Support » Plugin: Podcast Player - Your Podcasting Companion » Searching Episodes Not Visible in List

  • Howdy,

    First. I really love your player. Great job!

    Second. We are using the free version. When it comes to the search function, we have noticed that we cannot search for any episodes that are not visible in the list. After we click ‘Load More’ it will then become searchable.
    Is there a way for all the data from the feed be loaded so that all the episodes can be searched without clicking ‘Load More’?
    Thanks for the help!

    Peace

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  • Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi there,

    Thanks for trying Podcast player.

    Can you provide URL of the page where the podcast player is displayed? I will check and try to resolve the issue.

    Thanks,

    Thread Starter sjmwordpress

    (@sjmwordpress)

    Hello,

    We have the player on multiple pages but this one should be good enough to test:

    https://weareonebodyaudiotheatre.org/door-to-door-storytellers/

    I have had co-workers test and the results are all mixed. One co-worker cannot search anything that is not visible in the list. I have tested and get different results on different browsers. On the Brave Browser I cannot even load all the episodes in the feed. But on Chrome I can load everything.
    The other odd thing was searching any titles that started with “The” or “And” It did nothing if the title started with that. But if I eliminated “The/And” I could search in Chrome, regardless of the list being completely loaded.

    So definitely something is not right with the player.

    Thank you for your help.

    Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi there,

    I checked the webpage for mentioned issues. I think You’re right. The problem appears when,

    1. We copy and paste a search term (instead of typing it manually).
    2. When it starts with a word which is available in many titles (i.e., ‘the’, ‘and’).

    I will look into this error and resolve it in the next update (which is due in next two to three days).

    Just to confirm that I identified the problem, can you check the same search term by typing it manually (Not copy pasting). Kindly inform me your findings.

    Thanks,

    Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi @sjmwordpress,

    I have made certain modifications in the plugin to resolve the search issues. Can you please download the modified version from below link? Following steps should help,

    1. Download modified version of podcast player from https://www.dropbox.com/t/vrbulRxHNAoqiByO
    2. Delete existing podcast player from your website.
    3. Install and activate revised podcast player downloaded in above step 1.

    Please check and inform if it is working as expected on your website. I will release official update after your confirmation.

    Thanks,

    Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi @sjmwordpress ,

    I have made changes in the latest update. Please update to the latest version and try again.

    Inform if more help is required on this.

    Thanks,

    Thread Starter sjmwordpress

    (@sjmwordpress)

    Howdy,

    I have updated to the latest version but I am still having issues searching with any extra terms preceding the title such as ‘the’. Those searches still do not work.

    As for the issue with searching the feed without having the entire list loaded, that problem seems to be resolved.

    I also noted that the use of an apostrophe, as in Heart’s, breaks the search and no results are showing. So it would appear that the search is not recognizing certain syntax as searchable criteria.

    Please advise of any updates to be able to fix the remaining issue. Thanks!

    Peace,
    -Albert Saenz

    Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi there,

    I have just checked again. It is working as expected.

    1. Please check that you are using latest version of Podcast Player v4.8.0
    2. Make sure that you have clear all cache from your caching plugin and browser.

    Inform me for more help on this.

    Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi @sjmwordpress,

    You are using some Javascript merge plugin (or a caching plugin). Please purge the cache from that plugin to update your javascript files and reflect new changes.

    Inform if more help is required on this.

    Thanks,

    Thread Starter sjmwordpress

    (@sjmwordpress)

    Howdy,

    Okay, so I cleared out the necessary caching and made some adjustments to an optimization plugin. I then cleared the cache/history from my browsers. I had success. I tested in Windows and Mac and tested in Chrome based browsers and Safari.

    I asked my team (all on Macs) to test the site with very particular testing instructions and to test across two browsers. I asked them completely clear their browsers cache for “all time/everthing” and do the testing.

    Out of 5 testers, not including myself, only 3 had perfect results. One staff member still had the same issues and the search did not work. The fifth staff member had success on one of our players and the other player failed the test. His results were the same on two different browsers. And I verified that they completely dumped their cache.

    So something is still not perfect as I am getting these mixed results from testing.

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Peace,
    -Albert

    Plugin Author vedathemes

    (@vedathemes)

    Hi there,

    It is highly unlikely that it will not work for one of the testers unless there is some error in testing. As same browser and same configuration should always produce same results. Is it possible to create a screen recording of the failed tests? I will check and try to see what went wrong.

    Thanks,

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