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[Plugin: Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin] Change itunes author field to match WordPress (4 posts)

  1. jpleas
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I couldn't find instructions on how to do this, so I poked around the code and sorted it out.

    Default Powerpress = the itunes:author field is drawn from Powerpress settings. This works great if you have a single author, but not so hot when the author varies.

    My hack = the itunes:author field is taken from the WordPress author field. This allows you to set different authors for different podcast episodes.

    Change = wp-content/plugins/powerpress/powerpress.php, line 712 to
    echo "\t\t<itunes:author>" . the_author() . "</itunes:author>";

    WARNING = it is likely that you will have to redo this hack every time that you upgrade the plugin.

  2. Angelo Mandato
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello jpleas,

    This is a great feature. I've implemented it as a new option when editing the feed settings. Below the "Talent Name" box, a checkbox will be available labeled "Use blog post author's name for individual episodes.". When checked, uses the get_the_author() function that you brought to my attention.

    Expect the option in the next version, v0.9.0, which may be available as soon as this evening.


  3. geeks4god
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I checked that box in powerpress and it is not working at all even when I subscribe to my feed manually in Itunes Podcast it still shows up as talent name embassy | this generation and not the pastors/speakers name

    take a look at http://sermons.embassyonline.ca I don't get it what am I doing wrong I am using the most up to date version

  4. Angelo Mandato
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I found the problem in PowerPress, the logic that is in place doesn't work correctly, which is making it default to the iTunes talent name setting. I've fixed the problem with the latest development version, the release should be going out in the next 24-48 hours.

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