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Can't change podcast name (8 posts)

  1. James
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    We've been using PodPress on our site, http://www.wearerebels.com for a few weeks now, but for some reason the Podcast name is a little weird.

    Here is the feed: http://www.wearerebels.com/feed/podcast/

    And here it is on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/id418600973

    We basically want it just to say "Rebel Magazine" just once

    Thanks

    James

  2. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi James,

    the Feed/iTunes Settings page of podPress has a section called podPress Feeds. In this section you can find the settings for this Feed. The slug name of this Feed is "podcast". One of the first options is the Feed Name and if you insert "Rebel Magazine" there and set the option below to "use the Feed Name as title" then the Feed Name should be the title.

    Regards,
    Tim

  3. James
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Tim

    I already had it set as those options.

    I didn't realise but there are 2 feeds, both the same content, but different titles.

    main feed: http://www.wearerebels.com/?feed=podcast

    Second feed, the one with the option to set the feed name as the title: http://www.wearerebels.com/feed/podcast/

    Do you think re-installing the plugin would make a difference?

    Thanks

    James

  4. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    No. Do not re-install the plugin. That are no different feeds. Both URLs are leading to same feed. The second URL is the the URL of the podcast feed in the current Permalink scheme. The first one (the one with the question mark is the URL in the default Permalink scheme. This URL works always regardless of the current Permalink scheme.

    Is the Feed Name of the podcast feed "Rebel Magazine" or does it change back into whatever this value was before after you save the settings?

    Tim

  5. James
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, the feed name is 'Rebel Magazine', and it doesn't change to anything else.

    The link below is a screenshot of the options if it makes it easier?
    http://i.imgur.com/puARJ.jpg

    Thanks

    James

  6. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the screenshot! Yes, that looks right. But the whole problem might be a more general problem. Because the default RSS feed of your blog has the same scheme in feed title. But the title is different.
    see http://www.wearerebels.com/feed/

    ... and one thing is sure: podPress does not modify the title of the default RSS and ATOM Feeds.

    Maybe deactivate podPress temporarily for a short test. (Sometimes it is necessary to clear the cache memory of the feed reader software to see the updates. I'm using usually Firefox to control the feeds and this program shows the updates only if I clear the cache.)

    This way could try to find out whether or not a different plugin causes this.

    Regards,
    Tim

  7. James
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Tim,

    I've tried everything. Is there no way to just write 'Rebel Magazine' somewhere directly into the code?

    Thanks

    James

  8. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    James,

    Does the title of the default RSS Feed change when you deactivate podPress?
    Does it change when you deactivate the other plugins too?

    Is there no way to just write 'Rebel Magazine' somewhere directly into the code?

    That is no good idea. Because you would need to take care of that matter every time you upgrade WP.
    But you could try to add a filter which filters some elements of all Feeds of your blog.
    see http://pastebin.com/57sdUzZz
    This is a little plugin which filters the title of the feed with the slug name "podcast".
    If you want to change the titles of all feeds of your blog then you could change the lines:

    if ( 'podcast' === get_query_var('feed') ) {
    	// The new Feed title:
    	return 'My Podcast';
    } else {
    	return $content;
    }

    to

    // The new Feed title:
    return 'My Podcast';

    Place your title between the single quotation marks: e.g. return 'Rebel Magazine';.

    Put these lines of code with a simple text editor (like Notepad) in a PHP file and store this file in the plugins folder of your blog e.g. /wp-content/plugins/feedfilter/feedfilter.php .
    Afterwards the plugin will appear between the other plugins at the plugins page of your blog and you can activate it.

    If the filter plugins seems not the affect the feed titles as expected then try to modify the last parameter of the line add_filter('bloginfo_rss', 'pff_modify_bloginfo', 10, 2);. Change to 2 to 1 or to 10.

    Try the plugin also while the other plugins are deactivated.

    In every case it is a good idea to find out what is modifying your feed titles.
    If deactivating all plugins does not change the situation then it is probably pattern which is hard-coded somehow somewhere. But I guess that it is one of the other plugins (because podPress can only modify the titles of the additional and the category feeds like the one with the slug name podcast).

    BTW: I have noticed that the feed with the slug name "podcast" (http://www.wearerebels.com/feed/podcast/) is now deactivated in your blog. The link does not lead to the feed anymore. I suggest that you activate this feed again. Save also the Permalink settings afterwards. Isn't it the Feed which you have registered at the iTunes Store?

    Regards,
    Tim

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