Question about RSS Feed

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I am customizing the basic-concept WP theme and have a question about how to include an RSS feed so I can start getting my content into iTunes.

I tried Feed Burner but it sucks for iTunes and cannot get it to work with iTunes (keeps telling me I need a title for my Podcast feed when I already do).

Help!

Mike Hill
#feed #question #rss
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Hi Mike....

    Try this "how to make a podcasst" article from About.com:

    How to Create Your Own Podcast - A Step-by-Step Tutorial on Podcasting
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Hey Kurt thanks for that link... Great stuff!

    Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Okay I now have an RSS feed but when I submit to iTunes it's telling me "We require that feeds include a title"

    How do I fix this?

    Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author n7 Studios
    Hi Mike,

    Not sure how you're creating your RSS feed, but if it's just generated from Wordpress, you're going to need to either edit it or use a plugin to include the iTunes specific data required in the RSS feed (i.e. the title etc).

    Whilst you can see a title in the RSS feed, this isn't the title iTunes reads when you submit a feed for inclusion in the iTunes Store. iTunes uses a number of specific RSS fields.

    Once you've got this sorted, I'd still recommend putting it through Feedburner, and then submitting the Feedburner URL to iTunes, as this'll give you the necessary statistics to see who subscribes / downloads etc.

    Tim.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by n7 Studios View Post

      Hi Mike,

      Not sure how you're creating your RSS feed, but if it's just generated from Wordpress, you're going to need to either edit it or use a plugin to include the iTunes specific data required in the RSS feed (i.e. the title etc).

      Whilst you can see a title in the RSS feed, this isn't the title iTunes reads when you submit a feed for inclusion in the iTunes Store. iTunes uses a number of specific RSS fields.

      Once you've got this sorted, I'd still recommend putting it through Feedburner, and then submitting the Feedburner URL to iTunes, as this'll give you the necessary statistics to see who subscribes / downloads etc.

      Tim.


      Thanks Tim,

      Yeah I just spent the last 30 minutes generating the channel code using iTunes example. Have no clue were to stick that though... Man I feel like a newbie

      Mike Hill
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  • Profile picture of the author n7 Studios
    Hi Mike,

    It's not something I've done before with Wordpress. I would imagine there's a plugin that will make an RSS feed iTunes compatible (and if there isn't, hey, you've got a great market there!)

    Tim.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex_Sysoef
    Mike you can you podPress plugin (just Google it) but if using latest version of WordPress 2.7+ you will have problem with that plugin. There are fixes listed for it here:

    podPress and Popularity Contest Andrew Ozz on WordPress

    It should work after you implement fixes, just like you need it to!
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