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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.
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Written by Izabella
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

Go to your show on Acast, and click the Settings tab.

  • 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 will be automatically reflected in your Acast podcast RSS feed. You can also delete your show in the advanced section at the bottom. 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, simply go to that Episode and click the Episode Details tab or the Publish settings tab.

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 in the advanced section at the bottom. 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?

Check that your "Author" field is updated at Acast, which you can find under the show Settings > 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?

You can update your show information as we automatically will add your account name as the author for the show. You can update this from the show Settings > Author Details.

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

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

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