Last Updated: 1st Aug 2017
WPTavern: A Fix for WordPress Weekly Subscribers Using Pocket Casts
Last week, you may have noticed that the Tavern was intermittently offline and generating errors. Weâ€™ve been experiencing technical issues for the past several months but they peaked last week. After working with Bluehost, they migrated the site from a VPS, to a Dedicated Server that has more powerful hardware.
Since the migration, weâ€™ve noticed the site is more responsive, loads quicker, and doesnâ€™t generate any errors. If you see an error or experience problems accessing the site, please report them to us on Twitter.
Last month, a number of WordPress Weekly listeners reported that they were unable to access recent episodes through Appleâ€™s Podcasting app, Stitcher, and other applications. After reconverting the MP3s and getting them to work on Appleâ€™s Podcasting app, I continued to receive reports from Pocket Casts subscribers that the files were not available.
After confirming the issue, I reconverted the MP3s three times with different conversion software. I also used tools to diagnose and confirm that the files were not corrupted. Despite my efforts, Pocket Casts continued to encounter problems accessing the files.
I was running out of options until Josh Eby reported that, deleting the app from his device, reinstalling it, and re-syncing his library fixed the problem.
So I decided to delete all of my app data for pocket casts and re-sync my library. I downloaded them again and it worked for 280â€¦
â€” Josh Eby (@josheby) July 31, 2017
I followed his advice and indeed, recent episodes of WordPress Weekly are available again in Pocket Casts. If youâ€™re subscribed to the show using Pocket Casts and can not access episodes 280-282, please consider going through the steps listed above.