Support » Plugin: Podcast Importer SecondLine » Add support for custom taxonomies to be given manually specified terms

  • Resolved KZeni

    (@kzeni)


    I know via https://wordpress.org/support/topic/add-support-for-seriously-simple-speakers-plugin/ & https://wordpress.org/support/topic/allow-ituneskeywords-rss-element-for-items-to-populate-tags-for-episodes/ that the <category> tag in the RSS feed can be auto-imported into a custom taxonomy & the iTunes keywords can be auto-imported into tags, but I’m looking for something like having the Speakers taxonomy Seriously Simple Podcasting provides via Seriously Simple Speakers where the import always has the same speakers set for the import.

    Also, it’s odd that having the Podcast post type selected still has “Post Category (or Categories)” shown as the label for where you’re actually setting the Series (now labeled Podcast per the recent SSP update.)

    I think it would be ideal if:

    1. Switching the post type has a new set of fields swaps out based on what’s available for that post type (then labeling “Category/Categories” for posts & “Podcast/Series” for podcasts.)
    2. Any/all taxonomies currently available for that post type (speakers, tags, etc. [or whatever a post might also have for taxonomies if/when that post type is selected]) should then have a form field similar to category/series where one can select terms it falls under.
    3. The “Import <category> tags to a custom taxonomy” and “Import keywords from RSS as tags” options that exist now would then be additive to any terms selected for those taxonomies rather than having one setting overwrite the other.
    • Also, having “Import <category> tags to a custom taxonomy” set to tags (there might be a situation where that’s needed) while also having “Import keywords from RSS as tags” enabled would be possible if both of these behaved as additive (the manually selected taxonomies being additive as well; again, making it so no one of these taxonomy settings would overwrite the other.)

    That would greatly improve (if not outright make it possible) having additional taxonomies that might be associated with the episodes being imported able to be set automatically as needed (both in terms of being able to auto-set more than the limited set taxonomies it offers now while also not needing to rely on the RSS feed to provide absolutely everything [per the category/series field already somewhat providing that already where this just expands on that use case.])

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  • Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    Of course, let me know if there’s some way to go about this with filters or some other approach with how the plugin is now.

    My main goal is to have it so the Speakers taxonomy can be manually set when the import is first set up (the rest of those items then being considered to help make that possible or improve that setup.)

    Also, I do have the Pro version of this plugin if this needs to be added & ends up being determined as something only available to Pro customers.

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    Hi @kzeni,

    Thanks for reaching out!
    There’s a filter you can use – podcast_importer_secondline_importer_after_import_current_feed – this will allow you to make customization for each post as it is being added.

    Some of the functionality you’re mentioning is indeed just relevant to the Pro plugin, but we’ll look at improving the support around custom taxonomies.

    I’ll send you more info over email.

    Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    Got it (and thanks for the speedy response!) The filter is helpful to know about, but the issue then is how is that managed where each podcast feed will have its own set of taxonomy terms where that’s ideally not buried within the site’s PHP code whenever one is added/updated/etc. It’d be ideal to have it surfaced in the site admin somehow (at which point might be where the plugin itself needs to be updated to support this as best as possible.)

    I’m thinking that, if this were to be built out with that filter and then having a custom site admin setup, it might take just as long to add it to the plugin natively for a better end result.

    I’ll keep an eye out for email follow-up, but I’ll also be checking here.

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    Makes sense, we’ll look into streamlining this without the use of a filter, and improving the CPT/taxonomy support in the near future.

    Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    Thanks for the update, and I’m happy to hear it’s being considered. I do think this might be something others would look for too (taking a further advancement to automate with as much of the details being fleshed out as possible without needing to rely on the RSS feed for providing everything.)

    I look forward to hearing more in the future. Thanks again!

    Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    Just wondering. What’s the outlook of when one might be able to expect this update to be made available, or is there not currently a planned date for this feature?

    I’m just wondering as the way things are approached on a project of mine may need to be adjusted based on things here soon.

    I’d love to be able to have this done via an official implementation.

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    Hi @kzeni !
    Thanks for following up on this. It’s on the roadmap but unfortunately I don’t have an ETA for when this will be ready.

    We still need to plan exactly how this will look and start the development and testing phase, since this may change a few things for how the plugin works at the moment, so we’re not in a hurry to implement it right now. It’ll be added down the road though.

    Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    I appreciate the prompt response & understand where you’re coming from.

    It may be something we implement via a forked version of the plugin (since we’re looking to get this operational sooner than later while this plugin provides everything else we need) which we’ll certainly look to provide to then be considered for official adoption if things end up with us having this available before it’s officially implemented.

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    Sounds good. I’ll make sure to let you know once there’s a clearer date for it. Either way, feel free to share your implementation if you decide to fork the plugin!

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