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How to Set Up a Podcast on Your iLife '11 iWeb Site

A podcast is a blog that plays an audio or a video. Podcasts are similar to syndicated radio and TV shows, except that people can download podcasts from a Web site into iTunes and play them at their convenience on their computers and on iPods or iPhones. Podcasts are easy to set up on iWeb pages in iLife.

To set up a podcast, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add Page button on the toolbar, or choose File→New Page.

  2. Select a theme from the list on the left and Podcast from the page templates on the right and then click Choose.

    The first podcast episode appears with the current date. iWeb also creates the Entries and Archive pages in the Sidebar inside the Podcast page, which acts like the Blog page.

  3. Double-click the our podcast placeholder text and replace the podcast header with your own.

The Podcast page contains excerpts (the opening text) from your most recent episodes. To add a new episode, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Entries page in the Sidebar under Podcast.

  2. If this is your first entry, select the first entry (a dummy entry supplied by iWeb) in the Title list; if not, click the Add Entry button to add a new entry.

  3. To edit the title of the entry for the episode, double-click the text box and type a new title.

  4. Click in the body text of the entry to edit the episode's text.

  5. If your podcast episode is an MP3 audio file, drag it from the Audio Browser to the media placeholder in the entry; if it's a video file, drag it from the Movies Browser to the placeholder.

    Drag an audio file to the placeholder in a podcast episode entry.
    Drag an audio file to the placeholder in a podcast episode entry.
  6. (Optional) Drag an image from the Photo Browser to the media placeholder to include an image.

  7. (Optional) To change the date of an episode, click the date above the entry and, in the calendar that appears, select a date.

  8. (Optional) To change the placement of elements in the episode, the space between elements, and all other settings associated with a typical blog entry, click the episode on the Podcast page to bring up the Blog Summary window.

  9. To change the RSS-related settings for a podcast, click the i in the upper-right corner of the Blog Summary window to bring up the Blog & Podcast Inspector window, and then click the Podcast tab at the top.

    Specify the RSS settings for publishing the podcast.
    Specify the RSS settings for publishing the podcast.

    You can add the artist and contact e-mail, and set podcast options.

  10. To delete an episode, select its entry in the Title list and click the Delete Entry button.

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