertheless, it was your help that directed me to make the changes. Much appreciated! Take care...

    Marc

  8. sumirest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm going insane!

    Cannot delete or update my podpress Plugin (Version 8.8.10.13)

    Delete message:
    Plugin could not be deleted due to an error: Could not fully remove the plugin(s) podpress/podpress.php.

    Update message:
    Removing the old version of the plugin…
    Could not remove the old plugin.
    Plugin update failed.

    can someone help me

    Alexander

  9. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Alexander,

    as the log messages say, WP was not able to remove and to overwrite some files or folders of the podPress plugin. This may have one of several reasons.
    My first guess is that this problem occurred because one file or folder has to restrictive file system permissions. It is probably necessary that you need to start your FTP program and to remove the old files and folders of podPress manually. (When you login to your webspace account you have more rights than a PHP script like WP.)
    Once you have done this, you may try to install podPress again through the plugins page of your blog.

    Tim

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