Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » Any plans to add rel=”payment” Support?

  • Overcasts supports the rel=”payment” tag for the donate button. All you would need to do is add rel=”payment” to the donate links PowerPress already generates to add the $ icon to all PowerPress podcasts in the Overcast app (and any other that support rel=”payment”)

    For more on adding this, see https://overcast.fm/podcasterinfo

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  • Plugin Author Angelo Mandato

    (@amandato)

    Hello @neovita,

    PowerPress supports this already, you need to manually edit your blog post source to add the tag. Once it’s there it will be included in your syndicated feed’s <content:encoded> (show notes).

    The Donate Link feature in PowerPress adds a XML tag to the <channel> level of your RSS feed. It is not the same as the donate link in the show notes. It is intended for applications to display a donate link within the program level view or the top level view of a program, where-as this donate link attribute is for adding donate links to show notes.

    You can add this tag by editing your blog post, switch to the “text” editor then add rel=”payment” to the <a href="...">link text</a> that you wish to add it to.

    There are no plans to add support for this in the current visual editor as it will be changing very soon (WordPress 5.0 is coming out with a new editor experience called Gutenberg). Once Gutenberg is released and it appears to get wide adoption we may look at adding an integration. Regardless, no matter what version of the editor you use, you can simply switch to the “text” mode and add the attribute manually.

    Thanks,
    Angelo

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato

    (@amandato)

    Hello Thomas,

    Did you figure out how to add the rel="payment" to your blog posts with the WordPress editor?

    Thanks,
    Angelo

    I know how to do it. The challenge is that I would need to do it manually every episode and I am not willing to add that as a step to my workflow. It would be much easier if there were a way to insert it automatically via the system already in PowerPress.

    If you add rel=”payment” to the XML link, it should work in the PowerPress app.

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato

    (@amandato)

    Hello Thomas,

    One thing we could do is append a donate link to the bottom of your blog post content. It could be wrapped into a set of links that are appended to every episode that includes subscribe links as well as the donate link. Again though, this would append to your blog post which may not be what you are looking for.

    Keep in mind that the rel=”payment” needs to be found in the links you provide in the value of the <content:encoded> tag. The podcast apps are looking for the links within the content:encoded. The <content:encoded> is the HTML version of your show notes and would have the <a rel="payment"> tag. Adding it to the <rawvoice:donate> feed tag would not work.

    Thanks,
    Angelo

    Could you append it to the end of “Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed” so it would read: “Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed | Donate”

    If you added that I would love to have you on the Creative Funding Show to talk about the feature. I would also connect you with my contacts at Patreon to see if they would promote the feature as well.

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato

    (@amandato)

    Hello Thomas,

    The “Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed” you speak of is on the web pages, not in the feed. Appending there would not help podcast apps as they are looking at the feed not the web pages. It is a good idea to add to the link for the pages though!

    I am doing some experimenting to see how we can incorporate it into the show notes tastefully.

    Thanks,
    Angelo

    What about appending a text line at the end of the feed that says something like: Original | Share | Subscribe | Donate

    Original would link to the post’s permalink
    Share would link to the social share interface (if they have blubrry hosting otherwise not available) or you could link to a 3rd part social share service like addthis or sharethis.
    Subscribe would link to the subscribe page designated in PowerPress
    Donate would link to the donate link designated in PowerPress

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