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6 WordPress Plugins for Your Podcast Website

WordPress is certainly the most popular CMS in the world, powering over 30% of the web. It also powers all sorts of websites, from blogs to giant e-commerce stores and everything in between. This includes podcast websites. However, recently I attended Podcast Movement, a fantastic podcasting conference, and discovered that many podcasters struggle with creating their own website. While there are countless tools that will automate the process for you, you’re at the mercy of a platform you don’t own. Still, finding the right tools can be hard. That’s why in this article, I’m going to tell you about 6 killer plugins for your podcast website on WordPress.

Much like this lightblub, WordPress Plugins click on to your site.

WordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without

I work with WordPress on a daily basis. By working within my own sites, setting up new sites, and testing new things, I come across a lot of WordPress tools. As a result, I have a group of WordPress plugins that I’ve come to rely on. There are some that are site specific (like WooCommerce and LearnDash on this site), but there are also those plugins I install on every single WordPress site I set up. Here’s a list of those WordPress plugins in no particular order.

Simplecast Episodes Version 0.6

Over the weekend I released Version 0.6 of my @simplecast plugin, Simplecast Episodes. Aside from some smaller internal changes, I added what I think is a pretty nice feature to coincide with WordPress 3.9’s new feature to create media playlists from audio and video: the ability to download episodes directly into WordPress, adding them to the media library.

Simplecast Episodes and New Projects Page

Over the weekend, I announced on Twitter that I officially released a plugin I’ve been working on for a while called Simplecast Episodes, which allows you to add and embed podcasts hosted at simplecast.fm into WordPress. I’m happy to say that it’s officially in the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Interesting Links for July 2, 2013

Google Reader Vigil: This one is a little shameless self-promotiony, but I created a site for users to pay their last respected to the new defunct Google Reader. Google Reader was my first RSS reader and showed me the true power of RSS. I used it faithfully for 8 years and I will deeply miss it.

How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship: This is a really interesting read that goes a bit against the grain of what you might here from most people. As a side note, if you’re not reading this blog, The Art of Manliness, I strongly recommend you do. It’s fantastic.

Are Coders Worth It?: James Somers explores the question, “Is what coders do worth the money people pay?”

10 Plugins That I Install After I Install WordPress:  The ever-blogging WPDaily.co has a nice list of recommended post-install plugins. They all look good; my must-haves from t hat list are Joost’s SEO plugin and Jetpack. The others are on my todo list.

Here are the Specs for the Next Nexus 7: The next generation seems to have some killer/longed-for features, like 4G and a back-facing camera. If they can keep it around $200 it will do very, very well.

Notes from Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word 2012

Awesome Update: You can now watch his talk and download the slides over at his blog.

AT WordCamp San Francisco on Saturday, Matt Mullenweg gave his annual State of the Word talk, where he talked about some notable WordPress news, as well as what we can expect in the future. Here are my notes from the live stream.

Quick Tip: User Level Themes for Client Site Reviews in WordPress

Recently I launched a couple of websites using WordPress and instead of using a temp directory for testing/client review, I used a plugin & theme instead. Using this technique I didn’t have to worry about moving directories, changing the WordPress directory/blog URLs,  or checking image sources in posts. Here’s how I did it.