How do I add or create a new podcast on my website?

You've created a new podcast series and need to get it up on your site. This is the article to help you do just that.

You will need to create the podcast's taxonomy in the Taxonomy Manager.

There are some good reasons why you may want to consider adding your podcasts to a third-party service like iTunes, Soundcloud, or Stitcher. Learn more: How do I offer podcasts on my website?

Add the new podcast series name within your Taxonomy Manager.

Under Editorial on your dashboard, select Manage Taxonomy next to Taxonomy.

Under Editorial on your dashboard, select Manage Taxonomy next to Taxonomy.

Or in the Supplemental section of editing an article or blog post, select Topic/Category Manager.

In your Taxonomy Manager, select the plus sign (circled) next to Topic/Category to expand.

To add a new topic or category, select the folder in which you want the new topic to appear and then New Child Taxonomy (2).

To add a new topic or category, select the folder in which you want the new topic to appear and then New Child Taxonomy (2).

First expand the folder you want the new topic to appear under if needed.

A new Taxonomy will appear within the folder.

Click on the new Taxonomy and type your new topic or category under Internal Name and Title on the right.

Optional (except for iTunes): Add an image for the podcast

NOTE: when uploading your podcast RSS feed to iTunes, please be aware of their additional requirement. You can view the entire requirements list here: https://itunespartner.apple.com/en/podcasts/overview

iTunes Images: Podcast feeds contain artwork that is a minimum size of 1400 x 1400  pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels, 72 dpi, in JPEG or PNG  format with appropriate file extensions (.jpg, .png), and in the RGB  colorspace. To optimize images for mobile devices, Apple recommends  compressing your image files.

Click on Browse to go to the Media Manager to find or upload the podcast's promotional image. Learn how to add new images: How do I upload new media such as photos, videos and files?

Add a description. This will appear on all index pages for topics/categories on your website and is required when submitting to iTunes.

Click Save.

Click Save.

If you would like to assign that taxonomy to a podcast episode, return to the Media Manager for an uploaded audio file and select the new topic/category. This is required when submitting to iTunes.

If you would like to assign that taxonomy to a podcast episode, return to the Media Manager for an uploaded audio file and select the new topic/category.

To delete a topic/category in the Taxonomy Manager, select your topic/category and click Delete at the top of the Taxonomy Manager.

How do I add episodes to a podcast?

The following article takes you to the next step: How do I add a podcast to my site?

If you have any questions, please talk to your project manager.

TESTING ON ITUNES
Before submitting your podcast to iTunes, you can test it first. Read the test documentation here:
https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itce5b9b0782

Common Problems (and Solutions)

Problem:
When submitting to iTunes you receive the message "There is no category tag in your feed, or the category tag is empty."

Solution:
Categories are assigned to podcasts using an editorial content area in admin. (For a list of approved categories from Apple see https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/?lang=en#/itc9267a2f12.)

For example, if you wanted to categorize the podcast under Business News, you'd make the EC body look like this:

Business: Business News

So if the podcast taxonomy is 123 then the EC name is podcast.itunes.123.categories, and it contains text in the format "Top-level Category: Subcategory".

Explicit tags are set using a similar EC - podcast.itunes.123.explicit. It can have one of 3 possible values: "yes", "no", or "clean". The latter indicates that the podcast is a censored or redacted version of a separate, explicit podcast.