How do I use the RSS feed to publish my podcast

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i am making a podcast and I need help. I need a website to publish my podcast on Itunes, but I can't seem to do that. I have no idea how to use the RSS feature and I have a RSS feed creator. I need to publish my stuff but I am unsure how.
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Hi there,

I am going to try help you with this as much as I can even though I have not published a podcast myself on iTunes.

Firstly you need to read the Apple spec at http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/pod... and http://docs.info.apple.com/article.ht... to make sure you understand a bit more about the process.

Then, create your actual podcast and upload it to your SynthaSite website. Keep in mind you max upload file size is 5 megs.

Once you've done this, use the File Widget and link to your podcast file (I'll explain why in minute)

At this point, you will need to publish your site so that you can get the url that links directly to your podcast file. Go to the published site (eg. xxxxxx.synthasite.com) and click on the file widget you pasted and copy its Url.

After you've done this, go to the first link I gave you and copy that example feed out and paste it in a text editor (Not MS Word) and edit the info as directed.
Edit the example itunes feed to reflect your podcast information and paste the url or your podcast (the url you get after clicking on the file widget) in "enclosure url".

To add an image to the "itunes:image" tag, you can upload an image to your SynthaSite and use a url similar to the following:
http://xxxxxxx.synthasite.com/resources/
replace "xxxxxxx" with your subdomain and with the file name of the image you uploaded.

Save this file as "podcast.xml" and upload it to your SynthaSite.

Now, click on https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M... and enter your website url as follows:

http://xxxxxx.synthasite.com/resource...
Replace "xxxxxxx" with your sub-domain name.

That's all there is to it I think. If you want to add more pod-casts, your simply upload the podcast file and edit the podcast.xml file to reflect the new entry.

Very important that the <item></item> pair of tags indicate a single podcast, so when adding a new one, you copy those tags and everything between them and paste them underneath the last "entry" pair.

I hope this helps,
Let me know if you get stuck and I'll try help you as much as I can.

Sean
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<!--hello, i have a similar request.
i am trying to make a video appear in the Rss feed of my blog, and to do that i have to add the video url in an <enclosure> tag. but simply adding an enclosure tag within my article does not work because anything within the body of a Yola article will appear **inside** the <description> </description> tags in an RSS feed. The enclosure tags need be direct descendants of <item>, not <description>...
so is there a way to edit the automatically generated xml so i can add that enclosure tag outside the <description>?
If not, can you provide us with that feature in future updates to yola? as because of this we cannot use yola to podcast anything for example... (I do not want to create a new xml file manually everytime i post an article :/ )
thank you :) -->
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Brianna

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Hi Joe,
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. What you are requesting right now is not available at Yola, however, I will gladly pass it along for future consideration!