Migrating an existing podcast from another hosting platform to Spreaker consists of two steps:
1 - Moving your old episodes to Spreaker by using the RSS importer. If episodes are already hosted on another podcasting platform, it is possible to move episodes via the RSS importing function. You simple need to copy and paste the RSS feed URL from your current hosting platform into the Spreaker RSS importer page.
2 - Forwarding your old RSS feed to the new Spreaker one. Once the importing is done, all of your episodes will be available to Spreaker’s community and can be distributed with the new Spreaker RSS feed. If your podcast is already available on platforms such as iTunes with your previous hosting and you don’t want to submit it again, it is possible to enable a redirection so you can keep your subscribers.
How to move your podcast from WordPress using the Redirection plugin
1 - Log into your Spreaker account or create a new one.
2 - Go to the Import Episodes section. Paste the RSS feed copied from your website into the corresponding box and choose - or create - the podcast where your episodes will be uploaded in step two.
3 - Finally, you'll get in the RSS Importing customization page where you can uncheck the “Import new episodes automatically” box and save.
4 - Once all the episodes are imported on Spreaker you can enable the RSS Feed redirection.
You can find your new Spreaker RSS feed by accessing the RSS Settings tab of your podcast, on the Content Management System (CMS): www.spreaker.com/cms/shows
5 - Go to your website and then to the Wordpress Admin
6- On the left menu, click on Plugins, install Redirection plugin and then click on Activate.
7- On the left menu click on Tools and find Redirection.
8- Start the Setup and finish it.
9- Put /feed/podcast/ in the Source feed URL.
10- In Target URL box insert your new Spreaker URL you have previously copied from our CMS.
11- Click on Add redirect. At this point, your old feed should directly point to the new Spreaker URL.
If you were already using the Powerpress plugin, you can click on the left menu on Powerpress and then select Destinations, click on your old feed URL and check if you are redirected to the Spreaker feed.