Warning

This documentation only applies for the development version of Funkwhale! Visit the docs for the latest release.

Create a channel

Warning

Your channel’s Fediverse handle needs to be unique. This is how other Fediverse software identifies your channel. You can’t change the Fediverse handle once you’ve created your channel.

Create a channel to start publishing your content on your Funkwhale pod. Users can access channel content from Funkwhale or other Fediverse software.

You can create two types of channel:

Artist discography

To create an Artist discography channel:

  1. Log in to your pod.

  2. Select the upload icon () in the top of the sidebar.

  3. Select Get started under Publish your work in a channel. Your user profile opens.

  4. Select + Add new next to the Channels header. A Create channel pop-up window appears.

  5. Select Artist discography and select Next step. The Artist channel form appears.

  6. Enter the Name of your channel. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  7. Enter the Fediverse handle of your channel. This is how other Fediverse software identifies your channel.

  8. Optional – upload a Channel picture. Users see this when they visit your channel page. Select Browse… to open a file picker.

  9. Optional – add Tags that describe your channel. Start typing in the Search… input box to find existing tags. You can also create new tags by typing them in and selecting them or hitting Return.

  10. Optional – enter a Description of your channel. You can Write using Markdown syntax and Preview how it will look. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  11. Select Create channel to create your channel.

  1. Log in to your pod.

  2. Select the upload icon () at the top of the screen.

  3. Select Get started under Publish your work in a channel. Your user profile opens.

  4. Select + Add new next to the Channels header. A Create channel pop-up window appears.

  5. Select Artist discography and select Next step. The Artist channel form appears.

  6. Enter the Name of your channel. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  7. Enter the Fediverse handle of your channel. This is how other Fediverse software identifies your channel.

  8. Optional – upload a Channel picture. Users see this when they visit your channel page. Select Browse… to open a file picker.

  9. Optional – add Tags that describe your channel. Start typing in the Search… input box to find existing tags. You can also create new tags by typing them in and selecting them or hitting Return.

  10. Optional – enter a Description of your channel. You can Write using Markdown syntax and Preview how it will look. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  11. Select Create channel to create your channel.

That’s it! You’ve created your artist channel. You can now add some music to it.

Podcast

To create a Podcast channel:

  1. Log in to your pod.

  2. Select the upload icon () in the top of the sidebar.

  3. Select Get started under Publish your work in a channel. Your user profile opens.

  4. Select + Add new next to the Channels header. A Create channel pop-up window appears.

  5. Select Podcasts and select Next step. The Podcast channel form appears.

  6. Enter the Name of your channel. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  7. Enter the Fediverse handle of your channel. This is how other Fediverse software identifies your channel.

  8. Optional – upload a Channel picture. Users see this when they visit your channel page. Select Browse… to open a file picker.

  9. Optional – add Tags that describe your channel. Start typing in the Search… input box to find existing tags. You can also create new tags by typing them in and selecting them or hitting Return.

  10. Choose the Language of your podcast.

  11. Optional – enter a Description of your channel. You can Write using Markdown syntax and Preview how it will look. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  12. Select the Category of your podcast. Podcatchers use this information to sort your podcast content.

  13. Optional – select the Subcategory of your podcast.

  14. Optional – enter the Owner e-mail address. This populates the itunes:email field of your podcast’s RSS feed.

  15. Optional – enter the Owner name. This populates the itunes:name field of your podcast’s RSS feed.

  16. Select Create channel to create your channel.

  1. Log in to your pod.

  2. Select the upload icon () at the top of the screen.

  3. Select Get started under Publish your work in a channel. Your user profile opens.

  4. Select + Add new next to the Channels header. A Create channel pop-up window appears.

  5. Select Podcasts and select Next step. The Podcast channel form appears.

  6. Enter the Name of your channel. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  7. Enter the Fediverse handle of your channel. This is how other Fediverse software identifies your channel.

  8. Optional – upload a Channel picture. Users see this when they visit your channel page. Select Browse… to open a file picker.

  9. Optional – add Tags that describe your channel. Start typing in the Search… input box to find existing tags. You can also create new tags by typing them in and selecting them or hitting Return.

  10. Choose the Language of your podcast.

  11. Optional – enter a Description of your channel. You can Write using Markdown syntax and Preview how it will look. Users see this when they visit your channel page.

  12. Select the Category of your podcast. Podcatchers use this information to sort your podcast content.

  13. Optional – select the Subcategory of your podcast.

  14. Optional – enter the Owner e-mail address. This populates the itunes:email field of your podcast’s RSS feed.

  15. Optional – enter the Owner name. This populates the itunes:name field of your podcast’s RSS feed.

  16. Select Create channel to create your channel.

You’re done! You’ve created your podcast channel. Now you can add some episodes to it.