Lots of people are using WordPress these days for their blogs and lots of podcasters are doing the same by embedding their podcast media into their blog entries. If you have a massive audience, you should consider having someone like LibSyn (short for Liberated Syndication) host your media so you don’t exceed your data transfer limit when people around the world start tuning in to your podcast at the same time. So, how do I get my podcast I have hosted in LibSyn and embed it into my WordPress blog?
- STEP 1: go to http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress and download the PodPress plug-in. There’s a video tutorial on how to install the plug-in, which will take about 20-30 minutes to install if you’re familiar with HTML. If not, delegate it to your web designer or send us an email at missionmediausa.com/contact.
- STEP 2: log in to your LibSyn account and click on the “Media Files” tab. Click to highlight the media you’d like to embed into WordPress and then, under the “File Info” box on the left side of the screen, right-click on the “direct download” hyperlink and select “Copy Link” (this phrase will vary depending on the type of computer you’re using).
- STEP 3: log in to your WordPress and click on the “Manage” tab at the top of the screen and then click on the blog post you want to embed your podcast media into. Scroll down and you’ll now see a box called “Podcasting” where you can click in the first field called “Location” and right-click and “Paste” your link from STEP 2 into this field.
And you’re done! Lots of steps to take, but a necessary evil if you want to avoid running over your monthly data limits when your podcast hits all the Top 100 lists!
(Special thanks to schoolofpodcasting.com for pointing me in the right direction with this.)