I sometimes get asked how I create the RSS feed for my e-Learning Stuff Podcast so that people can subscribe to it from my blog or through iTunes.
Though it is quite easy using the WordPress software it is possible to get an RSS feed it doesn’t match the requirements of submitting to iTunes. Originally I used to parse the feed through feedburner, but then I found that the actual podcast posts were “lost” within the regular posts.
At that point I was resigned to using Notepad to write my own RSS XML file when I found out about Feeder.
Feeder is a fully featured application for creating, editing and publishing RSS and iTunes podcast feeds.
Feeder can create, download and import RSS 2.0 and iTunes podcast feeds with full support for the iTunes RSS podcasting extensions. Drag and drop enclosure files to create new items, Feeder will automatically tag audio and video files with artwork, etc in all popular podcast formats. Feeder makes editing your feed a breeze with auto-complete, templates, HTML tag insertion, previews and a customizable user interface that easily adapts to the task at hand.
Feeder can publish to FTP, SFTP, FTPS MobileMe, WebDAV or Amazon S3 servers and will upload the feed, artwork and enclosure files, post to the weblog and announce new content on Twitter and Facebook with a single click.
It is now a simple process to create the different podcast entries, it was also possible (following requests) to create a full feed of all my podcasts.
I now use Feeder to create the entries for my podcast RSS feed, though for legacy reasons the feed still goes through feedburner.
If you need to create RSS feeds for anything as well as podcasts then have a look at Feeder.