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  1. I am using wordpress to podcast and it is displaying a strange code on the rss feed. I host my files on Dropbox, post to a main podcast category in wordpress, and then feed to feedburner.com

    There is a weird code showing up in my episode's description: <img alt=" " border="0" src="http://..." etc. And I cannot figure out to get rid of this code.

    The blog I need help with is dopesilly.wordpress.com.

  2. What I know about podcasting would be lonely on the head of a pin. Does this help at all? http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/podcasting/

    I'll tag this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  3. Maybe you will help useful information in this thread http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpress-rss-feed-not-working?replies=18

  4. Thanks timetheif - I used the first link to originally set up the podcast. Not so sure where the erroneous text is coming from though.

  5. I'm so sorry I cannot help. Please be patient while waiting for Staff to assist you.

  6. Hi @thebarlow,

    I am not a staff member but I did want to give you some insight on the what I think the image tag that is showing in the description text is. The HTML img tag appears to be a part of the stats feature of every blog. If this is the case, the image must be used in order for the fine folks at WordPress.com to track and provide us informative, cool data. The image is only 1x1 pixel in size and it typically goes unnoticed. Unless the image is rendered as HTML ( which is what sparked your initial inquiry).

    Are you using a program that is showing the description text with the HTML img tag?

  7. I am using wordpress to podcast

    I host my files on Dropbox

    You know, I must be missing something, because I don't actually see a podcast anywhere on the website mentioned above dopesilly.wordpress.com.

    @theabarlow - please read the Support doc that timethief linked to above and follow it step by step. You do have to embed the audio file in your site in order for this to work (Create Your Podcast-Step 3).

  8. @justjennifer
    Here is a link to the post. I found it by using the feed URL. (http://dopesilly.wordpress.com/feed/) A staff member can verify, but I'm certain there is not a way to remove the image that is being generated.

  9. @johndcoy Odd. No posts yesterday when I looked. Regardless...

    The feed needed for podcasting via feedburner/itunes is http://dopesilly.wordpress.com/category/podcast/feed/ and the img tag does still show up there.

    @theabarlow - have you tried using that feed and does it not verify foryou on itunes?

    Also, the link you've included to itunes on this page http://dopesilly.wordpress.com/podcast/ currently leads to feedburner.

  10. Since I can find "dopesilly" in itunes, it seems this discussion is redundant.

  11. It is on itunes now. "DopeSilly" is one word. For some reason the img link doesnt show in the itunes store, but once the episode is download, it shows up.

    Andrew

  12. Hi Andrew,

    I can confirm that the img code in your RSS feed is related to how WordPress.com counts views on your blog, to track your blog's stats.

    I'm glad your podcast is now on iTunes! If you have any additional concerns, please let me know.

  13. @Rachellmcr

    is there a way to block the view counts from being added to the feed?

  14. Hi Andrew, that code is added automatically to your feed, so there isn't a way to block it.

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