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iTunes, RSS and available podcasts
« on: August 09, 2014, 11:26:41 am »
I'm migrating my podcast from another site to my new site ( I'm creating each podcast as a new WordPress post, with the publishing date being the original date of the podcasts. I have over 200 podcasts that go back to 2002.

The RSS feed ( is sending information to iTunes (, but it's only featuring 10 of the published podcasts. As far as I can tell, I need to expand the RSS feed to a bigger number (say, 20 or 50 instead of 10) to populate iTunes with more podcasts.

Here's my question: How do I need to publish these historical podcasts so that they will permanently show up as available on my iTunes podcast? For example, if I change the RSS feed to show 25 posts, and today I post 25 posts from 2002-2004, then tomorrow I publish 50 posts from 2005-2006, I would think that the posts from 2002-2004 would no longer be on my feed. Would those older podcasts still show up on iTunes? Or do I need to do some other kind of setting for my RSS feed to feature 200+ podcasts on iTunes?

Thank you for any help you may be able to provide!


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Re: iTunes, RSS and available podcasts
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 02:33:23 pm »
Because your are hand moving the episodes versus a export / import from the other site you will need to set the number in your feed to the number you want seen in iTunes  I would post them newest to oldest.  The maximum number of episodes iTunes will show is 299.

But as you know this is not really recommended to show all your episodes.. To show them all you will have to have your feed set at the max number of posts..

iTunes is horrible for episode discovery so your not gaining anything if you only plan on having 50 shown anyway as the other 150 will be rolled off in their system they only show what is in the feed up to 299..

Remember as well as your feed gets bigger iTunes may put you on a slower refresh rate.

Hope that helps.