I’m going to change what I use to generate the podcast feed for Podcast Idiot to sovereignfeeds.com. This will allow me to experiment with that before implementing it for the hiking podcast I’m starting.
Right now if you check podcastindex.org for the feed for Podcast Idiot it points to https://podcastidiot.com/feed/podcast. I will create a file called pipodcast.xml and put that in the root directory of podcastidiot.com. Then I’ll create a 301 redirect in the .htaccess file of my Apache virtual server which will redirect anything looking for https://podcastidiot.com/feed/podcast to https://podcastidiot.com/pipodcast.xml.
I added the following text to the very beginning of my .htaccess file. This file is located in the root directory of the web site.
Redirect 301 https://podcastidiot.com/feed/podcast https://podcastidiot.com/pipodcast.xml
Redirect 301 /feed/podcast https://podcastidiot.com/pipodcast.xml
When entering the previous URL for the RSS feed it should automatically redirect you to the new feed. After this I will go to the Podping tab on Sovereign Feeds to update my feed at podcastindex.org. If all goes right the new feed should now be active. Let’s see what happens.