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Podcasting for WordPress

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Podcasting for WordPress. 2014 WordCamp Dayton. Tips, tricks, and tools for podcasting.

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Podcasting for WordPress

  1. 1. Podcasting for WordPress By Nile Flores - http://blondish.net
  2. 2. Objective ❏ Explain what podcasting is ❏ Share tips on podcasting ❏ Share third party tools for podcasting ❏ Share podcasting plugins for WordPress
  3. 3. What is Podcasting? Podcasting in short is…. sequential content creation done via audio, using a syndication feed.
  4. 4. What Can You Podcast About? Anything you’re passionate about!!!
  5. 5. Create content on as many mediums as possible to potentially reach more of your target audience.
  6. 6. Length of a Podcast? Length of podcast depends on what you are covering and what your target audience is most interested in. Some can be as short as 2 to 5 minutes and others 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. 7. How Often Should You Podcast? Depends on how comfortable your schedule is, but also consider consistency, especially if you’ re trying to build a loyal following.
  8. 8. What about Podcast sites like BlogTalkRadio? Why use them when you can control your content more? Most insert their own ads in, and the quality is not very good. Often downloading and converting is a pain… still with poor sound quality.
  9. 9. How to Subscribe to Podcasts? PocketCast App for Mobile iTunes or other desktop Media Players
  10. 10. Where to store your podcast media files? ❏ LibSyn.com ❏ Blubrry.com Protect your site from going down in case you’ ve been syndicated by a larger site.
  11. 11. Podcasting 101 ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Be yourself Cover topics that matter to your audience Don’t make an elaborate script. Make an outline. If you’re using intro and outro music, keep it brief. Don’t be afraid to mess up. You can always cut out those long pauses, likes, ands, and ums. ❏ Choose a microphone with a good noise cancelling filter
  12. 12. Podcasting, just like blogging - doesn’t have to be perfect. Like anything you’ re trying to succeed at, that comes with time and practice.
  13. 13. And Two More Tips... ❏ If you’re concerned about SEO, create a paragraph to summarize your podcast or add a transcript. ❏ Create a video version of your podcast and place it on Youtube and utilize Closed Caption.
  14. 14. Third Party Podcasting Tools ❏ Audacity (with Lame MP3 add-on) - http: //audacity.sourceforge.net/ ❏ iTunes.com ❏ Adobe Creative Cloud ❏ Feedburner
  15. 15. Podcast related tools for WordPress Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin - http: //wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/ There are quite a few podcasting plugins out there, but PowerPress seems to be one of the better ones.
  16. 16. What does Blubrry PowerPress do? ❏ HTML5 integration in both audio and video media support ❏ Ability to manage multiple podcast channels ❏ Capable of integrating into iTunes ❏ Works with custom post types and custom taxonomies ❏ Includes option for download stats ❏ Contains extended advanced settings or simple settings depending on your preference.
  17. 17. Hooking Up to iTunes PowerPress has a simple process to publishing your podcast to iTunes. Make sure to fill the area out completely so you can be approved and added to the iTunes directory.
  18. 18. Sites With Great Podcasting Tips ❏ The Audacity to Podcast - http://theaudacitytopodcast. com/ ❏ Podcast Answer Man - http://podcastanswerman. com/learn-how-to-podcast/ … and many more
  19. 19. Great WordPress Podcasts ❏ Dradcast - http://dradcast.com/ ❏ WPWatercooler - http://www.wpwatercooler.com/ ❏ WordPress Weekly - http://wptavern.com/wordpressweekly … and many more
  20. 20. My Podcast http://blondish.net/category/podcast/
  21. 21. Any Questions? Nile Flores http://blondish.net http://twitter.com/blondishnet http://facebook.com/NileFlores http://linkedin.com/in/blondishnet http://slideshare.net/blondishnet

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