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

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…]

Powerpress 2.0 and HTML5

The Powerpress plugin for WordPress was updated a few days ago. This plugin does much more than you need it to and can be used in many different ways.

One of it’s most exciting new features is the ability to place an html5 player on your site, essentially making your podcast non-flash or Apple friendly. [Read more…]

TPS Ep. 039 – Audio Editors, Virtual Cart Machines, and Using Analytics to Track Success

Adobe Audition is now out for the Mac. Find out what I like about it, what I think you could use as an alternative and the effects I use when using Audition to process my audio.

Also discussed on this episode are virtual cart machines (soundbyte, pod producer, etc). These apps and programs allow you to bring other audio clips into your podcast recordings by easily organizing them into a push button display. Easily bring in intros, outros, sound effects and any other audio clips you want to load into the software.

I discuss the advantage to using the new “like” button for facebook and how using Google Analytics to set “funnels” can help you to achieve your desired conversion goals for on your website.

Also find out why I think you can stand to profit by giving away all of your knowledge and content for free! The more content you produce and publish in your niche, the more you establish yourself as an expert in your field. The best way to achieve this status is by making sure anyone and everyone interested in your content can consume it. By giving it away for free you are not only inviting everyone to view it, you are drawing people to your expertise and opening up the possibility for anyone to hire you or pay for other products you sell surrounding your content.

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Links mentioned in this episode:
Adobe Audition for the mac beta – free (until the beta is over).
Facebook Social Plugins – for installing a facebook like button plugin on your wordpress site
ID3 editor – for putting metadata into your mp3 files
Google Analytics – for website statistics
PodcastHelper (Ray) on facebook
sound byte for ipad – for inserting audio clips into your podcast recordings

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

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.

TPS Ep. 032 – Sponsor Your Own Podcast


On this episode I talk about progress made in my experiments with html5 for audio and video, thoughts about sponsoring your own podcast, and new ideas about how to market your show with the intent of growing your audience.

We also have listener feedback sent in by Jerry of My Amateur Radio.com and Steve from Waves of Tech.com, who called in with their thoughts about TPS Ep. 31 where I asked podcasters their thoughts on apologizing to their audience.

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Links mentioned in this episode:
Apple Podcast Spec. Page

Apple’s Develepor Site with Html5 Code for Audio and Video

Degradable html5 Plugin for WordPress

Miro Video Converter

7 Most Useful HTML5 Video Integrating Tools

New Media Minute Podcast by Daisy Whitney

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TPS Ep. 010 – Plugins and Widgets for Your Podcast’s WordPress Blog

courtesy Flickr user Darren Hester

courtesy Flickr user Darren Hester

On this episode I take a look at increasing the value of your blog through plugins and widgets. These are some of the plugins and widgets that I use here at The Podcasters Studio dot com and the ones I feel will benefit you the most as a podcaster. If you start a blog to support your podcast, take a look at each of these plugins and/or widgets listed below and integrate the ones that you feel will work best for your blog and podcasting needs.

Links to Plugins and Widgets Mentioned in this Episode:
1 Pixel Out Audio Player – a clean looking flash player for your visitors to play your podcast mp3’s on your site
Tweetmeme – an easy way to let your viewers retweet your blog post and it shows how many times this has occurred
Lijit – a better search for your site
Feedjit – a live view of who visited your site, how they got there, and where they came from

music used for this episode: 37hz “Spiral Song”, Adam Woodall Band “Runaway”,  3ce “Outside-Inside” – All songs are licensed via CC license and found at music.podshow.com.

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