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Your RSS Feed is very important for podcasting. It’s how your Show’s episodes get distributed to all the various apps that your listeners may use to access your podcast, as well as any others they are subscribed to. Most podcast listening apps also use the information in your feeds to allow users to search for and discover new podcasts. This guide will walk you through the options you have within Knit to configure your podcast RSS feeds.

 

1. Login to your Knit CMS Account.

2. Click “Setup” then click “Shows” on the left side navigation bar. (or just click here if you’re already logged in)

3. Click the title of the show you want to work on.

4. Click on the second tab near the top of the page, labelled “Feed Settings”.

5. Now you can edit specific RSS Feed settings for your podcast by clicking the edit/pencil icon to the right of each setting:

  • Show Link – If you have a companion website that goes with your podcast enter the link here.
  • Show Copyright – Enter the show copyright holder here. Example: My Production Company {year}
    • If you use {year} in your copyright text we will replace that in the actual feed with the current year
  • Show Email – The email contact point for the podcast. This will be public so choose wisely.
  • Show Author – Name of the production company or possibly the show host’s name. Example: Bob Smith
  • iTunes Explicit – Does your show contain profanity or topics intended for mature audiences? Choose “Yes” if so. Otherwise choose “No”.
    • Apple does not publish specific guidelines defining explicit, so use your best judgement. If Apple deems your content explicit, and you do not have it marked as such, they can remove your content from their listings.
  • iTunes Category – Choose the category that best suits your content. These categories are defined by Apple and we cannot add new ones.
  • Feed Type – What style is your feed? (mostly effects “Apple Podcasts” and iTunes)
    • Standard – Traditional podcast RSS feed supported by all apps. If having distinct seasons and episode numbers isn’t necessary for you, choose this option. Episodes will be listed oldest to newest with this option.
    • Serial – If you want distinct seasons and episode numbers, and your content is meant to be listened to in a certain order, with episode one at the top of the list, choose this option.
    • Episodic – If you want distinct seasons and episode numbers, and each episode doesn’t necessary depend on the listener having heard the previous episode first, choose this option. The newest episode will be on the top of the list with this option.
  • Season – All shows start on season one. When you are ready to begin a new season click the up arrow next to the season number.
    • Only available for Serial and Episodic Feed Types

 

NOTES: 

  • If you’re still not quite sure what to enter in some of these settings, it’s fine to leave the default option of “n/a” (Not Applicable)
  • Changes made to these settings will be saved automatically
  • It may take a few minutes for changes made here to take effect in your feeds
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