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What Feed do I Submit to iTunes?



What feed do you submit to iTunes? We get this question a lot! Our answer: YOUR PODCAST FEED!

Why?

Your podcast feed is just that, it only contains the blog posts that you’ve associated media content with via the PowerPress “Podcast Episode” box. By submitting your podcast only feed to podcast directories like iTunes and Blubrry.com, you guarantee that your feed is delivering exactly what those directories are looking for. If you submit your regular blog’s feed, you may end up limiting the number of podcast episodes that are available on iTunes.

So what’s My Podcast Feed?

IF you go into PowerPress settings in your WordPress blog, select the tab titled ‘Feeds’. Look for the option titled “Podcast Feeds”. You should see at least one feed listed titled “Podcast Feed”. This is the feed you want to submit to iTunes, Blubrry.com and other podcast directories.

How Come I Only See 10 Episodes on iTunes?

If you have more than 10 podcast episodes, and you only see 10 in iTunes, it is because your feed is set to only include 10 items. To change this globally for all of your feeds, go to WordPress Settings > Reading page. In the field titled “Syndication feeds show the most recent”, enter a number larger than the default 10.

WARNING: We do not recommend settings this any larger than 50. The feed will eventually get excessively large which may lead to issues with your listings on services such as Tunes.

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PowerPress Quick Start Guide



Welcome to Blubrry PowerPress! We recommend you follow the getting started steps to both save you time and to guarantee that you’ve properly setup your blog for podcasting.

1. Configure all of the Settings in PowerPress

Before you do anything else, go through all of the settings in PowerPress. In particular, it is very important that you upload your iTunes and RSS images before submitting your podcast feeds to directories such as iTunes and Zune marketplace.

2. Create Your First Podcast Episode

Sounds simple enough, simply go into WordPress “Posts” section and select “Add New”. When you edit your new blog post, brwose to the bottom of the page where you will fin a new “Podcast Episode” box. Here is where you link your media file to your blog post in order to create a podcast episode (Remember, podcasting is simply an extension to blogging).

Need help recording or uploading your media? Please visit www.podcastfaq.com for help!

3. Submit your Podcast Feed to Directories like iTunes and Blubrry.om

Once you have your podcast settings configured and you have 1 episode in your feed, you can now submit your podcast feed to podcast directories. VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you submit your “podcast” feed, not your main blog’s feed. The podcast only feed provided in PowerPress is ideal for podcast directories like iTunes because it will only contain your podcast episodes. Feeds with blog posts will not appear and wil only crowd out your podcast episodes.

You’re all set!

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Welcome to the Blubrry PowerPress and Community Podcast



Welcome to the Blubrry PowerPress and Community podcast. In the coming weeks we will be releasing both an audio and a video podcast to assist both Blubrry PowerPress users and Blubrry.com Community members. Stay tuned, more to come!

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