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Podpress feed to iTunes not showing show summary, keywords, and categories... (5 posts)

  1. slope24
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    When in the podpress plugin I added the show summary, keywords, categories but none of that stuff is showing up on iTunes.

    What is showing on iTunes is the image art for cover and the actual mp3's. What am I missing and what can be done so all of this info feeds to iTunes?

    my website it realestate360live.com and my podcast on iTunes is Real Estate 360 so you can see what i am talking about.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ryan

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/podpress/

  2. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Ryan,

    it seems possible that you have inserted show summary, keywords, categories in the wrong or at least not in all relevant section of the Feed/iTunes Settings page of podPress. This page has 2 main sections "Settings for the default Feeds" and "podPress Feeds". If you have put the information in to the fields of the first section, it is okay. But you need to copy these values also to the settings of the "podcast" feed in the "podPress Feeds" section. This section contains the settings for the feed with the URL realestate360live.com/?feed=podcast or (realestate360live.com/feed/podcast). The section "Settings for the default Feeds" contains settings which help to customize default WP feeds like realestate360live.com/feed/.

    Regards,
    Tim

  3. slope24
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Tim,

    I tried doing this to both places, but still doesn't work. Is it possible for you to login to my wordpress to see what I am talking about. i took some screenshots but they won't let me upload them here? this has been extremely frustrating and I even hired someone to fix it but they couldn't figure it out and took my money for spending 3 days on it. There has to be some way to fix this. Do you have an email that i can send the screenshots too of what is on admin screen so maybe you can see what it is messed up.

    Really appreciate your help.

    Ryan Sloper

  4. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Ryan,

    I contacted your via the contact form of your blog. I will take a look and try to help you.

  5. ntm
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Okay, I took a look and I can hopefully explain what 's wrong.

    You have registered the URL http://www.realestate360live.com/feed/podcast/ at the iTunes Store as the URL of your podcast. But this URL leads currently to the page Podcasts of your blog because the feed with the slug name "podcast" does not exists anymore. You have renamed to re360 (http://www.realestate360live.com/feed/podcast/) and that feed is working and loaded with all meta information you would like to see on the iTunes Store page of your podcast.

    But currently the iTunes Store server does not known that the re360 feed is your podcast feed. It has still the old URL and since it is no longer a feed with data in a certain structure, it is not possible to download episodes after subscribing with the iTunes client software to your podcast. The information on the iTunes Store page and server are old information from the time when the registered URL was still a valid feed.

    Usually when you rename a feed or when you move your podcast then you can inform the iTunes Server of the new URL by keep both (the new and the old) feeds alive at the same time for a couple of days. During this time you need to activate the iTunes:new-feed-url option in the settings of the old feed. It is also necessary insert the URL of the new podcast feed in the related input on the settings page. podPress will then add this information to the old feed and the iTunes Server will switch the URL after the next update cycle. When the server take the information from the new URL, you may deactivate the old feed.

    I have prepared the podPress Feed/iTunes Settings page of your blog. If you intend to keep the new URL then you just need to activate the podPress Feed with the name "podcast" (see the last section of the settings page).

    An alternative idea would be to rename the "re360" feed to "podcast" again.

    Regards,
    Tim

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