A podcast is a great way to share your knowledge of music or any other topic! Within the Bandzoogle system, a podcast track is simply an audio file attached to a blog post. This allows you to display the file on your website and have visitors subscribe from there.
How to add a podcast file to your website:
If you haven’t already added a Blog feature to your website, please do that first.
- From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, open the page where your Blog feature is posted
- Click the Blog feature to open the feature settings
- Click the ‘New Post’ button, and set your blog post options
- In the ‘Podcast’ section, upload a new track or select a track from your library
- Click ‘Publish’
In the blog feature settings at the left of the screen, you’ll see a ‘Podcast settings’ tab. This is where the details of your podcast feed can be adjusted.
- Podcast URL: This is your blog’s RSS feed. It can be used for feed readers - to submit your Podcast to other hosting platforms, or import your blog elsewhere.
- Short description: This appears next to your podcast in the iTunes list view.
- Long description: This appears when viewing your podcast details in iTunes.
- Podcast art: The image uploaded here will display in iTunes next to your podcast subscription (upload from your computer or from Dropbox.com).
- Author: This name will appear in the podcast details in iTunes.
- Email address: This email address will appear in the podcast details in iTunes.
- Language: You can set the blog buttons and system-generated content to English, French, Spanish, or German.
- Category: Choose the topic you most regularly talk about on the podcast.
- Explicit material: This will alert iTunes to add an ‘explicit’ tag to your podcast details
- Copyright info: Include your copyright information (generally podcast name and date of copyright).
- There can only be one blog feature per page.
- Although Bandzoogle is a great place to display your podcast episodes, it is not a replacement for podcast hosting. A podcast host is a media company that specializes in hosting your podcasts.