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Proclaim16, Apple changes and the New PowerPress



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In this episode Mike Dell, Lead Support Tech for Blubrry & RawVoice fills in for MacKenzie who is on assignment. Actually, she’s in Nashville at the Proclaim16 conference along with our CIO Angelo Mandato who reports LIVE from Nashville.

 

Proclaim16

News:
Blubrry Community Newsletter is out on the street, so to speak.

Political Podcasts – There is now a plethora of political podcasts for “political junkies” to enjoy. Jen Thorpe over at PodcasterNews has a list of some of the best political podcasts out there.

Proclaim 2016 – Nashville, TN

Angelo and MacKenzie reporting “live” from Nashville.

PowerPress Update:

The current version of PowerPress is 6.3.2.

It includes some updates for required iTunes items such as Explicit tags and quite a few others. Here is the change log:

    • Added import podcast from Squarespace option (thanks Steve for bringing to our attention that importing from Squarespace requires added logic)
    • The itunes:summary tag values can now use CDATA encapsulation. Note updated that may not contain HTML, except for hyperlinks. (Thanks Apple iTunes team!)
    • Added checkbox to enable wrapping iTunes summary values with

    • Added new define option POWERPRESS_FEED_TEMPLATE. (Thanks Ron for the suggestion!)
    • Added new define option POWERPRESS_PREMIUM_GROUPS_PLUGIN, for premium podcasting with Groups plugin commonly paired with WooCommerce.
    • Removed iTunes explicit ‘no’ value from tag. (iTunes change – February, 2016)
    • Updated iTunes recommended image size to 3000 x 3000 saved in a compressed format such as JPG. (iTunes change – February, 2016)
  • Fixed notice message from appearing when using the playlist player (Thanks chefjoef for bringing to our attention).
  • Added width and height attributes to img tag for the HTML5 audio player image. (Thanks Eduard for the patch and information about the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project!)
  • Fixed tab control styling when other themes or plugins use newer versions of jquery-ui.
  • Added dismissable notification message to alert PowerPress users of the latest iTunes changes.


Apple Podcasts Connect:
 Apple changed the way you submit a feed to them to a website based system. We have updated the Podcast Manual with the new information: http://create.blubrry.com/manual/podcast-promotion/submit-podcast-to-itunes/

Blubrry Tip of the Week: (A feature I do at Podcast Help Desk)

Populate your RSS feed setting at blubrry.com if you are not using the blubrry.com feed for your podcast. This gives your listing in the Blubrry directory a way to stay up to date. It also makes it easier for us tech support types to help you troubleshoot any problems you might have.

If you are using blubrry.com for your podcast website, this is not needed and can cause your listing to have duplicates.
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Have you Looked at your RSS feed Lately?



Why is it that podcasters will spend hours editing the content of their podcast but fail to spend 30 minutes one time to make sure that their RSS feed is setup properly. In some cases I blame whole heartedly the service they are on for hijacking the internal data of their RSS feed and not giving podcasters many choices in configuring them.

But in large part we see huge numbers of shows that have simply failed to put the time into making sure that their RSS feed is representing their show as well as their content.

We see massive numbers of shows rss feeds fail validation each and everyday. We see shows that are whole heartedly missing important data many shows have no description, no keywords, no contact information, no titles, no iTunes specific tags etc. The list goes on and the issue is growing each day.

Every year I have posted a state of the RSS feeds as a report I do for the annual Peoples Choice Podcast Awards. This year I would like to see a trend be reversed and quite honestly it would help us and all of the other sites that are syndicating content.

This Saturday I will be doing a online Tech Podcast Round Table event that will discuss RSS in detail and show you what should be in your rss feed and how taking a few minutes to get it squarred away will pay off big dividends. I hope you will join me.

Todd Cochrane
CEO RawVoice

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