Hi and therefore welcomed Start A Podcast Fast, the series where I prove you how to get your podcast started really quickly. I’m Ryan McLane from Podcastfast.com and in this lesson you’re going to learn how to publish Podcast episodes use WordPress. I’m going to show you everything, from uploading your audio record to your media host all the style through to get it live on air use your WordPress website.
The first step is to upload your audio record to your media home, that might be SoundCloud, it was possible to Libsyn, it might be another media host that I haven’t mentioned. “Theres” two ways that you are able to upload your record to your media host. You can use auphonic.com which is a post make software that I recommend which helps level out your clangs and stimulates everything sound great or you are able to upload it directly to SoundCloud or to your media host which I don’t recommend. I’m going to show you right now how to upload to your media home use auphonic. If you want to see how to upload directly to SoundCloud then check out my free advanced tutorial on podcasting with SoundCloud. Just going to see www.podcastfast.com/ soundcloud to get direct access to that. To upload your media record use Auphonic start to auphonic.com. Sign up if you don’t have an report, otherwise simply log in. Once you’re logged in you are going to need to integrate an external service so you are you going to need to integrate your media host, so for me that’s SoundCloud.
To do that go up to the top menu barroom and click on the Services tab. From the options at the top click on your media host and for me the hell is SoundCloud. You then need to authorize Auphonic to access your SoundCloud account so simply enter your SoundCloud login details and click Connect. We can now check down here we have the incorporation with SoundCloud for user epithet Podcastfast which is exactly what we want. To upload a record we go up into the top menu barroom again and we click on the production’s tab and we then click brand-new make. The first thing it is also necessary do is to select our record so I’ll go ahead and do that. We can then add intros or outros if we want. We then need to go ahead and name our record. I do suggest that you name your record use the same format every time – it needs to be at least three letters or numbers. For me I like to use the letters Ep and then the episode number.
So in such a case I’m going to do Ep1. This will demonstrate important when it comes time to go to Step# 2 procuring our direct record connect. It’s going to stir life much simpler if we name these systematically and you’ll check that laid out in the video. We then need to choose our encompas image so go ahead and do that. We then need to put in our artist details and now album details. With the extended media data you are able to hop-skip over that because iTunes actually pulls this data from your blog post summary.
With the yield files we want to make sure we just have mp3 there so if you have anything extra,( like for me I’ve got the video file) you only reach the X to get rid of it. And then down here on the publishing external services we want to click add services and then we want to find the service we just added. For me that’s SoundCloud and username podcastfast. We then want to change this type to podcast. Leave all the audio algorithms the same. Click start production and then click start make again. That will now begin uploading the record and it will then go through the process of inducing sure that the record is level but isn’t too loud, etc. We can now see that the record has uploaded successfully and if I click on this connect it should take me to SoundCloud and it should show us the record that we just uploaded.[ playing: “Hey and therefore welcomed podcast”] Perfect, exactly what we wanted.
The next stair is to find the direct record connect. Believe it or not but this address up the top where you can play your episode is not actually the direct record connect. We need the direct link to the mp3 record and I’m going to show you how to find that now. In ordering was discovered that you need to be in SoundCloud and at the top helping hand back click on this cog that looks like a Settings tab and then click on the Settings button from the fell down menu which is just above the Log Out button. You will then find your RSS feed on the profile page so simply facsimile this RSS feed, open a brand-new tab, paste this RSS feed in and click participate. This will show you this RSS feed – it is appropriate to look like this. I’m in Google Chrome so it’s showing me all of the code which is what we want. If it doesn’t prove you all the codes and it shows you images and material like that find a blank space, just right click on it and then click vistum page source and that should prove you the code that you need to see.
In ordering to find your record what the hell are you want to do is hit command F or control F and you want to type in your episode amount – the same thing that you put into Auphonic. In this case it was Ep1, so we kind in Ep1 and then we add to the end dot mp3 and we can see here that there is one result and we can see the link right here and that is our direct record connect. This is why we name our episodes Ep1, Ep2, Ep3, it only stimulates it so easy to find the right episode in the brook, so let’s go ahead and copy that guide record connect. The next stair is to create a brand-new post. In ordering to create a brand-new post it is also necessary log into the back end of our WordPress website and to do that you go to your domain.com/ wp-admin. For me that’s podcastfast.com/ wp-admin. You then go ahead and log in and that will bring us into our dashboard. Word Press is a bit confounding and it does have a bit of a learn arc so I have created a WordPress basics tutorial for you if you don’t know how to use Word Press.
Simply going to see www.podcastfast.com/ wordpress( all a single word) to get free access to that. Once we’re in our dash committee on the left hand back we want to find this post part and then we want to click add brand-new. This is where we will be adding our podcast episode so I can go ahead and put a name. We now want to move on to Step 4 which is adding our podcasting record to the post. Remember how we received the record in the RSS feed here? We want to facsimile that record and in our Word Press dashboard where we’re adding the brand-new post we want to scroll down and we want to find the section that says podcast episode and where it says media URL we want to go ahead and paste in that connects and then click Verify URL.
You may get this mistake content. This is because it does take some time for SoundCloud to actually process this record and make it available to you. Therefore if this happens wait five or ten times and then try it again. In this case it actually took about 12 hours for my media to substantiate successfully, so worst instance scenario can take some time but now I can see the file size and the duration which means that this record will play accurately. This direct associate is what get syndicated out to iTunes and Stitcher and any other directory so it’s extremely important that you do this stair. If you don’t do this stair then it won’t start out to iTunes and you will miss out on a lot of listeners.
The next stair is to add your prove tones. Now recollect, iTunes will index these prove notes as the summary text so you want to stir sure that you are clear and concise about what your podcast is about in these prove tones. To add show tones we scroll back up to the top and in this tech part here we can add our prove tones. I’ll go ahead and do who are currently. Here on my prove notes – this is just a basic summing-up of what my podcast episode is about. The next stair is to add our SoundCloud player. Even though we set our direct record connect in here that won’t actually create a player. If I go ahead and click this preview button then you will see that there is actually no player on this page. So what we need to do is we need to add the SoundCloud player to this post. In ordering to do that we go back into SoundCloud and we find our episode.
In this case it’s episode 1 and we then click on the share button. This will bring up a cluster of sharing alternatives. Elect the insert alternative and then there’re three different musicians that you can choose from. I like to choose this player in the middle that has my art work and then has the player itself. We grab this code by simply highlighting it all and facsimile it and then we choose where in our post we want this player to run. I actually want it to go between this first sentence and where it announced we discuss. Therefore what I’m going to do is I’m going to add a line and what we need to do is now come near from the visual editor and change it to the text editor up here now and I then paste in the code that I imitated from SoundCloud and we can then hit preview.
We can then check my episode here with the first sentence in the SoundCloud player which we can click play on[ playing: “Hey and welcome to podcast] and other prove tones below that. The next stair is to actually publish our podcast episode and make it go live. So we go back into Word Press in order to publish this and make it go live. All it is also necessary do is hit the publish button. If you want to delay this and have it written at a later date, where it says written instantly you are able to click edit and you can change the dates in order to be allowed to have it published in the future. Nonetheless, I want this to go live right now so I’m just going to hit the publish button. My post is now published and I can view my post which I can see right here and it has moved live. That’s how to publish podcast episodes use WordPress. If you want to see my exact workflow and get a checklist that you can follow going to see www.podcastfast.com/ flow to get access to that. In the next lesson I’m going to show you how to set up the Blubrry PowerPress Plugin accurately so when you syndicate your podcast out to iTunes or Stitcher it has all the correct fixes and looks great.
After that I’m going to show you how you are able to submit your podcast to iTunes and Stitcher Radio so millions of people are able to listen to it. Until then, don’t only podcast, podcast tight. If you like this lesson then you are going to enjoy our advanced tutorials. We also have tools and resources available to help you get started podcasting – going to see www.podcastfast.com and check them out today.
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