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

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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 - March 8, 2013 Reply

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 - March 15, 2013 Reply

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

Unknow - March 18, 2013 Reply

hey why my wordpress have no plugins section

Lance John - April 15, 2013 Reply

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

Ko-Shin - June 18, 2013 Reply

I DID it!!! Thanks Pat!

TrueFormLife - July 18, 2013 Reply

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 - July 19, 2013 Reply

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 - August 1, 2013 Reply

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 - August 6, 2013 Reply

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 - September 4, 2013 Reply

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 - September 8, 2013 Reply

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 - September 24, 2013 Reply

Super helpful! I really appreciate all that you do.

LivingForMondays - September 29, 2013 Reply

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

Nick2018 - October 14, 2013 Reply

What kind of whiteboard program do you use?

Shlomo Yeshurun - January 8, 2014 Reply

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

Liam J Foster - February 11, 2015 Reply

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 - February 15, 2015 Reply

    @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 - February 15, 2015 Reply

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

    Daniel Abendroth - February 15, 2015 Reply

    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 - February 16, 2015 Reply

    @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 - February 16, 2015 Reply

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

Res Les - November 18, 2015 Reply

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

SoloSheGoes - December 25, 2015 Reply

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 - February 10, 2018 Reply

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

Gabrielle Hewson - January 16, 2017 Reply

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 - September 28, 2017 Reply

    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 - June 6, 2019 Reply

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

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