Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to podcast paul)
I also want to add I recieved this e-mail when it was all working the first time round, if you click on the itunes store link thats when you get the not avaiable in the uk message
Dear podcast owner,
Your podcast, located at http://feeds.feedburner.com/co/ReDk, has been approved. You should expect to see it on the iTunes Store within the next few hours. When it's available, you will be able to access it with the URL below.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to podcast paul)
You should be aware that the p-word is automatically censored in this forum (just so you don't get confused by the appearance of the asterisks) - this doesn't have anything to do with iTunes.
The feed which was evidently submitted to iTunes was at http://feeds.feedburner.com/co/ReDk - this contains an 'itunes:new-feed-url' redirecting iTunes to http://feeds.feedburner.com/co/Ghpe which appears to be the identical feed.
This is not a podcast feed. Although it contains some 'itunes:...' tags it does not contain the 'enclosure' tags which carry the URLs of the media files and which are necessary for iTunes. Indeed there appear to be no links to media files anyway.
iTunes does not display episodes which have no media files, so consequently your podcast appears empty: this would be sufficient reason for it to be removed from iTunes. (I have of course no idea whether the content of the media files, when they were present, was in itself unacceptable - given the title of your podcast I suppose that's a possibility.)
You have created your podcast in WordPress, so obviously as it was working originally something has gone seriously wrong with the process (which seems to be quite a common occurrence with WordPress), however I can't advise on this. I'm afraid you will have to sort out your podcast so that it is a podcast, with properly formatted media file references, and re-submit it as a new podcast. When you do this you will need to change the title slightly or you will be told the feed has already been submitted (this is an irritating bug in the automated part of the submissions process).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to podcast paul)
hi thanks for answering back.
I doubt it has been deleted as i noted that it had exlipit language in it and it was going well for months and havent heard that is has from apple or itunes.
When you say I have to sort out my podcast so it is a podcast what do you mean, I am a told plank when it comes to stuff like this and dont understand any of it.
I did have to link nay media to it the first time round it just worked and new that my podcast site had a new episode and it appeared in itunes with the links I provided. All i do is add a mp3 audio file to folder called media on my server where the site is hosted on and it worked like as a new post. Because I had nothing to do the first time round I dont know how to fix it.
When you say I have to change it slighty when I submit it to intunes what do you mean? As in change it to what? or can I just make it up and are you talking about in the box beofre I click submit podcast to itunes in itunes software itself?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to podcast paul)
I can't advise on the specifics or WordPress. When you add an episode to your podcast, you obviously have to provide a media file, such as .mp3; this has to appear in the feed within an 'enclosure' tag containing its URL and some other information. Evidently you did this successfully before, but whatever you did more recently has evidently caused the files not to be added, and indeed seems to have removed all the older ones. I'm afraid this is something you will have to sort out within WordPress. I don't know whether they have support, or whether there is a dedicated WordPress forum you could ask for help in.
Once you have got your media files back into the feed you will have to submit it as a new podast. If you keep the same title the Store software will recognize it and tell you the feed has already been submitted (even though the podcast was subsequently removed). To get round this you will have to make a small change to the title so that it looks like a different podcast: you can always change it back once the podcast has been accepted. So so for example your title at present is 'The UK (censored) Podcast' and just entering a hyphen between the second and third, and third and fourth words may well be sufficient. Once accepted you can take them out again.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
ok how do I bring up the RSS feed so i can edit then, I told you i know nothing lol
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to podcast paul)
You shouldn't try to edit the feed directly; you have to make the changes in WordPress and then re-publish: if you make changes in the actual feed I would assume that WordPress will over-write them the next time you add an episode - that's what usually happens with this sort of program.
You need to find out how to add media files to your episodes within WordPress: you did it before, but something you did since has unravelled this, and it's that you need to investigate.
You can view the feed by control-clicking (Mac) or right-clicking on the link above and choosing 'download link' or equivalent. You can then drag the feed onto the icon for TextEdit or another plain text editor in order to look at it, but as I say it's not worth trying to actually edit it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to podcast paul)
Its still strange, as I am not doing anything wrong, I upload the file to my server I make a post and the put the link to the file and it used to work, here is a typical post in the picture attached thats how all of the others are done
This example is actually published thats what I have to do
and what I did in wordpress
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to podcast paul)
Apart from the fact that your File Size field is set to 1 and you don't have anything in the Duration field (though not a good thing, neither should incapacitate a feed) I'm afraid I can't help you - I don't have any experience of WordPress or really know anything about it (except that it seems to cause more problems reported on this forum than pretty well anything else).