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 "RSS Feed" and select "Import." 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>


Go to Apple's Podcast Connect

 

1. Click on your existing podcast.

 


2. In Whooshkaa, "Copy" your new "Whooshkaa RSS feed."

 


3. In Apple's Podcast Connect, paste your new "Whooshkaa RSS feed" in the "URL text box." Then click "Save." Apple Podcast’s will then pick up this change.



Go to your Self Hosted Feed


You then need to perform a 301 redirect. 


To do 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*


Remember to change the above 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.