Additional URL's Not Working

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by matthewebel, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. matthewebel

    matthewebel Minister of Piano Rock

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    At https://matthewebel.net I use the Additional URL feature to point users to the RSS feeds for the site... except for some reason the first line isn't showing up at all!

    For example, here's what I have in the product's Additional URL field:
    Code:
    http://matthewebel.net/BackstageFeed|<img src="https://matthewebel.net/wp-content/themes/matthewebeldotnet/images/feed-icon-24x24.png" height="14" /> Get Your Downloads Automatically via iTunes
    http://matthewebel.net/BackstageFeed|<img src="https://matthewebel.net/wp-content/themes/matthewebeldotnet/images/feed-icon-24x24.png" height="14" /> Subscribe via RSS/Podcast
    https://matthewebel.net/backstage/member.php?tab=payment_history|View Payments/Cancel Your Subscription
    Yet here's what shows up:
    Screen shot 2012-01-26 at 11.44.39 AM.png

    Notice the first line (Get Your Downloads Automatically via iTunes) is missing. Any ideas?
  2. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

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  3. matthewebel

    matthewebel Minister of Piano Rock

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    What? Seriously? That's the reason? That's incredibly presumptuous... the software just assumes I dont have good reason to post the same link twice? Say, hypothetically, that a good chunk of my subscribers DON'T KNOW THAT AN RSS FEED AND A PODCAST FEED ARE THE SAME THING. Rather than field questions every week as to why there's only one link, just putting two identical links with different titles makes the problem go away.

    That's just one example, there are probably other reasons out there. My situation can be resolved by just calling it the "Podcast/RSS Feed", but since this limitation is undocumented I'd call it a bug that needs to be fixed.
  4. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

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  5. skippybosco

    skippybosco CGI-Central Partner Staff Member

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    If you are creating an iTunes specific podcast link you can also change your URL to include the itpc:// protocol identifier so the podcast will automatically be added to iTunes for them.

    Example:
    itpc://matthewebel.net/BackstageFee/itunes_feed.xml

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