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Setup Blubrry Podcast Statistics



In this demo video we show you how to configure the Blubrry Podcast Statistics. Stats accounts are free to independent non-commercial podcasters premium stats are available to all starting at $5.00 per month or is included with every hosting account.

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Number of podcasts showing up in iTunes or Feed



I only see 10 of my podcast episodes in iTunes, why?

We get this question about 1-2 a week. The answer is simple, there’s a setting for that.

iTunes displays what it sees in the feed you submitted to them. Your feed by default will display only 10 items (blog posts/podcast episodes) due to a setting in WordPress. To change the number of items per feed, go to your WordPress admin, to the “Settings” section and select “Reading”. For the option labeled “Syndication feeds show the most recent”, enter the value you desire.

If you are using the podcast specific feeds provided by PowerPress, you can also set the number of items per feed in the PowerPress settings. When editing a podcast channel or podcast category in PowerPress settings, select the “Feed” tab, and go to the section titled “Show the most recent”. You can leave this setting blank to use the WordPress global default, or you can specify your own number for this specific podcast feed.

Keep in mind that the items per feed cannot be infinite. The number of items per feed should not be too large that way feed readers and services such as iTunes/FeedBurner can pull them without complaining about the file size. We believe that a value between 20-50 is sufficient. If you use a value larger than 50, make sure you open your feed in a web browser then select the option “save as” and save the feed to your computer. Then check the saved file’s size does not exceed 512KB in size.

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Where are PowerPress Settings



We get this question at least once a month with new users. Look at the vertical menu system on the left within your wp-admin area, scroll down until you see the section titled “PowerPress”. go ahead and click to expand to see all of the sub menu options of PowerPress.

Below is a screen shot of what this menu looks like.

PowerPress menu in WordPress

The “Podcast Channels” and “Category Podcasting” sections are advanced features that are turned off by default. If you want these options, go to the PowerPress “Settings” page, scroll to the bottom to the section titled “Advanced Options” and turn on the options you want.

MP3 Tags is a feature only available to paid Blubrry Hosting customers, as the tags are written to the media files as part of our service.

Our media hosting service integrates seamlessly in WordPress with our PowerPress plugin, plans start at $12/month. Learn more here: Blubrry Podcast Media Hosting.

 

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