Support » Plugin: Seriously Simple Podcasting » RSS Feed Not Updating

  • Resolved Karen Swyszcz

    (@makinthebacon)


    Hello,

    Does the RSS feed update automatically when a new episode is published? I recently published an episode (Ep. 036) a few days ago and the latest episode showing is episode 035.

    Thanks in advance,
    Karen

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support Kelly T.

    (@keleigh824)

    Hi Karen,

    The RSS Feed should automatically update as long as the episode has a podcast (audio/video) file associated with it.

    I’ve taken a look at your site and I don’t see episode 36 on this page: https://makinthebacon.com/blog/podcast/

    Could the episode been inadvertently published as a regular blog post instead of a podcast? or possibly saved as a draft?

    Thread Starter Karen Swyszcz

    (@makinthebacon)

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks so much. I actually didn’t publish a “podcast”. Apologies, for some reason, I assumed that the RSS feed would automatically update once an episode was uploaded and published on the podcasting hosting site.

    Although would this happen if the hosting site was Castos?

    Thanks again for your help!

    Plugin Support Kelly T.

    (@keleigh824)

    When it comes to the plugin integration with Castos, information only goes one way. From WordPress to Castos, so the episode would need to be published within WordPress first, then it gets synchronized to Castos as well for hosting purposes.

    Since you’re using an alternate hosting provider, you would have the extra step of first publishing at your podcast host and then having to publish the episode as a podcast episode and including that audio file link for the podcast file so our plugin knows that it’s a podcast episode.

    Now, this only really applies to your WordPress Podcast RSS Feed generated by our Plugin (https://makinthebacon.com/blog/podcast/) and not your podcast hosts RSS feed. Your podcast hosts’ RSS feed for you would update automatically when you publish your episode there.

    Hope this helps clarify!

    Thanks!

    @makinthebacon You might be looking for what https://wordpress.org/plugins/podcast-importer-secondline/ provides. They say it works with Seriously Simple Podcasting & should kinda just plug in to add that functionality without changing too much of the SSP setup (still just create the podcast in SSP while then creating the scheduled import via Podcast Importer SecondLine after that so that future episodes are added from the external provider a-la a continuous sync/ongoing import.)

    I saw a support forum topic for SSP mentioning this could be something that gets added to enhance its import feature, but that was from 2 years ago and it might be seen as these other options that are out there fill in the gap without needing to build & include it officially.

    Btw, I’m not affiliated with SecondLine at all. Just wanted to share a plugin that might do exactly what’s needed here while also being able to keep using SSP while then seeming to be well-regarded & not add too much overhead for what’s being done.

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