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sue

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Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« on: March 30, 2011, 11:40:56 am »
Hi, my podcast feed suddenly stopped updating.  When I go to Powerpress Settings/Feeds and click the validate link next to my feed, I get an error 404:Not Found.
Please help! What can I do to fix this?
I am using version 2.0.1 of Powerpress (and it is activated).
Using Wordpress 2.9.1 (if this is important).
The main RSS2 feed validates just fine.  I have two podcast feeds, and neither one validates.
Here are the feeds:
http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/podcast/?wpmfeedkey=1;292f771b94206b1dd91b4a301f03c5d6
http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/mpeg4/?wpmfeedkey=1;292f771b94206b1dd91b4a301f03c5d6
Thanks for your help!!
Sue

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 05:15:34 pm »
Disable the WishList member plugin, it's designed to notallow media in feeds except for members, which is most likely not the effect you want.

The feeds you reference have the ?wpmfeedkey=1;292f771b94206b1dd91b4a301f03c5d6, which is an encrypted URL specific to 1 member of your signed-in blog. Non signed-in users have the regular feed, which do not have media enclosed. If you want media enclosed available to all users (not just members who pay you) then you can't use Wish List Member plugin. We've wrote a fix for this and have given it to 3 different people now, no one response back to us if it fixes the problem. Along with the fact that Wish List Member folks revoked the license we had to test WishList member with our plugin, we're pretty much at a loss to help you on our end.

Related post: http://forum.blubrry.com/index.php/topic,2651.msg6701.html

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 05:37:38 pm »
Hi Angelo,
Thanks for your response.....interesting (and frustrating) about Wishlist Member.
I have disabled Wishlist Member but I'm still not able to validate my feed.
Does it take some time to take effect after I disable the Wishlist Member plugin?
Here are the new feeds:
http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/podcast/
http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/mpeg4/
Thanks,
Sue

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 02:13:01 pm »
OK, I waited overnight and the feeds are still not working.
Any suggestions? I'm sure it must be something simple....

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 02:30:20 pm »
okay two issues.

http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/podcast/ reports as an empty feed. have you created any episodes using the "Default Podcast" episode box?

http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/mpeg4/ redirects to feedburner feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/wilymanager/m4a?format=xml). Are you sure the feedburner feed is updating correctly?

Last, feed http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/mpeg4/?redirect=no is empty as well.

If you are using a caching plugin, it may be time to reset/clear the cache.

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 03:03:30 pm »
Yes, there are 47 episodes in the default channel (and 42 in the custom mpeg4 channel).

I had previously been using Feedburner (and the Feedburner Feedsmith plugin).
But I have now:
- removed the redirection to Feedburner in Powerpress settings (both channels)
- inactivated the Feedburner Feedsmith plugin
- deleted both Feedburner feeds

I don't think I'm using a caching plugin.

Feeds are still not validating.

If I gave you my wp-admin login information via email would you be able to look? 

Thanks, Sue

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 08:37:09 am »
Please contact me via email, cio [at] rawvoice.com.

Also, I suspect some other plugin is removing your podcast episodes from your feeds. So if you've installed any new plugins before this problem occurred, I would recommend disabling them. When you contact me via email, I will give you instructions how to send me diagnostics which will allow me to test your plugins locally.

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 04:21:40 pm »
Hi Angelo
Can you please confirm that you received my email?
If you didn't get it then I will re-send.
Thanks
Sue

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 10:12:39 am »
Yes, and I took a look at your site and found two plugins suspicious. After taking a quick look at the "Simply Exclude" source and saw how it worked, I decided to disable that plugin first to see if it fixed the problem, and it did.

The way "Simply Exclude" is coded, you will most likely have issues with other plugins and this plugin as well. I would only use the "Simply Exclude" plugin for CMS type WordPress sites, social networking/blog WordPress sites with all the different social networking/podcasting plugins you may add will definitely conflict with what the "Simply Exclude" plugin tries to accomplish.

An SEO plugin that allows you to put "NOFOLLOW" attributes on particular pages may be a better solution than the "Simply Exclude" plugin, if your reason for using that plugin was for SEO.

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 11:39:37 am »
Perfect.
So, just to clarify - it was a combination of problems with 2 different plugins:
1. Wishlist Member (which I have disabled for now although hope to use in the future - will try the fix you provided and let you know the outcome)
2. Simply Exclude (disabled - not critical that I use this plugin)
Thanks for your help Angelo,
Sue
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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 12:15:46 pm »
Hi Anglelo
Just wanted to let you know that I tried the fix you recommended and it works.  I can now use both Powerpress and Wishlist Member together.
As you suggested, I added the one line of code to wp-config.php:

define('POWERPRESS_ENCLOSURE_FIX', true);

The main/default feed, which was previously empty when both Powerpress and Wishlist Member plugins were activated, now includes my mp3 files.

iTunes is still not updating though so I'll have to see what's happening with that (any suggestions would be greatly valued).

Thanks for all your help with this,
Sue


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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 12:19:20 pm »
Oh, one other question.
Now that I have activated Wishlist Member, my feed URL (listed in Powerpress settings) has changed

FROM: www.wilymanager.com/feed/podcast
TO: http://www.wilymanager.com/feed/podcast/?wpmfeedkey=1;292f771b94206b1dd91b4a301f03c5d6

Do I need to update the feed I provided at Blubrry.com for statistics services?

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 02:32:28 pm »
No, and it's important to know that ?wpmfeedkey=1;292f771b94206b1dd91b4a301f03c5d6 is a unique feed for your account provided by wishlist member. IF you sign out and then use the feed URL that your WordPress theme places in the header (if it does that), it will display witout the ?wpmfeedkey=1;292f771b94206b1dd91b4a301f03c5d6 added.

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 02:45:38 pm »
So...maybe this is why my itunes feed isn't updating?
Should I change the iTunes feed to be simply www.wilymanager.com/feed/podcast
and not the longer one?

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Re: Podcast feed suddenly stopped updating and won't validate
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011, 04:42:30 pm »
Correct, you may want to contact iTunes and find out exactly what feed address they are pulling.