Let’s get moving! The first step is to create an account by visiting www.podopshost.com/register. Enter your name, email, and password, then click Create Account. No credit card is required to start or migrate your content.
You’re currently on the dashboard. There’s not a lot here until you upload or import content. You want to click on RSS Feed Transfer in the left navigation to begin.
The page will refresh and present you with a field to paste in the RSS feed URL for your podcast. Paste in the URL and click on Search Podcast.
Your podcast will appear, confirm it’s correct, and then click Import Podcast to start the process.
Now you get some options!
Option 1: Do you want to import these podcast episodes into your existing PodOps Host podcast?
Selecting this option will allow you to import episodes into a podcast you’ve already created on PodOps Hosting. After clicking Yes you will see a dropdown to select from any existing podcasts you’ve created with us.
Option 2: Do you want to import these podcast episodes as a new PodOps Host podcast with the same name?
Selecting this option will allow you to import your podcast, exactly as it is, same name and all, from your current podcast hosting service.
Option 3: Do you want to import these podcast episodes as a new PodOps Host podcast with a new name?
Selecting this option will allow you to give your existing show a fresh new name. After clicking Yes, a Podcast Name field will appear, allowing you to create a new name for your podcast.
Once you make your selection, click Import. This can take a few minutes depending on how many episodes you’re importing. Once complete, you’ll see your podcast on the Podcast Dashboard.
IMPORTANT NOTE: By default your podcast imports as a free account. You are not required to upgrade, but it’s important to be aware that your content will delete after 120 days on the Free Plan. If you want to retain your content, you can click UPGRADE TO SAVE, and select any available plan. The only exception is if you utilize option one, and that podcast is on a paid plan.
Your content has now migrated and you can click Manage to start editing your episodes and uploading new content. Happy Podcasting!
Redirecting Your Podcast #
We advise waiting up to 24 hours before you submit any redirect requests to your former host. This ensures everything has been properly transferred. Once you submit a redirect request to your host, if there are errors in the transfer process, you may lose episodes.
Unpublished and Scheduled Episodes #
If you have episodes in the hosting platform you are migrating away from that are unpublished or scheduled at the time of migration, be sure to confirm they migrate over with your published episodes. It is not uncommon for these to be skipped as they don’t always appear in your RSS Feed and may require you manually move them by importing them into PodOps Hosting.