Forum Replies Created

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Updated and better organized on Github
    https://github.com/alleyinteractive/apple-news/issues/567

    Update: We had issues with the posts above as described. Apple News has not approved us due to those issues. I’ve been in correspondence with an Apple News rep and resubmitted 3 posts without those issues and I expect approval to come shortly.

    The issue is, when we add a photo gallery it is Javascript based and is not compatible with Apple News.

    1. Can you confirm if setting “Enable HTML support?” to YES would have helped this issue?

    2. If not, can you suggest a method of creating a photo gallery that will not conflict? We really need a photo gallery in our posts, but we also need it to be compatible with Apple News.

    3. I am not clear on how setting “Enable HTML support?” to YES will change our experience. Once approved we want to submit 500+ past posts, then following set them to auto, so doing it in the best way is paramount. Can you help us understand how this will help us and the risks associated?

    There are also few questions in the above post we hope you will answer.

    Thank you for your help.

    Thanks Kevin!

    So interesting experience.

    You are correct, our channel has not been approved yet. We had the message, “Submit at least 3 articles so we can see what you’d like to publish.” 2 submitted draft articles have been approved, one is pending.

    As I mentioned, when I clicked on “Sections” I got the message “Unable to fetch a list of sections.”

    Then I attempted to publish a few articles and I got the error “THERE HAS BEEN AN ERROR WITH THE API: WRONG_SIGNATURE”

    I checked the Channel ID and the API Key ID and then readded the API Key Secret. I attempted to publish again and it worked. I can’t imagine I cut and pasted the API Key Secret wrong the first time, but who knows.

    Then I clicked on Sections and the sections were there even though our channel is still not approved. Just FYI. Good!

    So I’ve successfully published a few draft articles, but there are a few problems. I was hoping you’d have some solutions.

    I have the ENABLE HTML SUPPORT set to NO. Would it have helped any of these issues if I had set this to YES?

    1) Here are the examples I published to drafts and their corresponding problems:

    a) PUBLISHED (This has a formatting problem. On the website, there are numbers on the examples within the article (1. 2. 3. 4.) when it was published to Apple News it read (1. 1. 1. 1.), Why would the numbers change from 1234 to 1111?

    https://lacamasmagazine.com/2018/01/anti-inflammatory-foods.html

    The following components are unsupported by Apple News and were removed:
    div
    span
    div
    span
    div

    b) PUBLISHED (At the bottom of the Apple News Article under photo gallery it says “This Slideshow requires JavaScript.” I clicked “ADD MEDIA” then “CREATE GALLERY” Apparently this isn’t going to work for Apple News. Is there another way to do a slideshow within WordPress without using javascript? It probably isn’t good to have the photos missing from the Apple News post.)

    https://lacamasmagazine.com/2018/01/tanner-craig-earns-1st-place.html

    The following components are unsupported by Apple News and were removed:
    div
    span
    div
    span
    div
    div

    c) NOT PUBLISHED (I have a Spotify playlist embedded in this post. The post failed because I had JSON errors set to FAIL. I’ve now set it to warn so I’m curious how it would turn out now. Am I correct in assuming embedding Spotify playlists isn’t going to work for Apple News?)

    https://lacamasmagazine.com/2018/01/happy-new-year-songs-for-new-chapters.html

    The following components are unsupported by Apple News and were removed: div, span, div, span, div, iframe, div

    The following JSON errors were detected and prevented publishing: Invalid unicode character sequences were found that could cause display issues on Apple News: …”

    d) PUBLISHED (Same slideshow error. Apple News article says “This Slideshow requires JavaScript.”)

    https://lacamasmagazine.com/2018/01/camas-gymnastics-team.html

    The following components are unsupported by Apple News and were removed:
    div
    span
    div
    span
    div
    div

    2. THEMES, I am using Default Theme. Is there a theme I can use to make our Apple News Channel look more like a magazine? Right now our posts are all exactly the same in a list with the post and the image on the right side of that post in the list.

    a) I notice on GQ the first image on the page is a Large Image (full width with gutter). Then smaller images. I like this.

    b) CNN varies a lot depending on which section you click you will get different views, there is a large image then it alternates seemingly randomly.

    3) SUBSCRIPTION, National Geographic’s Apple News has a Subscribe option in the Header “Get all the best stories from National Geographic. SUBSCRIBE NOW”. I’d like to have that and connect it to Mail Chimp. Is there any way to have a header on our Apple News channel with your plugin?

    If you have the time and you’d like me to add you as an Editor on Apple News and as an editor on the WordPress site so you can see all this for yourself I’d be happy to. Or if there is some way to send you screenshots and you feel they would be helpful, I can do that as well.

    Thanks so much for your help!

    The videos will not play through this plugin at the moment. Have you found a solution?

    Thanks

    It has been 3 weeks and support has not replied. Have you found a solution to this?

    Did it yesterday! Thanks!

    Excellent plugin! Danke Frank!

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)