How to create an iTunes Podcast
With the ChristianWorldMedia.com (CWM) Podcast Hosting feature you can create your own iTunes Podcast with all the media in your Sermon Archiving section. Your Podcast will always update automatically whenever new videos are recorded or uploaded through the CWM Dashboard. Use this guide to learn how to submit your feed to iTunes and create your very own Podcast.
Begin by uploading and categorizing your videos through CWM using the "Sermon Archivng" feature of your account. CWM will be the host of all your Podcast videos and artwork.
You must now create your Podcast artwork, which is the artwork that is displayed to Podcast subscribers on iTunes when finding your Podcast channel. Artwork must be in the JPEG or PNG file formats and in the RGB color space with a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels at 72 DPI. For examples of artwork, see Top Podcasts in the Podcasts app or the iTunes Store.
From your CWM Dashboard, visit the "Stream Settings" page and find the "Podcast hosting" section. Click on the 'Upload Artwork' link to upload your properly formatted image.
From your CWM Dashboard, visit the "Stream Settings" page and find the "Podcast hosting" section. Copy your Podcast RSS feed URL that is displayed there. This will be needed in the following steps.
Next, Open iTunes, choose File > Subscibe to Podcast, type your RSS feed URL in the text box, then click OK. If you can successfully download and play your sermon videos in iTunes, then your podcast is working and you can submit it to the iTunes Store.
Create or login to an existing account from Apple's PodcastsConnect website by visiting: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com After logging in, follow the steps in the following Apple guide to validate your feed. This is an important step that Apple requires before your Podcast can be submitted to the iTunes store.
After succesfully validating your Podcast from the previous step, you can now submit it the iTunes store for review. Visit the following Apple guide to learn how to submit your Podcast:
After you successfully submit your podcast to the iTunes Store and Apple approves the submission, you receive an email confirmation indicating your submission review is complete. Your confirmation email also includes the link to your active podcast.
To confirm the status of your podcast (Submitted for Review, Failed Review, Active, Scheduled for Update, Scheduled for Refresh, Scheduled for Hide, Hidden, or Scheduled for Unhide, Scheduled for Delete, Delete Pending, Error, or Rejected), view the podcast detail page.
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