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Post Type Catgory Feed
Is there a way that we can get Post Type category feeds? I know a lot of post types have their own categories, which is how ours is done, it would be wonderful if you could support that feature. 🙂 Thanks!
So far what I’ve seen of the plugin, it’s quite excellent, thank you!
Plugin Author Angelo Mandato
If the post type has it’s own taxonomy of categories, then you want to use “Taxonomy Podcasting”. Taxonomy podcasting is very difficult for many to setup, but if you understand taxonomies in WordPress and how categories and tags are simply types of taxonomies, it is not that difficult to setup.
To enable, go to PowerPress settings page, scroll to the bottom section titled “Advanced Options”, check the box for “Taxonomy podcasting” then click save. You will now have a new menu option called “Taxonomy podcasting” on the left sub menu of PowerPress.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I just want to double check, your post type has it’s own categories correct? If it is using the same categories as blog posts use, then you can simply use Category podcasting.
Oh excellent, thank you! So I added a taxonomy, but I think there might be a bug or something isn’t quite working with my theme’s special post types and categories. I added a post type (taxonomy) and category (term) and it looks like it added correctly, but then when it asks for all the podcast information, the podcast URL is using a different term than the one that I had specified. So then I set up a couple more taxonomy podcasts using the same taxonomy, but different terms, and those feed URLs were blank.
On a different note.. how do I create two feeds, using the same taxonomy that I just setup, one for audio and another for video? Whenever I try to duplicate, etc it just pops me in to edit the previously made feed.
The bug I mentioned above, looks like it’s just a bug with the display in the admin. The feed seems to be ok, but the feed URL that is displayed is wrong.Plugin Author Angelo Mandato
How did you create the taxonomy?
Here are the basic instructions: https://create.blubrry.com/resources/powerpress/advanced-tools-and-options/taxonomy-podcasting/
If the taxonomy does not have the rewrite = true option set we cannot generate feed URLs for the taxonomy.
It’s part of the theme and this is the value of rewrite for the taxonomy:
‘rewrite’ => array(‘slug’ => ‘multimedia-archive’, ‘with_front’ => false),
// for the category of the taxonomoy
‘rewrite’ => array(‘slug’ => ‘multimedia-category’, ‘with_front’ => false, ‘hierarchical’ => true)
Sorry for the delay, the forum was undergoing maintenance.
Can you reply with the URL to the taxonomy podcast feed you created in PowerPress? Did you create any episodes yet in that post type with the selected taxonomy selected for that post content?
Also, can you tell me how you created the post type? I believe it needs to be hierarchical = false.
Thank you for your reply! I wasn’t able to get to things until today anyways so it worked out well for your reply 🙂
This is the Audio feed:
I would still like to create a video feed also. The taxonomony is in the theme, but I can copy and paste the code for the taxonomy creation if you would like?
- This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by Rick.
Sorry I must have missed this when the WP forum maintenance was going on.
Is this (http://mountvernonsda.com/multimedia-category/weekly-sermons/feed/) the taxonomy’s feed, or the Podcast taxonomy feed?
I confiremd looking at the source code that http://mountvernonsda.com/multimedia-category/weekly-sermons/feed/ is your taxonomy feed and it is setup for taxonomy podcasting. I also see some episodes in the feed, though only a handful.
Perhaps the only thing missing is the process of adding the media URL in the episode box? Can you explain what challenges you are having now?
Yeah only a couple items since I only recently added your plugin and haven’t gone back and added the older episodes yet.
My problem is that I would like to create two feeds one for audio and one for video so that people can subscribe to whichever they would like to. How do I do that?
Ohh, got it!
Just create a 2nd taxonomy term. Or even better, create a custom post type podcast feed that way you can have a feed that only has podcast episodes in it (no blog posts) which is ideal for iTunes and other podcast directories.
Im sorry, Im usually not this dense. I had created a post type podcast feed:
It has all the blog post info in it. I think my proble is trying to figure out how everything hooks in together and if I can define the audio and video content in the blog post/episode (which Im currently doing, but in my theme’s interface) so I duplicate it into the media, at least the audio file part, but I don’t see a way of defining both media parts, either in a taxonomy podcast type or a post type podcast type within the blog post.
Im a programmer also so Im feeling a bit sheepish even asking these questions 🙂
Sorry this is complicated.
Today I wrote a new page on our documentation to explain the differences. This still needs to go through our copywriter but it should give you enough information to understand the differences. Link: https://create.blubrry.com/resources/powerpress/advanced-tools-and-options/understanding-category-channel-post-type-taxonomy-podcasting-multisite/.
As for using post types, you need to create 2 podcast post types, then when you edit your post type posts, you will see 2 episode boxes for each post type podcast.
Using the post type really helped. Now I have a different issue, not with the plugin, but your advice on how I should handle it.. The audio, was no problem, but I realized the video feed.. our video is youtube uploads.. so how would you handle that since Im pretty sure youtube videos wont play within most podcasting apps and if they do.. how do we set it up so that it will work? Maybe we just need to put the link within the audio feed.. although having two feeds would be best.. or is this even possible?
And thank you again for your time, you’ve been awesome! 🙂
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