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I have a podcast that I want to be listed under Religion & Spirituality. I would like for it to be listed when someone selects Christianity or Spirituality.

I just submitted my podcast with the xml code below. When the page displayed before submitting it only showed the Spirituality category under Religion & Spirituality, not the Christianity category.

<itunes:category text="Religion &amp; Spirituality">
<itunes:category text="Christianity"/>
</itunes:category>
<itunes:category text="Religion &amp; Spirituality">
<itunes:category text="Spirituality"/>
</itunes:category>

I could not find any documentation about how to do this. I thought I might try the following.

<itunes:category text="Religion &amp; Spirituality">
<itunes:category text="Christianity"/>
<itunes:category text="Spirituality"/>
</itunes:category>

Can this be done?

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Your second format is the proper one. Even if the iTunes listing only shows one category after the name, it will be searchable under both.

More explanation can be found here, or in the official documentation and a properly formatted multi-category tag is shown below:

<itunes:category text="Technology">
<itunes:category text="Computers" />
<itunes:category text="News" />
</itunes:category>

If you want multiple subcategories in different main categories, you would do something like your first example:

<itunes:category text="Arts &amp; Entertainment">
    <itunes:category text="Games" />
</itunes:category>
<itunes:category text="Technology">
    <itunes:category text="Computers" />
</itunes:category>
  • Great. I will save the documentation. I did leave the second solution in my XML file. Hopefully it will update soon after I start adding new episodes. When I see the change in iTunes I will check your response. Thanks so much!! – Pamela Cook - LightBe Corp Aug 30 '14 at 14:35

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