RSS feed to itunes problem
Lizzie Macauley-Lewis writes:
"I am trying to create an RSS feed on the commons using the powerpress plugin for my podcastproject. While attempting to connect my RSS feed to itunes I keep getting a generic error notification.
The bluberry / powerpress FAQ suggest that the error is caused http vs. https - could that be the issue, as everything else has checked out correctly. Screen shots of the error message and the FAQs are attached.
Submitted from: https://ancientarchny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2018/09/07/episode-1-from-the-appian-way-to-broadway/"
#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 8 months ago
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Here's a recent support thread describing similar problems: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/submitting-to-itunes-and-feed-validation-error/
It sounds like it'll be necessary to reach out to Apple to get more information on why the submission is failing. (I checked HTTPS issues as well as HEAD requests, which were both mentioned on the thread, but they're working as expected, so it must be something else.) Since Lizzie is the owner of the podcast, I'd suggest that she use the Contact Us link at the bottom of http://itunespartner.apple.com/en/podcasts/overview to state that her podcast submission is failing, and to ask for more information about the failure.
#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 7 months ago
- Status changed from Reporter Feedback to In Progress
Wow, that's a new one. Here's the list of compatible authorities: https://itunespartner.apple.com/en/podcasts/faq#67333021
It just so happens that GC IT is in the process of reworking the SSL infrastructure for sites like the Commons, a reworking that will involve a switch to LetsEncrypt, which is supported by Apple. I'll ping Lihua to see how that process is moving along, and to confirm that the main Commons certificate will be switched over. If so, then the current issue is one that will disappear after the migration. If not, we'll have to talk about the remaining possibilities.
#4 Updated by Boone Gorges 7 months ago
I've confirmed with IT that the infrastructure changes will include a move to LetsEncrypt for all Commons sites. Once this happens, iTunes submission should begin to work. This migration is due to happen sometime this fall. I'll try to follow up here when it does. Thanks for the patience.