In Podbean, we refer to different podcasts (sites/feeds) as channels. If you have a network podcast account (Podbean’s Network Plan), you can easily manage multiple channels in one account. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1: Log into your Network account. Click the “Channels” tab in “My Dashboard” page. Enter the podcast subdomain. Click the “Create a new channel” icon to add the podcast as your channel.
Step 2: Click the “Manage” button: you’ll be redirected to your new channel to publish.
*See Podbean plan pricing for all podcast hosting plan options. Podbean no longer offers a network plan, but our Business accounts also offer multiple channels and other custom features; please contact Podbean for pricing and specs.
Scheduling a podcast allows you to set the time and day for your podcasts or blog posts to be published. The scheduling feature conveniently helps you plan ahead and/or ensure consistent timing of episodes. Here’s how to set up podcast scheduling:
Step 1: After you have written your post, click the triangle icon on the right of the “Publish” tab for the dropdown menu and choose “Publish on…”. Enter the date and time you wish to publish the post and click the “Schedule post” tab.
You can always go to the “Publish”-> “Episodes” page to re-schedule your posts by clicking the pencil icon of each post and then changing the date/time. You can also edit the content of a scheduled post.
Your post is now scheduled for publication and will appear on your site at the time and date you’ve arranged. This is great for planning around times when you’ll be away or just batching your work to make things more efficient!
It’s easy to set up a private (protected, only for permitted members) podcast in Podbean. Once you have created a business account and have completed your organization page, you can set up a private podcast in three steps:
Step 1: Set up your private podcast channel(s)
Login to your Podbean dashboard. Click on “Channels”. To create a new channel, click “Add a Channel”. Enter the subdomain and choose whether the channel is public or private (note: private channels cannot be changed to public).
To change a public channel to private, click the open lock icon. You will receive a pop up confirming that you wish to change this channel to private (you cannot change it back).
Step 2: Add private members
In the “Private” page, you can manually add private members by entering their email addresses or you can add private members in a batch by uploading a .txt file with one email per line. (You can click the i icon next to the “Batch add members” button to get a sample .txt file.)
Step 3: Publish an episode
Please make sure the “Private” option is checked when you publish the episode.
After following these three steps, your private podcast channel is online and ready for your private members to access and play your content.
Your private members can access your private podcast via your Podbean site or using the Podbean Podcast app. Please note that your private podcast is not searchable or available for public access in the Podbean site and Podbean app. Your podcast will only be available to your private members who log into the Podbean site or Podbean Podcast App with their email and password (they will receive an email with this information after you add them as private members).
*Other authentication options such as SSO are available for custom enterprise users. Please inquire about pricing and setup here.
You may wish to display hyperlinks (such as favorite blogs, your other sites, resources, etc.) in the sidebar of your Podbean podcast site. Podbean makes it really easy to do this!
To add a sidebar link on your podcast site, log into your Podbean account and go to the “Layout” ->”Sidebar Widgets” page. Drag and drop the links widget into the Sidebar section.
Then click the edit icon to add a new link. Click the ‘Add a Link” under the links group. Enter the link name, URL and select a link image if you want to. Click the checkmark icon under the Action section to save the newly added link. Click the save button at the bottom to save your changes.
Editing a Link: If you want to edit or delete the link, click the edit or delete icon under the Action section.
To add a Link Group: If you want to add a new link group to place related links together, just click the “Add a Link Group” to create one. You can pause your cursor on the link group name and click the related icon to edit the link group.
To add other types of widgets to your podcast site sidebar, read our Support article about sidebar widgets.