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Last Updated: 9/28/2016

Podcasts

Setting up podcasts using the File Gallery Block

The File Gallery block allows you to list files dynamically from a folder or select files one by one. It includes basic podcast options, making the set-up of a simple podcast very easy. For instructions, see the File Gallery Block help article

Placing your podcast in the iTunes Store

If you'd like to place your podcast in the iTunes store (necessary if you want people to search iTunes and find your podcast), you will need to submit your podcast to the iTunes Store. For instructions on doing so, see Apple's Help article on Submitting a podcast to iTunes.

Note: When referencing the graphic for your Podcast feed, using the URL for the file is important. This is important because iTunes is an outside source looking for the file and will only be using reference link address. To validate your feed and look for errors, you can use this validator which can also be found in the Apple's Help article.

To submit your podcast, you'll need its URL. To get the URL of your podcast, go to your File Gallery page, right click on the gray "iTunes" button, and select "Copy link address" from the dropdown menu that appears. For reference, you iTunes feed URL should resemble this template and be specific to the path of your hidden web page: http://example.com/your-page/?mode=itunes

 

The File Gallery Block allows you to configure basic information regarding a podcast. iTunes allows you to display more robust information if you'd like. To set-up your podcast to populate these additional iTunes fields, you'll need to submit your podcast URL to 3rd party podcast software, make the desired  changes, then collect a new podcast URL from your 3rd party podcast software and submit it to iTunes.

 

Managing Podcast Feeds

Once a Podcast is established (or if you are converting your podcast from another site), you can manage your podcast at the following link: Podcasts Connect

For more information on Podcasting best practices, go to: iTunes Connect Resources

 

 
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