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[resolved] Podpress 8.8.10.8 Invalid feed (8 posts)

  1. mikieshow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    iTunes not getting my feed. Feed Validator returns error (four occurrences):
    <price></price> </item>
    I haven't checked off any premium feed stuff in any settings. Any help? Thanks.

  2. mikieshow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    duh, here's my feed doc url:
    http://blog.themikieshow.org/feed/podcast/

  3. mikieshow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This seems to be because of conflict between WPe-commerce plugin and podpress. When I deactivate e-commerce, my feed validates.

  4. ntm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Mikie,

    The WP e-Commerce plugin adds this <price></price> elements to all <item> elements of all RSS feeds.
    The problem is that <price> is no default element of RSS feeds basically the RSS specification allows only a few elements on the <item> level. There would be one exception (I know of). If <price> would be part of an special namespace or module like the iTunes RSS tags then it would be ok to have such an element as part of a RSS <item>. But WP e-Commerce seems not to declare such a namespace in the first part of the source code of the feeds (which would be necessary).

    That is why your RSS feeds were invalid independently of podPress' status.

  5. mikieshow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, thanks, I think I get the gist of what you're saying. I've gone to eShop and that will, hopefully solve it. Should I let you know? BTW, do you have any idea why my blog/rss images aren't showing up in the feeder thumbnail or in the iTunes image either when open the podcast in iTunes (I'm not yet submitted to iTunes, just the subscription from my site.) Thanks

  6. ntm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    do you have any idea why my blog/rss images aren't showing up in the feeder thumbnail or in the iTunes image either when open the podcast in iTunes

    Some feed reader programs are caching the feed information and update them only under some circumstances like when there isa new post in the feed or after a certain time span. The WP e-Commerce plugin interfered with podPress in this matter and prevented somehow the appearance of the RSS image. If you have subscribed to your feed in this moment then there was no RSS image.
    But now the RSS image and the iTunes image are in the feed and they have the right format.
    Open your feed URL in Firefox and you will see that the RSS image is there. (BTW: You may need to clear the browser cache to see modifications.)

    The iTunes client software shows probably no image because your media files doe not contain cover art. The iTunes client software shows only the cover art images (in the list of podcast episodes) which need to be embedded into the media files. The iTunes:image is for the iTunes Store page of your podcast. Each podcast gets such page after it is registered at the iTunes Store.

    Regards,
    Tim

  7. mikieshow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's good news. I shall now, for fun, investigate how to embed the image into my media files. Thanks for responding and keeping open source active. I feel at ease now (that I know it wasn't me :)) I'm no coder but if you ever need a little music, I'll oblige as thanks, don't hesitate.

  8. ntm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    how to embed the image into my media files

    You could use your iTunes client software to do that.

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