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[resolved] RSS Feed Validation issue (8 posts)

  1. remedeez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, so when I first started my podcast, the feed
    http://pressypodcast.com/?feed=podcast worked and validated wonderfully, and was accepted into ITunes as well.

    3 weeks later, other feed catchers were having issues (tested on my cell phone, my husbands cell phone, and friends of ours who listen to the podcast using varying feed catchers such as Zune, Doggcatcher etc to subscribe via RSS)

    Then ITunes never showed the 3rd episode either, only the first two.

    We tore the entire site down because we couldn't get the feed to validate anymore, reinstalled WordPress, along with this Plugin (used it first time as well).

    I have uploaded the 1st 3 episodes again, and the feed still does not validate.

    Errors are as listed:

    Server returned HTTP Error 404: Not Found

    HTTP error with content that looks like a feed

    Is there a setting somewhere along the way that has caused these issues with the feed? It once validated, we never changed anything only continued to upload weekly episodes, and then it broke.

    Any help is appreciated :)

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

  2. remedeez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A different Feed Validator (first I used feedvalidator.org)
    For the 2nd option I used to validate: http://tools.forret.com/podcast/validator.php

    The error is listed as this:

    HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
    Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
    Pragma: no-cache
    Content-Length: 0
    Content-Type: text/xml; charset=UTF-8
    Expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
    ETag: "90b43bb4b99950f53d4599dc2bc136a7"
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.25
    X-Pingback: http://pressypodcast.com/xmlrpc.php
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
    Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 22:21:32 GMT
    Connection: close
  3. remedeez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is the data supplied by feedvalidator.org

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <rss version="2.0"
        xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/"
        xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/"
        xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
        xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"
        xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/"
        xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/"
        xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd"
        >
    
        <channel>
        <title>Press Y Podcast</title>
        <atom:link href="http://pressypodcast.com/?feed=podcast" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
        <link>http://pressypodcast.com</link>
        <description>Remedeez and Lyykos chat about Achievements, Lore, Mounts, Pets and more in the World of Warcraft.</description>
        <lastBuildDate>Thu, 09 May 2013 22:12:38 +0000</lastBuildDate>
        <language>en-US</language>
        <copyright>© 2013 Press Y Podcast</copyright>
        <itunes:subtitle>The Podcast all about Achievements, Lore, Mounts, Pets and More!</itunes:subtitle>
        <itunes:author>Press Y Podcast</itunes:author>
        <itunes:summary>Remedeez and Lyykos chat about Achievements, Lore, Mounts, Pets and more in the World of Warcraft.</itunes:summary>
        <itunes:owner>
        <itunes:name>Press Y Podcast</itunes:name>
        <itunes:email>pressypodcast@gmail.com</itunes:email>
        </itunes:owner>
        <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>
        <itunes:image href="http://pressypodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/1400pix_PressY_CoverArt.jpg"></itunes:image>
        <itunes:category text="Games & Hobbies">
        <itunes:category text="Video Games"></itunes:category>
        </itunes:category>
        <item>
        <title>Press Y Episode 3 – 5.3 Achievements</title>
        <link>http://pressypodcast.com/?podcast=press-y-episode-3-5-3-achievements</link>
        <pubDate>Thu, 09 May 2013 22:12:38 +0000</pubDate>
        <dc:creator>Remedeez</dc:creator>
        <guid isPermaLink="false">http://pressypodcast.com/?post_type=podcast&p=18</guid>
        <description><![CDATA[Remedeez and Lyykos have a chat about the upcoming Achievements with the Patch 5.3 Recorded: May 4th, 2013]]></description>
        <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Remedeez and Lyykos have a chat about the upcoming Achievements with the Patch 5.3</p>
        <p>Recorded: May 4th, 2013</p>
        ]]></content:encoded>
        <itunes:summary>Remedeez and Lyykos have a chat about the upcoming Achievements with the Patch 5.3
        Recorded: May 4th, 2013
        </itunes:summary>
        <enclosure url="http://pressypodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/PressYEpisode3-5point3Achievements.mp3" length="55106855" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>
        <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>
        <itunes:duration>57:24</itunes:duration>
        <itunes:author>Remedeez</itunes:author> </item> <item>
        <title>Press Y Episode 2 – Pets, Hacks and Titans, Oh My</title>
        <link>http://pressypodcast.com/?podcast=press-y-episode-2-pets-hacks-and-titans-oh-my</link>
        <pubDate>Thu, 09 May 2013 21:50:13 +0000</pubDate>
        <dc:creator>Remedeez</dc:creator>
        <guid isPermaLink="false">http://pressypodcast.com/?post_type=podcast&p=16</guid>
        <description><![CDATA[This week, Remedeez and Lyykos chat more about their Ulduar Achievements, Pet Battle Achievements and the Great Pet Battle Levelers of 2013, Titan lore and MORE! Episode recorded: April 27th, 2013]]></description>
        <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>This week, Remedeez and Lyykos chat more about their Ulduar Achievements, Pet Battle Achievements and the Great Pet Battle Levelers of 2013, Titan lore and MORE!</p>
        <p>Episode recorded: April 27th, 2013</p>
        ]]></content:encoded>
        <itunes:summary>This week, Remedeez and Lyykos chat more about their Ulduar Achievements, Pet Battle Achievements and the Great Pet Battle Levelers of 2013, Titan lore and MORE!
        Episode recorded: April 27th, 2013
        </itunes:summary>
        <enclosure url="http://pressypodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/PressYPodcastEpisode2-PetsHacksAndTitansOhMy.mp3" length="70861628" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>
        <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>
        <itunes:duration>1:13:49</itunes:duration>
        <itunes:author>Remedeez</itunes:author> </item> <item>
        <title>Press Y Episode 1 – Grats!</title>
        <link>http://pressypodcast.com/?podcast=press-y-episode-1-grats-2</link>
        <pubDate>Thu, 09 May 2013 21:33:34 +0000</pubDate>
        <dc:creator>Remedeez</dc:creator>
        <guid isPermaLink="false">http://pressypodcast.com/?post_type=podcast&p=15</guid>
        <description><![CDATA[Remedeez and Lyykos kick off Press Y Podcast with some chats about their Achievement Hunters, a little about Lore, mounts, pets, and tons more of their adventures in the World of Warcraft.]]></description>
        <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Remedeez and Lyykos kick off Press Y Podcast with some chats about their Achievement Hunters, a little about Lore, mounts, pets, and tons more of their adventures in the World of Warcraft.</p>
        ]]></content:encoded>
        <itunes:summary>Remedeez and Lyykos kick off Press Y Podcast with some chats about their Achievement Hunters, a little about Lore, mounts, pets, and tons more of their adventures in the World of Warcraft.
        </itunes:summary>
        <enclosure url="http://pressypodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/PressY-Episode1-Grats.mp3" length="65270289" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>
        <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>
        <itunes:duration>1:07:59</itunes:duration>
        <itunes:author>Remedeez</itunes:author> </item></channel>
        </rss>

    [Please use the code button - not blockquote]

  4. remedeez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, it seems we have fixed the HTTP Error... mostly by trial and error.

    It seems the issue was that the feed couldn't be validated because there were no regular Blog posts on the WordPress, only Podcast entries.

    After doing a test Blog post and publishing it, the feed for the podcast validated.

    How odd!

  5. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm glad you got this sorted out :)

    The problem you experienced here is actually due to a bug in WordPress that marks all feeds as 404s when there are no blog posts on the site. I have tried to circumvent the issue in this plugin, but it doesn't always work. It's a frustrating problem and one that will hopefully be sorted out in future WordPress versions.

    Regards,
    Hugh

  6. remedeez
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you Hugh, and thank you for tolerating my massive posts heheh. I was trying to be as thorough as possible, I was so frustrated!

  7. jjborja
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Wow! Same thing here. Had trouble and then created a post and all was good. Thanks @remedeez!

  8. zerabrad
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hugh, My Feed is getting rejected and I can't find in the plugin where the extra spaces are coming from.

    Sorry
    
    This feed does not validate.
    
        line 3, column 1: XML parsing error: <unknown>:3:1: XML or text declaration not at start of entity [help]
    
            	<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
             ^
    
    Source: http://www.covenantassembly.com/?feed=podcast
    
        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <rss version="2.0"

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