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Re: [podcasters] A couple questions about hand coded feeds...

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  • Katronix Serf
    Yes, or at least Firefox sees it as an rss feed. ... --
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 3, 2007
      Yes, or at least Firefox sees it as an rss feed.

      Jack Hosley wrote:
      > Chris does that create an RSS feed?
      >
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      > On 7/3/07, Katronix Serf <kat@...> wrote:
      >
      >> Hi Michael,
      >>
      >> If you tell WordPress, that different episodes fit into different
      >> categories (WP categories), you can automatically get it to generate the
      >> feeds for you, just visit the category link (ie:
      >> http://podiobookchat.chrismoody.net/archives/category/ack) and add a
      >> ?feed=rss2 on to it (ie:
      >> http://podiobookchat.chrismoody.net/archives/category/ack?feed=rss2)
      >>
      >> IMHO, no need to re-invent the wheel.
      >>
      >> Chris
      >>
      >> mbritt1216 wrote:
      >>
      >>> I decided it was time to sit down and really get into my feed and
      >>> understand how an rss file works. After a couple hours working with a
      >>> chapter in "Podcasting for Dummies" and Podcast411's tutorial on the
      >>> topic, I finally wrote an xml feed that validated on
      >>> feedvalidator.org. Up to now I just used Wordpress as my blog site
      >>> and I let it handle the feed - I put the wordpress blog feed into
      >>> Feedburner and haven't thought about my feed since. In order to
      >>> respond to a request from a listener, I really had to understand my
      >>> feed. A few questions remain though:
      >>>
      >>> 1) I saved the feed I just hand coded, called it "tpf_feed.xml" and
      >>> uploaded this file into the root directory of my site. So, if I'm
      >>> right, I now go to Feedburner and replace the blog feed (that word
      >>> press creates) in the "Original Feed" field with name of this new file
      >>> and everything will still work perfectly. Nothing will change with
      >>> iTunes, for example, because iTunes is still pointed to my feedburner
      >>> feed. Correct?
      >>>
      >>> 2) I now go and put a link to this new feed on my site using regular
      >>> href statements (the user has to know that they should right click on
      >>> the link, save the location, and put it in their aggregator) – correct?
      >>>
      >>> 3) In addition to having categories in my wordpress blog, couldn't I
      >>> create separate feeds for each category? Suppose I created 5 feeds –
      >>> one for each topic. If someone was only interested in podcasts on
      >>> certain topics, they could subscribe to only certain feeds. Then they
      >>> would only get those podcasts that pertain to that topic? Am I right
      >>> about this?
      >>>
      >>> Having wordpress handle the feed has been easier – no need to do any
      >>> handcoding – if I now create my own feed file I have to go in and
      >>> update it every time I create a new podcast. A bit more time
      >>> consuming. Guess I'm wondering: do most people hand code their feeds
      >>> like this?
      >>>
      >>> Thanks for the help!
      >>>
      >>> Michael
      >>>
      >>> Michael Britt
      >>> michael.britt@... <mailto:
      >>>
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