Creates RSS files for submitting to Apple’s Podcast Connect.
What's New In This Version
More checks on the Image URLs confirmations.
Quick Start
  • Prepare your podcast
  • Document you Channel
  • Enter the Epoisode details
  • Generate your feed, save and publish

Version 2.10 Update Note

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When you a ready you can change to the new Categories. Changing this will update the categories popup menu items. This does NOT change your existing channel categories, you must also select your new categories from the popup menu.

About

Podcast RSSer creates RSS files for submitting to Apple’s Podcast Connect for inclusion in the Podcast section of iTunes.

You’ve achieved so much creating your podcast: actually publishing it should be easy! And now, with Podcast RSSer, it is.

There’s still a few technical things you need to know, but we’ve reduced the process down to just a few simple answers on two pages of questions. Create your channel information and save it. Add episodes as you create them. Generate the RSS code and upload it to the web.

This help document isn’t a complete guide to the art of podcasting. We strongly recommend that you use the link from the Resources page and check out the first few chapters of Podcasts Connect Help. Then you can use Podcast RSSer as a simple checklist for the necessary steps to publication.

If you already have a RSS feed file, you can open it from the "File" menu > "Open RSS File…" then you can check and maintain your feed.

Prepare

Before you start generating your RSS in Podcast RSSer, you need to prepare your material. You’ll need somewhere online for your podcast files to physically live, and you’ll need to know its address - your site’s URL. Decide on a name for your channel as a whole and create the website for it. You’ll also need to upload a graphic file to identify your channel. Finally, decide what you are going to call the RSS file you’re going to generate, and where it will be located online.

Once you’ve done that, you have the information you need to complete the Channel tab.

The channel information won’t change very often, but you’ll need to add new information for each episode after you produce it.

On the Episodes Tab you’ll create an episode and enter the details for its source file and image. You’ll also need to know the media type and its file size and duration.

You can find these things out by using Finder’s Get Info command. If you want each episode to have its own image, you’ll need to upload that as well.


As your podcast continues, add new episodes to the Episodes tab.

Generate

After adding each episode, you need to generate an updated RSS file. Do this from the RSS XML tab.

Simply click the Generate RSS button to create the xml file, then click the Save… button. Enter the file name you decided on back in the Channel tab, then upload this file to the location you’ve assigned for it. (You will have already entered this as the Channel’s RSS File URL.) Getting these URLs references correct is very important!

You can now validate your RSS feed with an independent validator, if you wish. There are links for some of these on the Resources page. Note that not all validators are aware of iTunes specific tags - you can safely ignore the warnings they give about these!

Finally, log into your Podcasts Connect account, enter your RSS File URL, Validate the updated file and Submit.

Note:

Podcast RSSer is a lot less pedantic about failing the generated feed. It will indicate missing Required and Recommended with the label color. It will now only fail the generation when a Required field is missing.

If you make manual edits to the RSS XML page they will be saved in the RSS file. Be careful, manual edits may break your validation.