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Strickland Bonner

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Blubrry- Where do I start?
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:52:07 pm »
Experienced podcaster, been using Libsyn for years and wanted to try out Blubrry to create a brand new show. I signed up, I see my dashboard...What now?

My understanding with this account is that I have hosting, posting, RSS feed, distribution, and a basic website all in one place, but I can't figure out where to start and can't find any walkthrough anywhere. From the Dashboard>Media Hosting, I can upload a file and make it public. Public where? I haven't put in any show information, art, or seen an RSS feed yet.

Am I just being thick? Please help! Thank you.



Shawn Thorpe

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Re: Blubrry- Where do I start?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 11:07:27 pm »
The first thing you'll want to do is log in to your dashboard at blubrry.com and then click the Hosting Settings link inside the Podcast Hosting box. Check the box next to "Publish from your own WordPress blog with PowerPress plugin" and click the Save button. It's OK if you leave the URL field blank.

Then, set up the free PowerPress Site that comes with your hosting subscription:
https://create.blubrry.com/powerpress-sites/getting-started/

Once that's done, log in to the dashboard for your PowerPress Site and follow the instructions here to get your podcast feed settings in place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCG8e6SN67s

Make sure your PowerPress Site is linked to your Blubrry account:
https://create.blubrry.com/resources/powerpress/powerpress-settings/services-stats/

Follow the instructions here to post your episodes thru your PowerPress Site:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRqsylR1uXw&t=1s

Strickland Bonner

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Re: Blubrry- Where do I start?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 11:51:24 pm »
Shawn, that was brilliant! Couldn't have been easier, but why did I have to go into the forum and post a new thread just to get that info? Rhetorical question, or better yet a question for Blubrry I guess. So, in 5 minutes I've created my show, set up my basic website, and posted an episode. To submit, do I need to go directly to iTunes, Google, Stitcher, etc? I know how to do this, I'm just wondering if there's an automated way to do it from WP or the Blubrry dashboard.

Thank you for your detailed reply and quick response!

Shawn Thorpe

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Re: Blubrry- Where do I start?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 01:50:24 pm »
Internal discussions are taking place to try and make it easier for new users to find the instructions they need to get started.

You will need to submit your podcast feed to each syndication point by going to those syndication points and submitting directly. The only exception is Spotify. In that case, log in to your dashboard at blubrry.com and click the "Get on Spotify" link and then follow the prompts from there.