If you're importing your content from a self-hosted RSS feed to Whooshkaa you want to be sure all your information transfers and that your fans are unaware that the change took place. The following process will inform iTunes, podcast apps and any other podcast directories that you've made the change.


Here's how:


Go to your Self-Hosted feed

1. Export and save your analytics. All your other data (audio, images, show notes etc) will import to Whooshkaa.


Go to Whooshkaa

1. Select "Import Your Show via RSS".


2. Paste in your Libsyn RSS Feed. Whooshkaa will then import your show.


3. Once imported copy your new Whooshkaa RSS feed.


Go to your Self-Hosted Feed

1. Insert the following line of code at the <channel level>

 

<itunes:new-feed-url>*paste your Whooshkaa RSS feed*</itunes:new-feed-url>

 

Log into Apple's Podcast Connect (https://podcastsconnect.apple.com)

1. Click on your existing podcast.

2. In Whooshkaa, once again copy your new Whooshkaa RSS feed.

3. In the "URL" text box, paste your new Whooshkaa RSS feed, then press "save". iTunes will then pick up this change. 

We recommend keeping your old feed in place for a few weeks to ensure all subscribers have moved across.


Once iTunes has picked up on the change we recommend performing a 301 redirect. To perform this open up your .htaccess file located in your root or public folder. Then copy and paste the following directly below the RewriteBase / 

  

RewriteRule ^path/to/old/feed path/to/old/feed *paste your Whooshkaa RSS feed*

  

Finally, remember to change the path/to/old/feed to your real RSS path.


We recommend keeping your old feed in place for a few weeks to ensure all subscribers have moved across.