Power Your Podcast
with WordPress
Presented by Douglas Bell
www.DouglasBell.us / www.techtAUk.net
WordCamp Baltimore 2013
...
What is a
Podcast?
A podcast is an episodic audio or
video program, syndicated over
the internet using RSS feeds.
Users can subscribe to thes...
Who’s Podcasting?
A Little About Me
(in a very brief slide)
A Brief History of
Podcasting
2001 iPod
2002
RSS 2.0
Feeds
2003 Blogging
2004
iPod + Broadcast
= Podcast!
The Big Idea
2004
2004 “Podcatchers”
2005 iTunes Podcasting
Podcasting &
Blogging
They go hand-in-hand!
Democratizing
Publishing
Democratizing
Broadcasting
What Makes a Podcast?
Personal Portable
Professional
(or amateur)
Pretty Easy
How to Start Your
Own Podcast Using
WordPress
Four Things You Need:
Blog or CMS Website
Artwork & Branding
Podcast Feed
Episode Hosting
iTunes defines the de facto
standards for Podcast Feeds
www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
Blog or CMS Website
• Easy-to-use CMS to
control your website
design and content
• Media-friendly platform
• Generates RSS...
WP.com Episode Hosting
• Space Upgrade required to
upload audio files
(10 GB = $20/year)
• VideoPress Upgrade required
to ...
Other Episode Hosting
• Any shared web host
($80-$100/year)
• Many hosts offer
unlimited bandwidth &
storage space
• Keep ...
Artwork & Branding
• Podcast Artwork
represents your podcast
on iTunes & media devices
• 1400x1400 square JPEG
image recom...
Example Artwork
Podcast Feed
• Enhanced version of your
WordPress site’s RSS feed
• Adds metadata about the
podcast, read by iTunes
• Word...
Demo
Recording & Editing An Episode
Self-Hosted & Plugin Setup
Submit Podcast to iTunes
WP.com & Feedburner Setup
Demo
Recap
What Podcasting Is
Setup a Podcast Site w/ WordPress
Submit Podcast to iTunes
How to Edit an Audio Podcast
Podcast F...
Resources
Apple iTunes Podcasters Guide
www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
WordPress.com Podcasting Setup
en.support.wordpress...
Plugins (Self-Hosted)
podPress
wordpress.org/plugins/podpress/
Blubrry PowerPress
wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/
Feedbu...
More Podcast Directories
Podcast Alley - www.podcastalley.com
PodBean - www.podbean.com
Blubrry - www.blubrry.com
Podfeed....
Review This
Workshop Online
SlideShare: www.slideshare.net/dbelldc
WordPress.tv: Coming Soon!
If You’re Hiring...
Contact Me: dbelldc@gmail.com
My Website: www.DouglasBell.us
Tech tAUk Reloaded
Podcast
Website: www.t...
Questions?
Thanks for listening!
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Slides from the "Power Your Podcast with WordPress" workshop I presented at WordCamp Baltimore 2013, September 21, 2013.

Topics include an overview of the importance and history of podcasting, the requirements to start an amateur podcast, and how to utilize self-hosted WordPress or WordPress.com to serve as the platform for a podcast.

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Power Your Podcast with WordPress - Workshop - WordCamp Baltimore 2013

  1. 1. Power Your Podcast with WordPress Presented by Douglas Bell www.DouglasBell.us / www.techtAUk.net WordCamp Baltimore 2013 Station North Track - 1:00 pm
  2. 2. What is a Podcast?
  3. 3. A podcast is an episodic audio or video program, syndicated over the internet using RSS feeds. Users can subscribe to these shows and have new episodes pushed to them as they’re released, and take the episodes with them on any device.
  4. 4. Who’s Podcasting?
  5. 5. A Little About Me (in a very brief slide)
  6. 6. A Brief History of Podcasting
  7. 7. 2001 iPod
  8. 8. 2002 RSS 2.0 Feeds
  9. 9. 2003 Blogging
  10. 10. 2004 iPod + Broadcast = Podcast! The Big Idea
  11. 11. 2004
  12. 12. 2004 “Podcatchers”
  13. 13. 2005 iTunes Podcasting
  14. 14. Podcasting & Blogging They go hand-in-hand!
  15. 15. Democratizing Publishing
  16. 16. Democratizing Broadcasting
  17. 17. What Makes a Podcast? Personal Portable Professional (or amateur) Pretty Easy
  18. 18. How to Start Your Own Podcast Using WordPress
  19. 19. Four Things You Need: Blog or CMS Website Artwork & Branding Podcast Feed Episode Hosting
  20. 20. iTunes defines the de facto standards for Podcast Feeds www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
  21. 21. Blog or CMS Website • Easy-to-use CMS to control your website design and content • Media-friendly platform • Generates RSS feeds of syndicated content • Self-hosted or WP.com
  22. 22. WP.com Episode Hosting • Space Upgrade required to upload audio files (10 GB = $20/year) • VideoPress Upgrade required to upload & embed video ($60/year, incl. 3 GB space) • WordPress.com Premium ($79/year, incl. VideoPress and 10 GB space & other features)
  23. 23. Other Episode Hosting • Any shared web host ($80-$100/year) • Many hosts offer unlimited bandwidth & storage space • Keep regular backups! • Pro option: Amazon S3
  24. 24. Artwork & Branding • Podcast Artwork represents your podcast on iTunes & media devices • 1400x1400 square JPEG image recommended • Should scale down well to 300x300 for viewing 1400 1400 YOUR IMAGE HERE!
  25. 25. Example Artwork
  26. 26. Podcast Feed • Enhanced version of your WordPress site’s RSS feed • Adds metadata about the podcast, read by iTunes • WordPress Plugins: podPress and PowerPress • Google Feedburner
  27. 27. Demo Recording & Editing An Episode Self-Hosted & Plugin Setup Submit Podcast to iTunes WP.com & Feedburner Setup
  28. 28. Demo
  29. 29. Recap What Podcasting Is Setup a Podcast Site w/ WordPress Submit Podcast to iTunes How to Edit an Audio Podcast Podcast Feed & Requirements
  30. 30. Resources Apple iTunes Podcasters Guide www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ WordPress.com Podcasting Setup en.support.wordpress.com/audio/podcasting/ WordPress Self-Hosted Podcasting codex.wordpress.org/Podcasting
  31. 31. Plugins (Self-Hosted) podPress wordpress.org/plugins/podpress/ Blubrry PowerPress wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/ Feedburner Plugin wordpress.org/plugins/feedburner-plugin/
  32. 32. More Podcast Directories Podcast Alley - www.podcastalley.com PodBean - www.podbean.com Blubrry - www.blubrry.com Podfeed.net - www.podfeed.net
  33. 33. Review This Workshop Online SlideShare: www.slideshare.net/dbelldc WordPress.tv: Coming Soon!
  34. 34. If You’re Hiring... Contact Me: dbelldc@gmail.com My Website: www.DouglasBell.us Tech tAUk Reloaded Podcast Website: www.techtAUk.net
  35. 35. Questions? Thanks for listening!

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