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[NSFW] RSS Feed Links Not Producing RSS Feeds (39 posts)

  1. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello there :) I've been trying feverishly to get my RSS feed through iTunes. After much frustration, I have been in contact with my domain host, and they tell me they can see the problem, but cannot fix it. and it is that RSS feeds are not being produced correctly with WP. I've been directed here. Can anyone help?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unless you provide a link to your site, no one will be able to offer much in the way of assistance.

  3. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Alrighty, it is JennaTalksVideo.com I was under the impression this was a word press issue unspecific to my sites. Oops :) Thank you, Moderator. I can't even work the forums today. It IS Monday!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You don't appear to have published any Posts yet. By default RSS feeds only include Posts - not Pages.

  5. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right. I had the podcast in two separate pieces loaded up on separate players, in two POSTS yesterday just so I could make this happen. No dice. Error about xml invalidity and no content in the prolog or something.

    Today, it is different. I have placed the podcast episodes back into one player, on a static page the way I wanted it. The feed page looks like it can see the podcast. Still no go. iTunes error 404. Today, my domain hosts looked into it and said WP is not configuring the feed right.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want to to use Pages, you will need an RSS Pages plugin.

  7. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will try that, but I still don't know why posts don't work either. Thank you....

  8. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The RSS feed now produced cannot be found. http://jennatalksvideo.com/?feed=YouCanTellMeAnything I am using WP RSS Multi Importer. It's own feed it developed cannot be found when clicked on from my dashboard!

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your site's feed is at http://jennatalksvideo.com/?feed=rss2

  10. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, that is true, however I am using a program that has allowed an export setting. I am using Word Press RSS Multi Importer. It is supposed to make the RSS feed "pages" and not "posts". Like you suggested. Neither feed link works. Still. I am honestly trying here, not just being lazy. This is not working. It is broken.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using a program that has allowed an export setting

    What program? From where?

    If you want to to use Pages, you will need an RSS Pages plugin.

  12. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WP RSS Multi Importer. From WP. Uploaded and installed through WP through my website's dashboard.

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That plugin simply imports RSS feeds to display on your WordPress site. It does not turn the imported feeds into a feed for your site. You have to publish your own Posts to create a feed for your site.

  14. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I did that yesterday. My RSS feed wasn't working for posts, as I already stated. It is not working. Word Press is broken. No proper RSS. I THEN changed my site back to static page, and still, the RSS is broken. It is broken POST and broken PAGE.

    Maybe I should start over..... I am trying to get my podcast ON iTunes. I am not trying to import anything.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress is not broken. You cannot add other site's posts into your feed. Publish your own posts first if you want a populated feed.

  16. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What? I am not trying to do anything with anyone else's work. My podcast is mine, made by me. I want to put it on iTunes. Why is this so hard? My domain host techs tell me WP is not configuring my RSS feeds correctly and put me in touch with you.

  17. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    JennaTalksVideo is my site. JennaTalks.com and SaucyAlice.com and CallMommyJenna.com as well. Mine, not anyone else's.

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And? That doesn't change anything. You cannot add another site's posts into your feed. It's not possible - full stop.

  19. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not trying to add another site's posts into my feed. I am trying to get MY Feed, from One site, jennatalksvideo.com, onto iTunes.

  20. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have to go for a bit. I'm not doing what you think I'm doing. One site, One feed. Mine. JennaTalksVideo.com on iTunes. iTunes REQUIRES my RSS Feed for Podcast Submission.

  21. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And your feed is now populated. I assume you finally installed an RSS Page plugin, yes?

  22. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes but guess what, still wouldn't go through iTunes Podcast Submission last night. I am still having the exact same issue. My domain host says the same thing this morning, that it is a Word Press issue.

    I am officially at a loss and thinking I'll try something not Word Press for iTunes. I'd really like to get my podcast there. It's been important to me. I can't seem to find anyone that can help with this. Thanks for your efforts though.

  23. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the feed now. I've validated it and it checks out 100%.
    Feed validator results

  24. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know! :P Isn't it frustrating. I also validated my feed. And still, no iTunes action. It's been validated a hundred times and I cannot figure why iTunes cannot accept it.

  25. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Since it's no longer an issue on WordPress, I can only suggest that you try asking on an iTunes related forum

  26. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You talked this in a circle here. The same problem remains. You finally got up to speed. The feed is VALID.

    (The feed was valid yesterday and the day before. After much dinking around with my site, in order to fix the feed problem with iTunes, the feed became not valid. It then became valid again. The validity of the feed through the feed Validator is not the issue.)

    It is still a WP RSS feed problem. Again my domain host technicians confirm this and direct me to WP help. They tell me it is in fact NOT an iTunes issue but that WP feeds are not being produced correctly. If you think they are in error, please try submitting my feed to iTunes store podcast submissions. If it goes through for you, I will never bug you again. Except to find out why :P

  27. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Late yesterday, the feed was completely empty - as I mentioned repeatedly. In fact, you specifically said that you had removed all Posts and were moving to using only Pages - at which point I suggested that you install an RSS Pages plugin as only posts are listed in RSS feeds by default.

    Cut to 10 hours ago when I posted:

    And your feed is now populated. I assume you finally installed an RSS Page plugin, yes?

    Notice the reference to an RSS Page plugin? That would be because your RSS feed now contain PAGE URLs - something that is not possible without a plugin.

    The feed was valid yesterday

    22 hours ago your feed was empty. I even checked the feed's source file.

    the feed became not valid. It then became valid again.

    Feeds do not become invalid and then go valid again all by themselves. Something on the site has to change to cause, Since you're presumably the only one with access to your site...

    The validity of the feed through the feed Validator is not the issue.

    When you are submitting an RSS feed to a 3rd party, validity is ALWAYS an issue.

    Your feed url is http://jennatalksvideo.com/?feed=rss2

    This feed is currently still valid. Check it yourself and see.

  28. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your WordPress RSS feed is valid, and perfectly formed. Either there is an issue with iTunes & someone there is giving you the runaround. Or you are submitting completely the wrong feed url.

    There is nothing else we can do for you here.

  29. Jenna Talks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, that is obvious :P

    I am the one that made the feed valid, then invalid and back, in manipulating my website to try new things to TRY to fix this issue. You were contacted in the middle of all of this in my desperate effort to get helped. :P

    The feed does not work through iTunes podcast submission. Not today, not yesterday, not at all. Thanks though, for outlining the problem.

  30. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just leave the feed alone for a while. You know now that it's fine. Fiddling could just break it again. Double check that you're submitting the right feed url: http://jennatalksvideo.com/?feed=rss2

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