Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to rudynicole0131)
That URL leads only to a page, not coded properly as a feed, which says: 'This site is private. Please get the RSS feed url from the site.' The site linked to requires a login.
Is this your podcast? -
This comes from a feed at
however this feed is lacking the itunes declaration in the second line:
<rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" version="2.0">
and has no 'itunes:...' tags necessary to show the data you want.
This page includes a sample basic feed so you can see what one should look like:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
This is my podcast. I applied tags to the feed on the blog site. I think I am confused where I need to apply the tags. Furthermore, I do I get the itunes declaration on the second line. Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to rudynicole0131)
As checked before, the feed is at
The string 'itunes' does not appear in this feed. Please control-click on this link and download the file: drag it to the TextEdit icon to examine the coding.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks again. I don't know which textedit you are referring too. Plus , can I change it once I find out which one? Thanks again
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to rudynicole0131)
You are making your feed in Posterous: I'm not familiar with it but as it's hosting the feed I doubt you can amend it manually. Posterous is not making a properly constructed podcast feed, and I'm afraid I can't advise on how you could go about correcting it. As things stand at the present your episodes will show OK but the artwork, duration, author and any other itunes specific tags won't show.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks, I was able to add tags in posterous but they have not showed up. I did change it from private to public. Do you recommend a blog site that will work better. Thanks again
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to rudynicole0131)
Libsyn seems to be OK, though it comes at a cost. Blogspot can work OK but there have been similar problems. WordPress is OK if used with the PodPress plugin. Note that you will need to make arrangements to move the Store to using the new feed, which may cause you difficulties - please see this page:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to rudynicole0131)
Thanks for all the help. Question: do you think with me applying the tags yesterday on posterous that it could take a few days? The tags were added in the blog site; however, I only apply some tags not all. What do you think? Thanks again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to rudynicole0131)
do you think with me applying the tags yesterday on posterous that it could take a few days?
I wouldn't have thought so, but I don't know anything about Posterous. Having added the tags, did you re-publish the feed?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 4:37 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
No I didn't. ITunes inform me that the feed already exists when I try to use it again. Last night I added the tags to txt editor in posterous to c hours that work. I was just added to the section that was made for tags in posterous
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 4:47 AM (in response to rudynicole0131)
You don't have to resubmit the feed, just updating it will do and that's what I meant. However Posterous has made a right mess of things - it's added your tags as if they were text intended to be displayed. This looks messy and won't do you any good at all.
I suspect that Posterous is simply not capable of procucing a proper podcast feed, but you could try asking their Support (if any) if there is in fact a way of doing this properly.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks for your help again, I have the artwork up now. I sent the feed through feedburner and was able to add the artwork to it. However, I am unsure how I will be able to individulize each project know. With me uploading a new project to the same blog page, how do I apply different description and etc. to the feed? I may not be making sense but I am trying to explain this to the best of my ability. This is my new feed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to rudynicole0131)
You have managed to get the Store to recognize the Feedburner version of your feed and things are now looking a bit better. The overall entry for the podcast, and each episode, have their own 'itunes subtitle' and 'itunes:summary' tags. When you set up an episode there should be somewhere you can enter the data for these so that you can have individual entries for each episode.
The 'itunes:subtitle' appears in the line with the episode and should be kept to a few words or it will be truncated. the 'itunes:summary' appears when you click the 'i' button which appears when you select an episode. This can be much longer, but don't include any html. You can have paragraph returns, but keep to plain text or things will look messy. Don't use an ampersand ('&') as it causes problems - if you want to have one, substitute the code
Otherwise avoid odd characters, in particular don't copy in 'curly quotes' from a word processing document.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Should I be able to enter the data for each episode in garageband (where I create and mixdown the project), on the blog site where I upload the project, or on feedburner where I was able to upload the photo. On feedburner, I was able to add the photo and a description; however, I feel this is just for the overall podcast not episodes. You told me that you are not real sure with posterous, but do you think if I add the tags there will the feed and itunes reconigize them? Thank you again. I think I am almost there. lol