Tutorial: How to Create a Podcast RSS Feed?

Create Podcast RSS Feed with Feedity Using our revolutionary RSS feed generator tool, you can create a podcast RSS feed and import the podcast feed in the Apple iTunes Store or other podcast distribution services.

Step 1: Publishing your Podcast

Once you've recorded your podcast, you can publish it by uploading the audio or video media files to a free hosting service (like Ourmedia), your own website, blog (like WordPress) or directly to your server via FTP.

Step 2: Create Podcast RSS Feed

Next, you can make a RSS feed for the podcast using Feedity. On our homepage, enter the public URL (site address) of the podcast webpage and create an instant feed for the podcast. The podcast webpage should ideally include episode titles, summaries and direct links to media files.

When you need to add or update a podcast episode, you only need to publish/republish your media files and update the podcast webpage. Feedity will automatically update the podcast RSS feed for you from the source webpage and relay it to all subscribers.

Podcast RSS feeds created with Feedity meet all industry standards for a valid RSS 2.0 feed and include relevant media enclosures.

Contact us if you need any help with creating or refining your podcast feed.

Step 3: Include iTunes Podcasting Elements

Next, you must include some required and recommended iTunes podcasting elements (metadata) like category, subcategory, cover art image, search keywords etc., in the podcast feed.

To include this metadata, you can simply route the podcast feed created with Feedity through FeedBurner (a free service from Google). Just add your Feedity feed in FeedBurner and then add the podcast information (on FeedBurner under Optimize tab > SmartCast menu). FeedBurner will assign a new feed URL to the podcast feed. Your podcast feed contents will still be auto-generated by Feedity, but the metadata will be applied by FeedBurner, before relaying it to iTunes.

Contact us if you need any help with optimizing your podcast feed.

Step 4: Submit Podcast Feed to Apple iTunes Store

Next, you can submit the final podcast feed URL (i.e. the FeedBurner feed URL) to the iTunes Store link here. To submit a podcast to the iTunes Store you will need a valid Apple iTunes account.

You can also link to your podcast RSS feed from your website and share it on social networking sites. The simplest way to link to your podcast feed from your website, that automatically subscribes the user to the podcast in iTunes, is to use the following URL schema:

itpc://FEEDURL (e.g. itpc://feedity.com/website-com/feedid.rss or itpc://feeds.feedburner.com/YourWebsitePodcastFeed)
For more details about importing podcast feeds into the iTunes Store, please checkout the official 'Making a Podcast' page and 'FAQs: For Podcast Makers' on the Apple website.