Problems with rss feeds not updating
This is called validation, which simply means making sure your feed code is, well, valid.Checking validation is easy, any one of the following sites can help you check and make sure your feed is valid: Some validators get straight into the code and are not necessarily podcast specific (W3C and Feedvalidator), others are specific to podcasts. Take your RSS feed URL and plug it into a feed validation service, and see what comes back. If a feed is invalid, you will see something like the above. Your artwork must meet specific requirements, or , you will have problems in i Tunes (in fact, if you are a new show trying to submit, i Tunes will throw an error on submission if your artwork does not meet their requirements).
If that code is incorrect, the feed can’t work properly. This is Krystal from the Libsyn support team, and we wanted to let you know about an issue many producers are running into – and what you can do to fix it, or avoid it all together.Note, this affects all podcast shows, not just shows hosted as Libsyn. Many of you have noticed that your show is experiencing some strange behavior inside the i Tunes store: Let’s start with the first one, feed validation.Having said that, let’s take a look at what causes these RSS feed errors and how to fix them.The most likely reason for your RSS feeds to show error is poor formatting.This is a simple yet powerful plugin to repair your wordpress RSS feed.
This plugin will help you if you get an error that looks similar to this: XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity Location: Line Number 2, Column 2: -^ If you get this error and have not been able to resolve your feed issues than this plugin is what you need.
So what about that second item on the list, artwork. So let’s roll that beautiful footage: Why the emphasis on the third item on the list?
The reason for the emphasis is that i Tunes doesn’t actually list this one in their specifications.
Feed will determine if your feed is valid or has errors, and also include suggestions and/or warnings.
Some warnings can be ignored, depending on what you are trying to accomplish with your podcast.
A missing line break or an extra tab can break your RSS feed.