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Slides from the "Power Your Podcast with WordPress" workshop I presented at WordCamp Baltimore 2013, September 21, 2013. ...

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 Power Your Podcast with WordPress - Workshop - WordCamp Baltimore 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • Power Your Podcast with WordPress Presented by Douglas Bell www.DouglasBell.us / www.techtAUk.net WordCamp Baltimore 2013 Station North Track - 1:00 pm
    • What is a Podcast?
    • 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.
    • 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 feeds of syndicated content • Self-hosted or WP.com
    • 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)
    • Other Episode Hosting • Any shared web host ($80-$100/year) • Many hosts offer unlimited bandwidth & storage space • Keep regular backups! • Pro option: Amazon S3
    • 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!
    • Example Artwork
    • 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
    • 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 Feed & Requirements
    • 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
    • Plugins (Self-Hosted) podPress wordpress.org/plugins/podpress/ Blubrry PowerPress wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/ Feedburner Plugin wordpress.org/plugins/feedburner-plugin/
    • More Podcast Directories Podcast Alley - www.podcastalley.com PodBean - www.podbean.com Blubrry - www.blubrry.com Podfeed.net - www.podfeed.net
    • 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.techtAUk.net
    • Questions? Thanks for listening!