6 Things You Should Do To Set Up A Great Podcast Website on WordPress

6 Things You Should Do To Set Up A Great Podcast Website on WordPress

In this presentation, I'll go through 6 things you need to do to create a great podcast website.

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Joe Casabona

October 04, 2018
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  1. 6 Things You Should Do To Set Up A Great

    Podcast Website on WordPress Joe Casabona // How I Built It
  2. A Podcast Needs a Home

  3. A Podcast Needs a Home • Podcasts should have a

    website • They allow for a central place for content, RSS*, and Canonical Links** • Setting Up a good website for your podcast can help it grow *Really Simple Syndication - needed to get your podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more **The one true source for your content.
  4. The 6 Things You Absolutely Need. 1. A Good Domain

    2. Good Hosting 3. WordPress 4. The Right Theme 5. A Podcast Plugin 6. Great Content
  5. 1. A Good Domain

  6. Choosing the Right Domain • .com or .fm (in this

    specific case) • Make it short (11 characters or fewer) • Make it speakable • Make it memorable - try to match the show name • Have alternates available
  7. Recommendation: hover.com

  8. 2. Good Hosting

  9. Choosing Good Hosting • Easy WordPress Setup • Good Support

    • Let’s Encrypt for SSL • Backups • Should be Different from Media/Audio Hosting
  10. Recommendation: SiteGround

  11. 3. WordPress

  12. Why WordPress? • Streamlines entire website setup process • Used

    by over 30% of web • Strong community • Great tools for podcasting • Easily add blog, shop, or community as well
  13. None
  14. 4. A Good Theme

  15. How to Pick a WordPress Theme • Determine the features

    you need • Decide if you want to go free or paid • Find a Credible Source (wordpress.org, studiopress.com are 2) • Look for flexible! • Test a few out
  16. Recommended (free): Astra Available in the WordPress Theme Repository

  17. Recommended (paid): Monochrome Pro ...or anything by StudioPress: https://studiopress.com

  18. 5. A Podcast Plugin

  19. Evaluating Podcast Plugins • Consider if your podcast host has

    a WordPress plugin ◦ Also, have a separate audio host for your podcast • Make sure it has Apple Podcast compliant RSS feeds • Look at the features - how customizable is everything? • Does it play nice with other themes and plugins?
  20. Recommendation: Seriously Simple Podcasting

  21. 6. Great Content!

  22. Great Website, Great Content • My podcast was downloaded 40,000

    times in September • Stick to a consistent schedule • Continue to put out great content • Transcripts and Show Notes help! • Make it easy for people to subscribe
  23. Let’s Recap!

  24. The 6 Things You Absolutely Need, updated. 1. A Good

    Domain (hover.com) 2. Good Hosting (siteground.com) 3. WordPress 4. The Right Theme (Astra or Monochrome Pro) 5. A Podcast Plugin (Seriously Simple Podcasting) 6. Great Content
  25. Special Offer - 30% Discount! Get 30% off my upcoming

    course, Build Your Podcast Website with WordPress Use the code CASTOS at checkout Preorder and get my eBook, The Podcast Starter Kit, for free! Preorder Today at creatorcourses.com/podcast-website/
  26. Thanks for Watching! I’m Joe Casabona, a Developer, Teacher, and

    Podcaster. Find me at https://casabona.org Any Questions?