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Title: Formatting episodes notes in Itunes
Post by: David Murray on September 16, 2018, 08:54:33 am
Hey all, 
I publish my podcast from my wordpress site using power press plug in.
When I write my blog post I format it with paragraphs, bold headers, etc.
But when the episode notes show in iTunes, the text is one continuous line with no paragraphs or formatting.

Anyone know how I might be able to have my eposoides notes formatted correctly in iTunes?

Thanks for your help. David
Title: Re: Formatting episodes notes in Itunes
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on September 17, 2018, 06:35:21 pm
Please post a link to your show's listing in Apple Podcasts so we can take a closer look at what's going on.
Title: Re: Formatting episodes notes in Itunes
Post by: David Murray on September 18, 2018, 09:24:38 am
Here is the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/public-speaking-with-david-murray/id1376004876?mt=2

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Formatting episodes notes in Itunes
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on September 18, 2018, 01:07:08 pm
I subscribed to your show using desktop iTunes on my iMac. The only place I'm noticing the lack of formatting is in the iTunes preview of your episode descriptions. Everywhere else, it's fine.

Are you only putting show notes in the main blog post of your episodes? Or are you also using the iTunes Summary field within your Podcast Episode boxes?
Title: Re: Formatting episodes notes in Itunes
Post by: David Murray on September 19, 2018, 10:48:10 am
Thanks very much for your help.
I’ve noticed that my podcast episode descriptions are not formatted in iTunes or other podcast apps if you are not subscribed.
I wonder if this is what usually happens?

I am posting my podcast via my wordpress site using the blubbry power press plug in.
So I write my episode notes directly in the blog post.

I am not using the iTunes summary field. I’m not sure where I can find that?

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Formatting episodes notes in Itunes
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on September 20, 2018, 12:42:49 pm
I think what you're experiencing is actually normal. Most podcast apps don't usually show fully formatted notes in their previews. You only see the complete formatting after you subscribe. I don't think there's anything you can do to change this.