Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » Custom Post Type feed creation not working

  • Resolved resoundcreative


    When I try to create a feed for the custom post type (called Communion) on using the Powerpress plugin, no feed URL is created. I’ve been able to create a custom post type feed for another custom post type on this website (called Sermons) without any issue.

    I’ve tried several things to try to fix but none have worked:
    – ensured all iTunes required fields are filled out
    – added and verified an MP3 to one of the posts in this custom post type using the Blubrry Powerpress plugin
    – set up multiple versions of this CPT feed using different slugs and feed names

    I’m starting to wonder if there’s something in the way that this particular custom post type is set up that is affecting the feed creation but I don’t yet have a good plan of how to diagnose that.

    I’ve linked here several screenshots to help diagnose. Any help or ideas would be super super appreciated!

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  • Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    I have asked the lead developer of PowerPress to look at your question. We’ll report back here as soon as we have a response.

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    Hello @resoundcreative

    Sorry for the delay, I have been swamped this week.

    The Post Type needs to be created in a specific way in order to be syndicate-able. The default way a post type is created should be ok, but it only takes one attribute to make the pretty feed URLs to not work. This page outlines the requirements:

    Make sure the post type has the following registered: hierarchical = false, capability_type = post, rewrite = true, has_archive = true or “unique slug name”

    You can still get the post type podcasting to work if the attributes mentioned are not set, it just means you will not have a pretty link URL to the feed. Instead you need to add the appropriate GET URL parameters to achieve the same result. e.g. if the podcast feed slug name is “video-series” and the post type is “video”, then the URL would be

    It is very important that the slug names are unique. If your post type is using the slug name “communion”, then the podcast feed slug has to be different, if they are the same then the permalink structure will not know when to display a page or a feed. I would lave the post type slug (defined by your theme or post type plugin) to “communion” and then create a podcast feed with the slug “communion-series” or “communion-podcast” to fit your naming convention.

    Thanks for using the plugin!

    Thread Starter resoundcreative


    Thanks Angelo! I’ll dig in to the CPT setup and see if I can figure out what’s missing that will then let the custom post type feed work. Stay tuned.

    Thread Starter resoundcreative


    Okay, that worked! I had has_archive=false before and changing to true seemed to work.

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