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  • Moderator James Huff


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    To podcast easly you need WP 1.5

    Just write your post

    near the bottom half of the admin page you will see a form to add an enclosure
    Look here :

    In the form write
    – the ful MP3 url
    – the number of bits of the file
    – audio/mpeg

    You’re done

    I podcast without an,y problem from my wp blog at

    Yeah, well I’ve upgraded to the latest build and I don’t have that option. Is it something I have to turn on somewhere? I don’t get it.

    lofistl: Make sure you’re in advanced mode when writing/editing a post.

    I’m a bit confused,

    I just upgraded to the latest 1.5 build, and in the custom fields of the advanced write page I only have two input boxes (no pull down w/enclosure, lik in the example above”

    I only have a box for ‘key’ and ‘value’

    How do I use this to include an enclosure for podcasting.

    Thanks . . . Scott

    I may have figured it out but typing – enclosure – in the key box, and adding the link to the mp3 file in the value box then clicked the submit button.

    I now have a pulldown available in custom fields, but after publishing the post, where does the enclosure go, where is the link to the rss.

    I am totaly lost here can you tell?

    Thanks . . . Scott

    This option is not available like your jpg shows. I upgraded from 1.2

    I have the same thing as the other person stated, no option except the ability to provide “custom fields” and I am in advanced mode.

    I am sad to see that WP1.5 does not support podcasting or enclosures easily…. or have any info to help us figure out what to do.

    I guess I have to add back the hack I had in 1.2.

    You have to enter enclosure into the key field, and then the information into the value box. Just because it’s not there by default does not mean it cannot be done.

    Im not sure its working, but I followed the suggestion from this link:

    He says to paste the url link to your mp3 file into the blog post and the software finds it and recognizes it. Now looking at my blog, you just see the url line (see my bog here
    It looks like it isnt working because its not highlighted(?), yet when I go the the advanced mode on the admin page (as discussed above in this post) I see the information entered into the ‘key’ and ‘value’ boxes. So something is happening automatically…but is it working.
    I ran the html path to the rss2.php and tried to add it to live bookmarks in Firefox, but I get an error – “Live Bookmark feed failed to load.”

    Also I ran the feed debugger at and error says: “The file does not contain valid XML”

    Would someone please advise how to proceed from here? I am not a programmer. Thanking you.

    update from last post: got it to work
    just had to embed the player for the final step.

    Well folks…

    I have 1.5 (new clean install) working as it is supposed to.
    I used the “link” process described above and WP automatically sets up the enclosure tag with all the info correctly so I assume that I am “podcasting!”

    I am using iPodder to try to test my feed and am not successfull. iPodder log tells me:

    … couldn’t fetch or parse; exception class ‘SAXParseException’ “

    My link in the blog is correct because when I click on it in my browser, I can open the mp3

    Like I said before, WP seems to do the “enclosure” thing correctly like others in this thread mentioned…

    I put the following string in the “add feed manually field in iPodder:

    This is where I think I have the problem. None of the other items subscribed to look anything like this.

    Can anyone clue me in? I have tried for a few hours to figure this out to no avail…



    Moderator James Huff


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    alrighty…here is my question…

    I’ve posted in my blog and at the bottom of the post I added a link to a test mp3. Then I proceeded to go to the advanced portion and add enclosure then the link to the mp3 (again?) as well as the file size and media type.

    I also, on my sidebar, posted a link to my rss2.php feed that is dedicated to my podcast category.

    NOW WHAT?!

    The feed works. but it just shows my post with the link at the bottom. What I don’t get is…what is supposed to happen?

    Also, to confuse myself even more, is it possible to add a podcast to a differetn section? NOT a post? I’d like to keep my blog and my podcasts separate and not sure if 1.5 supports that. please help, you can email me through my site otherwise i’ll wait patiently and confused by my keyboard 🙂

    Thanks for the pointer MacManX. That is the resource I used to get into my current state :>

    One interesting note: I didn’t take the step of “Then I proceeded to go to the advanced portion and add enclosure then the link to the mp3 (again?) as well as the file size and media type.” as joeytrimmer did but it showed up there anyway by itself as buddha has reported.

    When this is all settled, someone (me?) needs to adjust some of the details in the codex article on Podcasting that MacManX referred to. There are a couple of confusing statements, at least confusing to me. BTW the codex is a GREAT resource.

    I don’t see how this page answers the questions of the specific error I’m receiving in iPodder – it looks like it can’t get the podcast or parse it correctly for some reason… Or, why I have to put my full URL in the “Subscribe to manually” area instead of some title of the podcast as it appears others have done.

    I don’t understand the instruction in the codex article that says that there is one other thing that I have to do and that is:

    “You need to make your RSS2 feed available – put a link to wp-rss2.php somewhere on your page:

    I have done this as you can see on my blog home page at:

    As you can see the wp-rss2.php file is in the root dir of the website. This works, I think, as it brings me to the page with that looks like it is the rss feed page. It shows “all” the blog entrys.

    Notice that the words “Link to the File” in my test entry are not an active link but if you go to the home page, they are. Also note that if you look in the “Archive ” section, the same blog entry has no active link attached to those words. I would think that this is a problem and may provide a clue to why things are not working.

    Notice I did say “MAY” provide a clue. In the ignorance I may just be embarrassing mmyself by making such an observation.

    Any way, things are still not completely working and I’m not completely Podcasting as others are. I must be missing some critical step somewhere…

    Thanks, again, for your help. Once I get this fixed I promise I’ll contribute a complete step-by-step in the codex.


    In order to get your podcast published, do the following:

    When in the Advanced posting mode, go to the bottom section, labeled “Add a new custom field to this post”.

    Where it says, “Key”, type “enclosure”.
    Where it says, “Value”, enter the URL of the MP3 you wish to podcast.

    Publish your post and try refreshing your iPodcasting tracker. The podcast should show up!

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