Excluding a post from the rss feed in prep of podcast (4 posts)

  1. TonyWright
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi there,

    This weekend I'm about to add my first podcast to http://www.rapnews.co.uk

    As I understand, people can subscribe to my podcasts by adding the standard rss2 url to their podcast software eg itunes or juice. This will enable all posts with mp3 content (podcasts) to be identified and downloaded.

    The thing is, there's been a few recent posts with a couple of mp3 files or movie files linked in the main post. At the moment, these are displaying on the list of podcasts when I add my rss2 url to juice/itunes etc.

    To avoid this, which I want to do so that when the first podcast goes live, it looks like the first without the random .mov and .mp3 stuff from yesteryear also being picked up by itunes/juice, I'm assuming I need to exclude the specific posts containing that stuff from the rss feed.

    I tried doing this by adding a value of 'no' to the relevant posts, and altering the rss2 as instructed at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/39698?replies=9

    This didn't seem to work. So, does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. TonyWright
    Posted 9 years ago #


  3. manstraw
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Off the top of my head, I would do a couple of things.

    One, remove all the rss links from your theme.

    Two, set a special category for your podcast mp3's that you want to show up.

    Three, go to feedburner.com, and set up an rss feed *for the one category only*.

    Four, put the link to your new feedburner rss feed in your theme, and tell people this is the way to get your podcasts.

    For an example of what this would look like, visit http://jonathancoulton.com (was down when I check, hopefully back when you read this). He has a feedburner rss feed just for his 'Thing a Week' category.

    If you're not sure about a specific step, just ask.

  4. manstraw
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, you don't need feedburner to do sort of the same thing. So if you're antifeedburner, you could manually build the custom rss feed right into your theme (easier to do now with widgets). It's a matter of your preference, and if you want what feedburner offers.

    The url for a feed for only one category would be like this 'wordpress/?feed=rss2&category=Uncategorized'. Substitute your category of course.

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