Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » Having an issue withmy post type podcast feed

  • Resolved Blacksheep2010


    Hello, I am having an issue with my new custom post type feed. Everything works as far as the feed is concerned, and posting correctly on the page. It even functions correctly on the Admin side as well. So the issue isn’t really with the custom development part. My entire project was to mainstream the relaunch of my podcast to it’s own custom post type on the backend so it would have it’s own devoted section. Everything works except that it isn’t the default feed. I now have two separate feeds.

    The problem I am having is that I can’t get it to coincide with the my main original feed and I think this why the new episodes aren’t syncing with iTunes as a result.

    It shows up as a separate feed like a brand new podcast. If I may get some help with resolving this issue, I would appreciate someone taking a look and explaining the correct way to set this up.

    Here is the link to the original feed:
    Here is the link to the custom post feed:

    And here is a link to the actual front end page where the new podcast resides:

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  • Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    Post type podcasting creates its own feeds separate from the default PowerPress feed you were using before. The best thing to do at this point would be to create a 301 redirect from the URL of the old podcast feed to the URL of the new feed. This page has instructions that can help with the process:

    Changing your podcast RSS feed address (URL)


    Thank for your reply. Right after I posted that, I found a thread on your support forums from a user trying to combine the original podcast feed of a client to a custom post type who wanted the same outcome as me. You personally responded by bringing the developer into the discussion. I’m assuming because until then you hadn’t probably had too many requests if any that wanted this.

    Maybe you remember? The developer actually informed the OP that there currently was no other way way besides the 301 redirect, which makes sense now After I read it. He left the link to the same exact article which I read have already employmented the redirect.

    The question I have now is: I have also read that in addition to the 301 redirect, I also need to place the iTunes redirect tag into the new feed so that iTunes subscribers and the iTunes xml sever process is also updated. The problem I am having is that through powerpress, for the life of me, I can’t find my rss feed on my server and I am almost positive I’m hosting my own rss because the address structure shows where it would be located but I can’t find it and there is nothing in the forum telling me where I can find it and how I can edit my actual rss feed to include the tag. I can’t put it in until I find the file to edit. Is it actually necessary? This is an old feed that still works even after not updating the feed in over two years. It’s updated the info and images. Maybe I update the tag through powerpress settings? If so can you direct to the area in the settings to get iTunes to see the changes?

    Can you help me with that. Thanks again for your response

    Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    You’ll actually want to put the iTunes new URL tag in the original feed, not the new one. Most likely, the 301 redirect will take care of your iTunes Store listing but having the new feed URL tag never happens. You can find settings for the tag by going to PowerPress >> Settings, Advanced Mode >> iTunes >> iTunes New Feed URL. Just enter the new feed URL into the box and click the Save Changes button.

    Thank you very much, I’ll do that now and wait a few days to see if it updates iTunes. As of earlier this morning, there has still been no update to my iTunes podcast feed. Not the regular listing nor my subscribers listing either.

    The part that is bothering me is that the iTunes subscribers listing is supposed to be updated immediately because it checks the feed constantly where the regular listing is subject to the iTunes overloaded podcast index being spidered randomly.

    I did 301 redirect yesterday and I’ll perform the iTunes tag now and I’ll wait 48 hrs to see if we have any success, so please hold off on changing this to resolved until I can verify the new working feed.

    While I wait, can you tell me if there is a direct way to edit the rss feed outside of Powerpress interface. Sometimes there is a need to be able to have access to the feed outside of the plugin interface.

    Thank you for the continued support.

    Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    You can’t manually edit RSS feeds created by a WordPress site (Including PowerPress feeds). WordPress creates everything dynamically as opposed to using static files. That’s why when you go to a WordPress site, you don’t see any pages that end in .html or .xml.

    Hello again,

    Id appreciate some more input When I go to put in the iTunes tag to redirect it to the new custom post feed, it warns me that doing so will be permanent. I want to make sure I am not destroying my old feed.

    Obviously the 301 redirect either hasn’t taken place yet or isn’t working correctly, and so I may have to do this to get iTunes to accept the new feed change. I want to make sure if I am doing this, that will not just start indexing the new episodes but that will pull over the other 70. Is that what is suppose to happen?

    My new feed url again is: and it does show the new epiode. This is the right feed to place in that entry field, right. Not the old original feed, right?

    Thanks for the clarification. I don’t know why I didn’t know that since I am doing a lot of my own custom development but, yes, this makes complete sense because everything is served dynamically across many templates.

    I still need clarification on the last post.


    Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    When you redirect a feed, you’re telling iTunes (and all other podcast clients that are using the feed address) that the feed now exists in a new place. This doesn’t carry over information from the old feed. If you need the episodes from your old feed to be in the new feed, you’ll need to include them in the new feed.

    Got it, so if I want to include the podcasts, I have to upload them all through the new custom post type interface I built.

    So then the part that doesn’t seem to be working, right is that I am subscribed to the podcast, there has been one update, which is an old episode Ep70. The entire listing of all the old episodes is still showing up o the Itunes store and in my subscription. The new podcast episode (which is Ep71) has not shown up yet which leads me to believe, the 301 has not taken effect yet.

    Secondly, what happens to the old feed, it just resides on it’s own and never gets updated again? And how do people know which is the correct podcast listing in Itune? Will there be two?

    Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    Your old feed will still exist but as long as the 301 redirect is in place and working, no one should ever see it because, if they land on it, their browser (or other web client) will automatically send them to the new feed. And there will only be one listing in the iTunes Store, not two.

    I checked your iTunes Store listing and it’s still working off of the feed. I tested the old feed URL in Google Chrome and it didn’t forward to the new feed. You should check to make sure you set up the 301 redirect correctly.

    Shawn, thanks for checking the new feed, I was about to check myself and do it cognito so I determine if it was a caching issue. You checking clarifies that.

    Since there isn’t a way to add an attachment, I took a screenshot of my 301. I can’t see anything wrong but I thought I should have you take a look. I am not sure why it isn’t taking effect. Should I go ahead and use the iTunes Tag at this point? After that, I’m not sure what else I can do.

    Here is the link:

    Don’t know why it didn’t display the link but here it is again:

    The only thing I can think of is to add is a wildcard option.

    When I look at the old feed, It has been cleared. There are no posts but the feed is still live and iTunes is not updating so something has clearly changed but I’m not sure what went wrong.

    Sometimes when you get stumped your brain stops functioning rationally lol. I think after taking a look, I did screw up the redirect. The domain is already set so I think because I placed the feed in the way I did, it is reading the old feed as And I think this might be the issue. I went ahead redid the 301 but because the / is at the beginning, only put in /feed/podcast and then redirected it to the new feed to:

    I think this will fix it because if not, I’m stumped.

    Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    Are you using a WordPress plugin or something provided by your web hosting company to create the redirect?

    I am using the 301 redirect from the cpanel of my web hosting company

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