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How to edit your show or episode details in your RSS feed
How to edit your show or episode details in your RSS feed

Change your podcast title, description, categories, keywords, tags, author name, language etc.

Updated over a week ago

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It's really simple to edit your show and episode details through Acast's dashboard, which provides direct control over the tags in your RSS feed. 

For example, changing the 'Subtitle' field on Acast will automatically change the <itunes:subtitle> tag in your RSS feed. Almost any detail or tag can be changed, including your title, description, keywords, and author status.

Editing your show

To edit your show, please follow this steps:
1. Go to your show settings on Acast, and click the Settings tab.

2. There, you will be able to change your show's:

  • Title (e.g.: The Lost Art of Liner Notes)

  • Subtitle (e.g: An in-depth, track-by-track journey behind great albums with the artists that made them)

  • Summary (longer description which can include links)

  • Podcast Type (Episodic or Serial)

  • Explicit (or clean)

  • Custom RSS feed URL (to have a vanity URL at the end of your feed)

  • Categories (e.g., Arts, News, Culture, Sports, TV, etc.)

  • Keywords (search terms related to your show)

  • Link (the URL of your website, if you have one)

  • Language

  • Author 

  • Copyright

  • Owner Name 

  • Owner Email

Any changes you make to your show settings will be automatically reflected in your Acast podcast RSS feed.

You can also delete your show by following these steps:

1. Go to your show settings and scroll down to Delete show
2. Press delete show and confirm

Please not that if you delete your show, it will also delete all episodes, and they can not be recovered.

Editing your episode

Similarly, to edit your episode please follow these steps:
1. Go to your episodes, select an episode, and click the Episode Details tab or the Publish settings tab.

2. From there you'll be able to edit any fields you like:

  • Title of your episode

  • Subtitle (one line describing the episode)

  • Summary (a longer description of the episode, can include links)

  • Link (optional: if you have a specific web page for the episode)

  • Season (not required—only if you separate your show into seasons)

  • Episode # (as above)

  • Episode Alias (a vanity or custom name for the episode URL)

  • Episode Type (Full episode, Trailer, or Bonus)

  • Explicit (if your episode includes explicit content)

You can also delete your episode by following these steps:
1. Select the episode you wish to delete
2. Go to publish settings on that episode
3. Scroll down to Danger zone and select delete episode.

Please note that if you delete your episode, it can not be recovered.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am trying to submit my show to another platform, and they are missing the "Artist" field.

If you submit your show to another platforms and the "Artist" field is missing please check that your "Author" field is updated at Acast by following these steps:
1. Go to your show Settings > Author Details.
2. Fill in your Author Details, save again, and then try submitting the show.

I don't want my personal name to show up on other platforms, can I change it?

If you do not want your personal name to show up on other platforms you can update your show information as we automatically will add your account name as the author for the show. You can update your Author name by following these steps:
1. Go to your Show settings> Author Details.
2. Update your Author name

I am rebranding my show, can I also change the show alias?

Unfortunately, if you are rebranding your show you are not able to change the show alias once set, as it's used as a unique identifier internally. Nevertheless, the show alias is rarely seen by listeners, so it's more important to change the show title and image. Also, remember to inform your listeners of any change you make!

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