TPS 073: Securing Your WordPress Website with Dustin Hartzler

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Protect your WordPress website from malicious hackers, spam and other bots attempting to invade your site by taking some simple steps for non-coders.

Plugins are a great way to enhance the security of your WordPress website. Dustin Hartzler from Your Website Engineer talks with me about some of his favorite ways to protect your website.

Also included in this episode is a conversation about the importance of backing up your site on  regular basis in case something does manage to infect your site. Backing up is an easy way to get your site back to normal quickly. Dustin walks us through ways to clean up your site after an attack and how to get back into the good graces of Google should you end up being blacklisted.

Here’s Dustin tips and plugins for securing your site. [Read more…]

TPS 069 – WordPress for Podcasting with Dustin Hartzler from Your Website Engineer

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Your website is your podcast’s central hub, its home on the web. It’s where you have an entire archive of all your episodes, links you mentioned in any given show, buttons to follow, share and continue the conversation on social media, profiles of your hosts and easy ways to allow your community to get in touch with you.

There are so many more things that your podcast’s website does for your show so how do you know where to start? What platform is best for building your podcast’s home on the web?Your Website Engineer

On this episode I talk with Dustin Hartzler from Your Website Engineer podcast and website about using WordPress for podcasting.

WordPress can be used to build your website and host your RSS feed, two critical steps in having a well made podcast. In fact there’s just about no limit to what you can do with WordPress, all without having to know HTML, CSS or any other type of code. [Read more…]

Change the Number of Feed Items In WordPress to Display All Your Episodes on iTunes

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If you are having an issue with iTunes, or any other podcatcher, only showing your most recent ten (10) or less episodes and you are using WordPress to feed your podcast, this is the fix for you.

Even if you are also using feedburner, changing this simple setting will allow more episodes to appear in your RSS feed and thus on iTunes, Zune, Miro, etc.

This fix works for both WordPress.com and people who have their own installation of WordPress on their own server.

How To Use WordPress and Feedburner to Create a Podcast Ready RSS Feed (I NO Longer Recommend Using FeedBurner)

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UPDATE: I no longer recommend the use of FeedBurner. It’s old tech that easily breaks and is no longer necessary IMO. To create a valid, podcast ready RSS feed, my recommendation is to use Libsyn.com or host with blurry.com and use the PowerPress plugin with WordPress. If for some reason you find yourself having to use FeedBurner, maybe you are using WordPress.com for your website, then this tutorial will help with that.

Best viewed in full screen mode. Press play then select 720p HD version in the bottom right of the video player and then view full screen.

In this tutorial I show you how to create a podcast ready RSS feed using either wordpress.com or your own installation of wordpress. I combine the power of wordpress and its ability to create as many feeds as you want, along with Feedburner to make a valid RSS feed for your podcast.


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Using WordPress and Feedburner to feed your podcast allows you a lot of control over what is in your feed and how your feed will appear on podcast directories such as itunes, Zune, Miro and anywhere else you submit your podcast.

TPS Ep. 037 – A WordPress Feed Fix, A New Home for your Podcast, and a Great Blogworld Keynote

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On this episode I introduce you to a new resource on ThePodcastersStudio.com, the newly redone blog which will be used to share emails that I receive regarding podcasting questions. Now everyone will benefit from the information I exchange with those people who take the time to write into the show.

I also introduce you to and encourage you to get your podcast feed into the Blackberry Podcast Store. This is another great place to feature your show and be discovered by a whole new group of people who might not of known you were producing great content.

The 2010 Blogworld and New Media Expo recently took place and for those of us who were unable to attend there are many great videos from the conference available online. Today I discuss one that I enjoyed most by Scott Stratten aka @unmarketing on twitter. He talks about the necessity to stop getting in the way of people consuming your content. Check out the talk in the video below and gain a bunch of insights into different ways to think of your blog and/or podcast.

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Links mentioned in this episode:
Facebook page for The Podcasters Studio
Blackberry Podcast Store
Disqus Comment Plugin for WordPress
Intense Debate Comment Plugin for WordPress

ScottStratten from Blogworld on Vimeo.

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