Support » Plugin: podPress » [Plugin: podPress] : Permalinks Feed

  • Resolved Fireproofradiator

    (@fireproofradiator)


    Hi All, Read all documentation I can lay hands on and gone through the podPress topics so but I’m having problems with validating feeds and permalinks.

    Basically, I’m unable to validate the feed URL (http://www.thebeatisthelaw.com/feed/podcast/) unless I change the permalinks to ‘default’, but all the links on the site are static so that means that they don’t work when I do this. I’m not too keen on having to go through all the php and update the links and surely it’s not the case that everyone has to have unfriendly URLs if they want to podcast? Have I missed something? I’ve changed back to the custom structure ‘/%category%/%post_id%/%postname%/’ for time being.

    I’ve got file permissions as 644 – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-podpress-podpress-problems – and I’ve heard tell of a ‘?feed= workaround’ but haven’t been able to dig up any detail.

    Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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  • Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    Hi,

    momentarily the problem of the feed http://www.thebeatisthelaw.com/feed/podcast/ (or http://www.thebeatisthelaw.com/?feed=podcast which is the same) is that it does not contain any posts. That is why it does not validate.
    When you publish your first post with a media file which was attached with podPress this feed will contain this post and the feed will most likely be valid.

    As long as you use a non-default Permalink setting (and no custom RewriteRules in you .htaccess file) the feed is reachable via both URL schemes. You do not need to switch the Permalink setting. Also your observation is right: the results of the validations with both URLs is different. I can’t explain why there is a difference but when you publish a post and attach an episode with podPress both feeds will probably be valid.

    BTW: I don’t know why a lot of the internal links of your blog are hard-coded in a certain URL scheme. But there are functions like get_permlink() which return the URL e.g. of a post or a page always in the current Permalink scheme.

    Regards,
    Tim

    Tim, you’re a star. Looking through all the pages of topics on Podpress you must have spent hundreds of hours providing gratis support for this plugin. Just want to say on behalf of all the users it’s really appreciated.

    Cheers

    Rob

    Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    Thank you Rob!

    ntm,

    I think I’m having the same problem with my brand-new podcast at http://www.edvancers.com. Would you be willing to help me out, too?

    http://www.edvancers.com/?feed=podcast won’t validate. 🙁

    Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    @sdlimbert:

    The problem in you case is different.

    The feed with the slug name podcast is not active. Go to Feed/iTunes Settings of podPress and activate this feed in the section podPress Feeds. Afterwards save the Permalink settings.

    Regards,
    Tim

    I am not sure I understand… and I’m usually good at this stuff. 🙂

    The settings page is confusing. There is a section at the top of the page labelled Settings for the default Feeds and a setting at the bottom labelled podPress Feeds. I was working only in the top section since the feeds in the bottom section seem to be “extra.”

    Am I confused?

    Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    You are right about podPress Feeds being additional to your blog. The podcast feed (http://www.edvancers.com/?feed=podcast) is an additional feed to your blog and it only exists as long podPress and this feed is active.

    The default feeds of a wordPress blog are e.g. http://www.example.com/?feed=rss2, http://www.example.com/?feed=atom or http://www.example.com/?feed=comments-rss2. Default feeds are also category feeds or author feeds. You can read about these feeds here: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds#Finding_Your_Feed_URL

    The first section contains the settings for these default feeds. These feeds contain the posts which contain podcast episodes and post which have no episode attached.
    The podPress Feeds contain only post which have an podPress attachment.

    But podPress adds to all (RSS) feeds these iTunes tags and gives you the possibility to customize some elements in the feeds.

    You can use one of the default feeds as your podcast feed. You can use it also at the iTunes Store. The store page and the iTunes client software will show only the post with an podcast episode.
    But you could use http://www.edvancers.com/?feed=podcast. The advantage to use such an additional feed is that you can customize it more.

    Regards,
    Tim

    So, if I understand what you’re saying, then the plain, old site feed (http://www.edvancers.com/feed/) should be sufficient for iTunes, right?

    If that’s the case, then I think I’ve managed to set something wrong while trying to “fix” things. Is there a set of online docs that illustrate the “basic” settings one would use to set PodPress to send a podcast to the iTMS?

    Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    So, if I understand what you’re saying, then the plain, old site feed (http://www.edvancers.com/feed/) should be sufficient for iTunes, right?

    Yes. It should be sufficient. Although I have to say that I have tested that myself only with the iTunes client.

    Guides which are not specifically for podPress users are the iTunes Podcasting Resources – Making a Podcast and the FAQs: For Podcast Makers. These pages contain also deeper explanations for the the iTunes tags settings which you can find in the podPress settings.
    Have you read the podPress FAQs?

    Basically you should fill out all fields in the section Settings for the default Feeds. If you have done that and if you have published your first episode then you can register a feed at the iTunes Store.

    Regards,
    Tim

    Wow… this is really frustrating.

    I have set the Settings for Default Feeds several times. There’s nothing complicated there at all… and I’m pretty sure I’ve done it right.

    Right now the plugin is generating a podcast URL of http://www.edvancers.com/?feed=podcast and iTunes is not recognizing it when I paste it into the “Subscribe to feed…” window.

    FeedValidator is kicking out a 404 error: http://www.feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http://www.edvancers.com/?feed=podcast

    At this point I’m ready to offer to create an admin account for someone if they’re willing to try to work things out.

    Any takers?

    Could my Permalink settings be the culprit?

    Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    Could my Permalink settings be the culprit?

    Yes. Save the Permalink settings again. (Don’t cange them. Only save them again.)

    I have been re-saving them all throughout this trouble-shooting process.

    Plugin Author ntm

    (@ntm)

    Does one feed in the podPress Feeds section has the slug name “podcast”?
    Is this feed active? (There is a check box called “Activate Feed”.)

    That feed does exist and it is not active.

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