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  • Ok I’m going to try and break these questions down so it makes as much sense as possible.

    I installed Podpress and uploaded my podcast to WordPress. I have the RSS feed for my podcasts and I submitted the feed to Itunes. It was approved and is now listed. My question is this: Do I have to submit a “new podcast (new episodes to Itunes” every time a new podcast is created or will Itunes recognize/read my first RSS feed URL and just put any new podcasts in the Itunes directory?

    I think I know the answer to my first question. Itunes scans all podcast RSS feeds and adds new shows to its directory. Please correct me if I’m wrong

    Now my second questions is this. I input my RSS feed URL from WordPress into Feedburner. Feedburner gives you a new RSS feed URL. When I submitted my first Podcast to Itunes should I have used the Feedburner URL as opposed to the WordPress RSS Url? Since I did use the WordPress RSS feed URL how do I change it on Itunes so that it “scans” the Feedburner URL and not the WordPress RSS URL? Do I have to resubmit the podcast to Itunes as if I was doing it for the first time?

    I know these are a lot of questions and I would GREATLY appreciate some assistance. Thank you to everyone out there.

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  • Hi,
    Question 1: you are correct

    Question 2: That’s why people use Feedburner, to log stats, and to be able to modify things.
    You should have given iTunes the Feedburner URL.
    You could resubmit, but then you’d have an inactive floater in there…
    Since it’s already done, I’d refer to apple’s tech docs, and follow their recomendations:
    Hope that helps!

    pardonouropinion: I’m interested to know, did you end up changing your iTunes feed URL to the feedburner one? How did you do it, via the newfeed element, or a 302 redirect? How did it work, was it all smooth?

    Ok, I am trying to do the same thing here… but I am not sure how to add the <itunes:new-feed-url> to my feed… is there somewhere that I can change that?

    Also, I have no clue what a 302 or 301 redirect is… how would you go about setting that up?

    This article tells you what to do, but it doesn’t really tell you what to do if you have no idea what these things are or how to access them.

    Also, I don’t quite get it… do I just put <itunes:new-feed-url> in my feed and it knows what the new one is, or do I do something like
    <itunes:new-feed-url>FEED URL HERE</itunes> ???

    Let’s start from ground 0 here!!

    @ingero: There is an option on the feed/iTunes settings page of podPress which is called “iTunes:New-Feed-Url”. If you choose “Enable” the <itunes:new-feed-url> – element will be added automatically to your RSS feed then the iTunes server will know where to search for the new address.
    Put the address of the new podcast feed (e.g. a feedbourner feed address) into the input field “Podcast Feed URL” on the same settings page of podPress. (The help text for that “iTunes:New-Feed-Url”- option is a hidden by default. I don’t know why.)

    A 301 redirect is not necessary for iTunes. It uses this new-feed-url tag.

    But if you have a lot of listeners which are using the direct podcast feed URL (e.g then it might be a good thing to make such an 301 redirect.
    What a 301 redirect is in general is explained in the Wikipedia. There are probably more than one way to create such a redirect. It depends probably on the server and the permissions you have on you web space. One possibility is with an .htaccess file. (Have look in the Wikipedia or search for “http 301 .htaccess” at once.)

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