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How to add and edit sermons & sermon series, upload audio podcasts, submit podcasts to Apple Podcasts, etc.
Linking directly to the latest sermon
Sometimes you want a link that automatically updates to the latest sermon. If you'd like to link to the latest sermon directly, we've done some coding to help you do that easily. We've created what is called a "Shortcode", which is a simple piece of code you can use to run a more complex function, like grabbing the link to the latest sermon. In the Page Builder or Post Content Here it is: [latest-sermon] Simple, eh? Just add that code where you would normally add a link anywhere on
Adding Sermon Content to Your Website
Properly Encoding Audio Podcasts
File Type: mp3 We recommend that you encode your audio files as .mp3 audio files. These are the most widely used audio file types and can be played on nearly any device without downloading codecs, apps, or plugins to play them. If you have a video file, open the file in Quicktime and you should be able to export it as an audio file. It may export as an .m4a file, which you can then import into iTunes and convert to an .mp3 Bit Rate: 192 kbps Your a
Joining Tracks in iTunes for Podcast Episodes
Occasionally, one of our clients needs to take a CD recording and encode the audio of the entire disc to one podcast episode. This video shows you how to do just that. For more details on how to encode MP3s for podcasts, check out this related article: https://help.dgtl.church/sermon-content-management/encoding-sermon-audio-podcast-files
How long will it take for podcast episodes to syndicate?
You might wonder why some change you have made—like updating an image or posting a new episode—isn't showing up yet in iTunes, as this can be a source of concern or frustration. Digital Church updates your feed immediately, as soon as you make any changes. And these changes will be available immediately to anyone who accesses your feed directly or any subscribers who refresh the feed. **However, various players (like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify etc.) take a bit of time to process
Submit Your Podcast to iTunes
To get started, let's make sure your podcast feed is properly set up. We'll preview the feed in your web browser before we submit the feed to Apple. Open a new browser tab and type in your website address. Add /feed/podcast to the end of your web address. You should see your podcast description and cover image on this page. If not go to your podcast settings page and make sure you have a cover photo set and a show description entered. That page can be found at [**https://yourwebsite.c