Migrating your podcast from Soundcloud

Moving your podcast from Soundcloud to Castos is a breeze, and just involves a couple of steps.  

First, you'll want to get all of your existing podcast content migrated over. For this we will just need your RSS feed from Soundcloud.  You can find this by heading to the Upper Right menu item (the three bubbles) and choosing Settings.  

Your RSS feed is at the top of that page and should look something like this:

From there you will need to import your content into Castos. To begin:

  • Move all of your podcast episodes to Castos or to your WordPress site if you're using the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin. You do this for Castos by providing your RSS feed URL during the onboarding process or in the SSP plugin by visiting Podcast > Settings > Import and selecting Import External Feed.
  • TWO: Once the SoundCloud feed is on your site, you will want to then sync those files on WordPress to Castos by going to Import > Trigger Import.  To make sure the sync has worked, check your Castots dashboard and make sure the URLs you see in the Podcast file window says Castos and not Libsyn.
  • THREE: Recreate your RSS feed either in WordPress with the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin or in your Castos Dashboard in the Feed Details area by adding all of the pertinent details like Podcast Name, Description, Categories etc.

Once that is complete you'll want to redirect your podcast RSS feed FROM Soundcloud TO your new RSS feed either in WordPress (if you're using our Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin to manage your RSS feed) or your Castos based feed.  

To do this copy the feed URL from either your WP dashboard (Podcast -> Settings -> Feed Details) or your Castos dashboard by clicking "Edit Podcast" in the main Podcast dashboard area.  

Enter your new RSS feed in the "Subscriber Redirect" area of that same Settings page in Soundcloud:

Redirecting your existing RSS feed from Soundcloud will tell both podcast directories like Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher, and Google Podcasts that your podcast is now located at that New Feed URL location. Additionally, all of your existing podcast subscribers will be automatically redirected to this new feed URL to get information about your show like new episodes.

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