Bypass Rules for NGINX hosted websites

Episodes won't play? Sent here via a notification from Seriously Simple Podcasting?

If your podcast player doesn't seem to be playing your episodes and you're receiving a 404 Not Found error when trying to download or open the episode file in a new window, it's likely that your site is hosted on a server utilizing NGINX. 

Due to the unique ways each server is set up, they may require a certain rule to be added to your site’s configuration (not your site's wp-config.php file) in order for Seriously Simple Podcasting to work correctly. 

In order to do this, you'll need to submit a support request to them and send them the following message:

Hi there,
I am using the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin. In order for me to take full advantage of the plugin I need you to add the NGINX bypass rule for the podcast-download and podcast-player URLs to my site's config.
Please add this to NGINX Before Rule

# Seriously Simple Podcasting

rewrite podcast-download/([^/]+)/([^/]*)/? /index.php?podcast_episode=$1 break;

rewrite podcast-player/([^/]+)/([^/]*)/? /index.php?podcast_episode=$1&podcast_ref=player break;


Once they add the bypass rules and restart the NGINX service, your episodes will be accessible and your player will begin to work appropriately. 

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