I cannot get PodPress to produce a feed that iTunes will accept. I suspect this is because of changes I made to the URL structure of my WP-powered site between the time when I installed PodPress under a temporary URL structure and when I changed the URL structure (‘pointed’ my new domain’s DNS to resolve to the folder of my temporary URL). We all do this– set up a new domain as a secondary domain on a hosting account. Simple.
Now, I figured uninstalling PodPress might remedy the situation. Nope. In fact, uninstalling and re-installing PodPress produces a “new” PodPress installation that preserves all my settings?! Hu?
Again, I installed PodPress and set it up **while preparing my site to go live on it’s own URL**. Meaning I have my PodPress/WP instal running as a secondary domain on (and inside a folder of) an existing URL/hosting account. So the URL structure that PodPress “got friendly with” was http://www.oldsite.com/newsite. Eventually (when I set my DNS and turned the site live to public) the URL changed to http://www.newsite.com. What seems to have happened is that PodPress is now in love with–unable to divorce itself from–my WP installation (even after deleting it), my settings and my old URL structure. Neat hu? This is producing feeds with oldsite.com/newsite links that are dead links.
Now that my domain structure has changed PodPress needs to change too. But it won’t.
Everything with PodPress worked just fine when I set it up under the temporary domain structure. The problem here is the contents of the feed that is outputs: It still contains URL structures that look like this: http://www.oldsite.com/newsite/... (which are now dead links)
My site is putting out this feed which *I think* is being powered by PodPress
Although PodPress is telling me in Feed Podcast settings that it’s putting out this feed:
current Feed URL
… again, using “Feed Podcast” option that is activated and set to output my Podcast category (that I set using the Filter function).
As you can see, that PodPress-created feed is actually dead. Zippo.
Wait. It gets even more screwy! I can see in the XML contents of the http://www.makesocialmediasell.com/category/podcasts/feed/ feed that PodPress is at work on my feed… creating it and inserting my iTunes data. Great! But we can also see that it’s got all kinds of references to greencravers.com/makesocialmediasell/… (the old site URL structure!)… which, of course, iTunes rejects.
Now if you’re still reading THANK YOU. Because I’ve been at this all day and am at wit’s end. Can anyone offer help? Many, many thanks for considering.
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