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From Captivate to Firstory

Captivate is one of the major paid hosting platform used by many podcasters. This article will help you switch from Captivate to Firstory without losing all your podcasting data!

Step 1: Get your RSS feed from Captivate

Log into Captivate.

Copy your RSS feed.

Step 2: Set up a Firstory account and import your podcast

Set up your Firstory account and add a podcast > Import existing podcast.

Paste the RSS you just copied from Captivate. Click Next.

Confirm and verify the podcast information.

Copy the RSS provided by Firstory.

Step 3: Return to Captivate to complete redirection

Return to Captivate and select "Podcast Settings."

Click "Cancel Show" at the bottom of the screen.

Select "I'm moving my podcast elsewhere" when prompted with the reason for cancellation. Select "Someone else" from the next dropdown when given hosting platform choices.

Paste the RSS you just copied from Firstory.

After going through the displayed message, select "Close Show and Add 301 Redirect."

After waiting for about 5 to 10 minutes, return to Firstory and select "Check Redirection."

Successful redirection!

After completing redirection, all podcast management and operations will be done in Firstory Studio. You may refer to the following article to learn about the Firstory-exclusive features worth trying out:

Things to know after switching to Firstory

Happy podcasting!


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Updated on: 19/07/2022

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