Creating New Podcast


This post describes steps to create a new podcast so it can be hosted on the, listed on Blurry directory which allows us to get statistic, and make the podcast available on Apple and Google podcast This post does not cover how to prepare podcast files.


To publish a podcast, it consist of follow major steps:

  1. Create a Category in Posts on the This will be the name of your podcast
  2. Add Category to PowerPress podcast plug-in
  3. Upload podcast files to
  4. Create and publish one podcast post of the new podcast
  5. List the newpodcast in Blubrry, and get your streaming proxy info
  6. Update podcast setting with podcast proxy info
  7. Publish podcast on Apple podcast
  8. Update Destination URL

We’ll now cover each steps in detail

Creating a Category in Posts

Go to Posts -> Category

And create a new category. The name of the category becomes your podcast name.

The slug will become the URL to your podcast so you’d want to make it unique and easy to recognize. The description will be pulled into Apple, Google, Blubrry service so you want to be mindful about that. It should include reference to DRBA. This can be updated later.

In this example, we create “A Testing Podcast” podcast.

Add Category to PowerPress

PowerPress is a podcast plug-in developed by Bluburry. We’ll add the Category we created to the podcast list

Go to PowerPress -> Category Podcasting

Select the category you created for your podcast from the “Select Category” dropdown menu, and then click “Add Product Setting to Category Feed”

You’ll then see screen as follow

Set copyright in the Feed Settings

Add cover art

Click on the Feeds to update required info

Apple settings

Upload Podcast to server

Let admin know about the podcast slug you used above, share your podcast files with the admin ( at least one episode ), and he should create a folder on the server as follow and upload your podcast files there.


Create and Publish One Podcast

Go to Posts and Add New.

  1. Update Title and add Descriptions. This is what people will see on the when they come to to the podcast home page. This is one example:七十四世了堂鼎徹禪師/
  2. Update Media URL. This is URL to the podcast media file (usually a mp3 file ). The URL should be as following:[podcast-slug]/[podcast-file-name]
    Using our Test Podcast as an example, if the first episode file name is a-testing-podcast-ep1.mp3, the URL will be:

    Click “Verify” to check the URL is valid.
  3. Select your podcast category from the Category dropdown menu

  4. Also select your category on the Category on the right

  5. Click “Publish” on the top

List the new podcast in Blubrry

Go to PowerPress -> Category Podcasting

You’ll see a list of podcasts. Click your podcast. You’ll see image as following.

Click on Feeds. You’ll see screen as following:

Copy the RSS feed URL. This is what you’ll need to add podcast to the Blubrry.

Sing-in to Login is [email protected], contact [email protected] owner for password.

Click “Add Show” on the left

Click “Get Statistics” in the following screen:

Select “Create a new podcast”

Enter podcast info and click “Continue”

Copy the media redirect URL info in the following screen:

Go back to, PowerPress -> Category Podcasting -> your-podcast -> Other. Enter the Media Redirect URL from the Blubrry into the “Media Statistics” box, and Save Changes.

List Podcast on the Apple Podcast

Contact [email protected] to get login for and login to Our login is [email protected]

Click on “+” to create a new show for your podcast

Select “Add a new show with RSS feed” and click Next

Enter the Feed URL you got from Feed Setting into the RSS feed URL box and click Add

Update Content Rights and contact info as following:

At this point, Apple Podcast will be processing the feed info. Wait a few hours to come back to the same page to see if any additional info is needed, then you’ll be able to publish.

Click “Save Changes” when you complete all the setting changes.

Update Destinations

After podcast is published on Podcast, come back to the “Destinations” tab in your podcast to update destinations. We usually update only Appl, Google, and Spotify.

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