Author Topic: Podcast episode count is wrong  (Read 1168 times)

livefullyinc

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Podcast episode count is wrong
« on: May 13, 2013, 04:55:46 pm »
Hosting my blog on a WP site with Blubrry plugin. Is there a limit to how many the feed will display/update at a time?

Is anyone else experiencing only 5 episodes posted on iTS?

Is there any way to fix how many episodes are showing on my iTS page? Only 5 max are showing up now, but I have 8 so far. And when people subscribe, they can't access the first 3 episodes anymore. I'd like them all to show up on iTS as each update allows, and to increase the number of overall episodes showing on iTS to 100. Can I do that without messing the feed up?

Should I switch from hosting my media files on WP site? Does the site ever run out of storage space? If so, any (free if possible) alternative recommendations?

WP site:  http://iheartlifeinc.com
iTunes page:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iheartlife/id625779812

Thank you so much for your expertise on this!


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Re: Podcast episode count is wrong
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 05:48:54 am »
The only settings that I am aware of for determining who many posts (episodes) are shown in a feed (presumably including iTunes), are in the PowerPress plugin settings. Go to your WordPress dashboard, then PowerPress / Settings / Feeds. In about the middle of that page there is a setting for "Show the most recent" and then a box to fill in the number of episodes to show. The only other setting I am aware of is in WordPress dashboard under Settings / Reading. If this isn't it, then your issue involves either iTunes itself or something truly technical, both of which I would be totally ignorant of.

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Re: Podcast episode count is wrong
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 01:30:25 pm »
I looked up your listing on iTunes, iTunes is pulling the feed http://iheartlifeinc.com/feed/. That feed is the blog feed, it is a mixture of both your blog posts and podcast episodes. So the problem you are observing is correct, because iTunes only displays the episodes in your feed, the blog posts are excluded.

We recommend in the plugin to submit the podcast only feed to iTunes for this reason.

To increase the number of items per feed for the blog, you need to modify this in WordPress settings > Reading.