Author Topic: <itunes:new-feed-url> not appearing  (Read 3128 times)

mepex

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<itunes:new-feed-url> not appearing
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:17:08 pm »
Accoring to Apple here:
http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html#changing

The correct way to go about changing your feed is to use the <itunes:new-feed-url>.  I've gone through the part in the plugin where it asks for a new feed, and mentions that tag specifically, but if I enter something in that field, save changes, and touch a post, that tag does not appear in the RSS.  I want to use my feedburner feed for my podcast now (http://feeds.feedburner.com/DudesOnHockeyPodcast), but neither the original podPress feed (http://dudesonhockey.com/?feed=podcast) nor my new powerpress feed (http://dudesonhockey.com/feed/podcast) has this tag in it. 

Any ideas?  With no built-in stats collection with PowerPress, I was really hoping I could get feedburner to work.

Thanks in advance,

Mike

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Re: <itunes:new-feed-url> not appearing
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 02:26:50 am »
Mike,

You could try doing a 301 redirect if you have access to your .htaccess on your webserver.

In your .htaccess on your webserver, add a line that says:

redirect 301 http://dudesonhockey.com/?feed=podcast http://feeds.feedburner.com/DudesOnHockeyPodcast

OR

redirect 301 http://dudesonhockey.com/feed/podcast http://feeds.feedburner.com/DudesOnHockeyPodcast

Depending on which feed iTunes returns when you ping itunes from within the plugin.

This will cause iTunes to update to the feedburner feed.

As an alternative to feedburner stats, you could give Blubrry stats a try.   Check out http://help.blubrry.com/blubrry-statistics/  Our stats are very accurate and easy to add when you are using powerpress.

Hope this helps!

-Mike

mepex

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Re: <itunes:new-feed-url> not appearing
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 02:19:27 pm »
Thanks Mike,

I have implemented this 301 redirect.  iTunes still returns the ?feed=podcast link when I ping, but I hope they will switch over soon.

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Re: <itunes:new-feed-url> not appearing
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 05:09:02 pm »
Keep in mind that Apple is notoriously slow in switching feeds. It could take many days before they actually switch the feed.