The Podcasting app in WordPress has a redirect function available. If I redirect my current RSS feed from my website to the SoundCloud RSS feed I just created, and begin uploading my new episodes to SoundCloud, will iTunes and Google Play still function as if nothing changed?
Second question. I am using Podtrac currently, meaning it's pointed to my RSS feed on my website. Will I need to make any changes to this for it to function properly?
Final question. I currently only have 5 episodes. Obviously, SoundCloud will not ever be able to host those since they're already hosted on my website. If I do as described above, and keep my first 5 episodes on my website, will new iTunes/Google Play subscribers still have access to those episodes in their respective apps?
Thank you very much.
Best answer by shawnmx
I'm guessing that maybe you're hoping to automate some sort of crossposting between your WordPress site and your SoundCloud account. If so, redirecting the feed WILL NOT achieve this. At present, there's no way to automatically crosspost between these two platforms.
In order for Podtrac to track your downloads, the Podtrac stats redirect URL must be present in your current feed's media enclosures, assuming you've set it up that way. Podtrac also has a "mirror feed" URL you can use in place of your original feed URL, but that only works if you direct people to subscribe to it directly instead of your main feed. I'm not that familiar with Seriously Simple, but it probably has an option within its settings to add the Podtrac stats redirect URL. That's a better option than using the Podtrac mirror URL.