Support » Plugin: Podcast Importer SecondLine » Allow itunes:keywords RSS element for items to populate Tags for episodes

  • Resolved KZeni

    (@kzeni)


    I have a site using Seriously Simple Podcasting which is then importing a podcast RSS feed (currently on FeedBurner) using this plugin.

    I would love to see the feature added where the itunes:keywords RSS feed element within each item (podcast episode) gets that comma-separated list parsed and turned into the Tags (post_tag taxonomy terms) for that episode upon import.

    SSP simply uses post_tag so it’s entirely possible that this functionality would help with other setups/plugins as well.

    At that point, I could see it added as a checkbox when creating an import so existing setups wouldn’t get interrupted or have them wanting to manually manage tags have this get in the way of things (though it being the default of being enabled for newly created imports would make some sense since it kinda just seems like a more thorough import than before with this added where most would simply want it to be as fleshed out & accurate to the RSS feed as possible.)

    Hopefully, this makes sense & I didn’t overlook anything. It also might not be the most involved update to make, from what I can tell. Thanks for the great plugin!

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  • Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    Btw, I could also see this optionally having a listing similar to the Series selection when creating an import just in case an RSS feed doesn’t have itunes:keywords for each item where it’d just be used for any episode imports for that podcast.

    At that point, I could see that Tags selection (similar to podcast category/series) while then having a checkbox of automatically populating the tags based on itunes:keywords. The list of tags could still be shown as they could be additive… you have your default tags, and then the RSS-based tags get added in on top of those, if you so choose to enable that (then being able to not select any tags manually if you just want the tags from the RSS feed.)

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    Hi @kzeni,

    Thanks for using our plugin and for reaching out!
    We’ll work on adding that option.

    There are a couple of minor drawbacks, though –
    First, the itunes:keywords tag is officially deprecated. (although still being used by many feeds)
    Second, some people use those as categories rather than tags, but we’ll try to make this as flexible as possible.

    Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    I suppose it could be a case similar to choosing the tag for the content where you choose which of those to pull from.

    I think that makes sense where a selection for a taxonomy could be made to then have it populate either via a specified element in the RSS feed or have it pre-selected manually from the import screen (similar to the way the series selection is done where it has the terms output which could be selected.)

    I do have hopes for this to allow for multiple taxonomies to be defined as some might use both categories & tags, tags & a custom taxonomy (such as Speakers from Seriously Simple Podcasting’s add-on), or maybe more.

    Thanks for the quick response!

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    Got it. Should be available soon.
    When you’re saying multiple taxonomies – are you referring to import the itunes:keywords tag into different taxonomies or setting up custom imports?

    Thread Starter KZeni

    (@kzeni)

    I was referring to importing multiple other types of content associated with a podcast/episode. I don’t really see the same type of content being inserted into multiple spots (other than the possible need of one plugin wanting to use tags whereas another might want to use categories for that same content.)

    Plugin Author SecondLineThemes

    (@secondlinethemes)

    I see, thanks for the clarification.
    If you can share a couple of examples or other use-cases, it might help shape the feature we’ll end up working on.

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