Podcasting Tutorial – Video 5: Setting Up Your Podcast Feed and Publishing Your 1st Episode

Getting your podcast feed in order is a crucial step before launching your show to the world. *** Download my free Podcast Cheat Sheet:

When it comes to creating your podcast, few things are more exciting than publishing your first episode! That’s exactly what I’m going to help you do in this video.

I’ll walk you through how to set up your feed properly so it’s ready to share with directories such as iTunes (which we’ll go over in video 6).

To do this you’ll need a podcasting plugin. The one I love is PowerPress, which works on WordPress sites.

In this video, we’ll set up PowerPress, then tweak your iTunes feed settings so that your feed all the right metadata for people to find it. Then we’ll publish your first episode in WordPress!

Finally, I’ll show you how to validate your feed so you know it’s ready to be shared with iTunes and other podcasting directories.

This is the fifth in a series of 6 podcasting tutorial videos to help you get your podcast up and running, so make sure to watch the first 4 videos if you haven't already!

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    Kevin Scullion says March 8, 2013

    Thanks Pat. I have recently started podcasting and was getting a bit confused with the powerpress settings. Think I’m there now will just watch your final episode as I think I might also have made a mistake in submitting my feed to iTunes.

    veganize1 says March 15, 2013

    I tried this and there is no Default Media URL on my Powerpress plugin.

    Unknow says March 18, 2013

    hey why my wordpress have no plugins section

    Lance John says April 15, 2013

    Where is the rest of the video? Just cuts off after 8 minutes or so.

    Ko-Shin says June 18, 2013

    I DID it!!! Thanks Pat!

    TrueFormLife says July 18, 2013

    Great info, thanks Pat! Quick question, I have a wordpress site and also a weebly site. I find weebly much more user friendly. Do you have any suggestions as to what I would use for weebly?

    Debt Free Dana ツ says July 19, 2013

    Pat, I don’t think you addressed how to set the feed to only pull ‘podcast’ category. My podcast feed in Blubrry is my main site feed.

    Mikhaila Christian says August 1, 2013

    Hey thanks Pat … Im in mid length of this video and it almost 6 am I haven’t slept as I am devouring your site and videos lol. You are a blessing Truly .

    Friendly Boxbreaks says August 6, 2013

    I followed these instructions, but found that wordpress does not have a “plugins” section where you can manually add plugins…I found wordpress’s podcasting tutorial which directs me to use Feedburner…so I’m a bit confused

    AskJohnEnglish says September 4, 2013

    Very helpful!! Thank you! One thing I have found is that despite setting all the settings in Power Press correctly, it is also VITAL to fill in your Libsyn account details and episode summaries correctly, otherwise it won’t carry through to iTunes.

    ScottDMad says September 8, 2013

    when i go to wordpress . com and go to my blog’s dashboard. i see all the other tabs but not the plugins one

    Brown Vegan says September 24, 2013

    Super helpful! I really appreciate all that you do.

    LivingForMondays says September 29, 2013

    Pat, it’s definitely one of the best tutorial series ever. With your help I got started in Podcasting!!! Thanks so much

    Nick2018 says October 14, 2013

    What kind of whiteboard program do you use?

    Shlomo Yeshurun says January 8, 2014

    Pat what tablet and app did you use for this tutorial?

    Liam J Foster says February 11, 2015

    Sooooo complicated! Also, don’t you have to pay monthly for the plugins on WordPress? That’s a lot of monthly payments to be making… I’m willing to do that of course, but is there no other option from WordPress that would be suitable for your website?

      Daniel Abendroth says February 15, 2015

      @Battle Axe Films That might be the case with wordpress.com. If you download WordPress and install it on another host it’s free. 

      Liam J Foster says February 15, 2015

      @Daniel Abendroth Download it eh? I’ll have to have a look into that. So it’s free to download and use?

      Daniel Abendroth says February 15, 2015

      Yeah. You’ll only have to pay for hosting and a domain if you want. There are free hosting options like 000webhost.com and godaddy.com has domains for .99.

      Liam J Foster says February 16, 2015

      @Daniel Abendroth So you can use the “website”.wordpress.com url if you want? You don’t have to go with “website”.com or .net etc? I’ll probably get that eventually, just wondering if I can get an early start with it or not.

      Daniel Abendroth says February 16, 2015

      If you use WordPress.com you can’t add the plugins he discussed. You have to download a copy from WordPress.org

    Res Les says November 18, 2015

    those the plugin and the podcast only work with Post or also with Pages? Thanks

    SoloSheGoes says December 25, 2015

    Hi Pat – thanks so much for another great video – my question: this was done 2012 – do you still recommend Libsyn and Powerpress?

      James O'Connor says February 10, 2018

      It’s 2018 does anyone know if he uses other strategies?

    Gabrielle Hewson says January 16, 2017

    Hi, Pat. These are invaluable videos and have helped tremendously… unfortunately, PowerPress has changed considerably since you made this video and it is definitely not apples-to-apples. Would you be able/willing to advise how to use PowerPress in 2017 as it applies to this set up process? Grateful, in advance.

      Sam Laura Brown says September 28, 2017

      I’m using this in 2017 and have been surprised by how similar it is. There are a few things that have changed slightly but I’ve been able to find everything 🙂

    Teresa Ward says June 6, 2019

    I’ve switched from WordPress to Kajabi. Now what? Just configure Libsyn and install code inside Kajabi?

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