6/8 How To Publish Podcast Episodes Using WordPress | Start A Podcast Fast

6/8 How To Publish Podcast Episodes Using WordPress | Start A Podcast Fast

Hi and welcome to Start A Podcast Fast, the
series where I show 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
using WordPress. I’m going to show you everything, from uploading your audio file to your media
host all the way through to getting it live on air using your WordPress website. The first step is to upload your audio file
to your media house, that might be SoundCloud, it might be Libsyn, it might be another media
host that I haven’t mentioned. There are two ways that you can upload your file to your
media host. You can use auphonic.com which is a post production software that I recommend
which helps level out your sounds and makes everything sound great or you can 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 house using auphonic. If you want to see how
to upload directly to SoundCloud then check out my free advanced tutorial on podcasting
with SoundCloud. Just go to www.podcastfast.com/soundcloud to get direct access to that. To upload your media file using Auphonic go
to auphonic.com. Sign up if you don’t have an account, 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 bar and click on the Services tab. From the options at the top click on
your media host and for me that 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 see down here we have the integration with SoundCloud for user name Podcastfast
which is exactly what we want. To upload a file we go up into the top menu
bar again and we click on the production’s tab and we then click new production. The
first thing we need to do is to select our file 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 file. I do suggest
that you name your file using 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 this case I’m going to do Ep1. This will prove important when it comes time to go to
Step #2 finding our direct file link. It’s going to make life so much easier if we name
these consistently and you’ll see that laid out in the video. We then need to choose our cover 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 can skip over that because iTunes actually pulls this
data from your blog post summary. With the output 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
just hit the X to get rid of it. And then down here on the publishing external services
we want to click add service 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 production
again. That will now begin uploading the file and it will then go through the process of
making sure that the file is level but isn’t too loud, etc. We can now see that the file has uploaded
successfully and if I click on this link it should take me to SoundCloud and it should
show us the file that we just uploaded. [playing: “Hey and welcome to podcast”] Perfect, exactly
what we wanted. The next step is to find the direct file link.
Believe it or not but this address up the top where you can play your episode is not
actually the direct file link. We need the direct link to the mp3 file and I’m going
to show you how to find that now. In order to find that you need to be in SoundCloud
and at the top right hand side click on this cog that looks like a Settings tab and then
click on the Settings button from the drop down menu which is just above the Log Out
button. You will then find your RSS feed on the profile page so simply copy this RSS feed,
open a new tab, paste this RSS feed in and click enter. This will show you this RSS feed
– it should 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 show you all the code and it shows you images and
stuff like that find a blank space, just right click on it and then click view page source
and that should show you the code that you need to see. In order to find your file what you want to
do is hit command F or control F and you want to type in your episode number – the same
thing that you put into Auphonic. In this case it was Ep1, so we type 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 file link. This is why we name our episodes Ep1,
Ep2, Ep3, it just makes it so easy to find the right episode in the stream, so let’s
go ahead and copy that direct file link. The next step is to create a new post. In
order to create a new post we need to 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 confusing and it does
have a bit of a learning curve so I have created a WordPress basics tutorial for you if you
don’t know how to use Word Press. Simply go to www.podcastfast.com/wordpress (all one
word) to get free access to that. Once we’re in our dash board on the left hand side we
want to find this post section and then we want to click add new. This is where we will
be adding our podcast episode so I can go ahead and insert a title. We now want to move on to Step 4 which is
adding our podcasting file to the post. Remember how we found the file in the RSS feed here?
We want to copy that file and in our Word Press dashboard where we’re adding the 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 link and then click
Verify URL. You may get this error message. This is because it does take some time for
SoundCloud to actually process this file and make it available to you. Therefore if this
happens wait five or ten minutes and then try it again. In this case it actually took
about 12 hours for my media to verify successfully, so worst case scenario can take some time
but now I can see the file size and the duration which means that this file will play correctly.
This direct link is what gets syndicated out to iTunes and Stitcher and any other directory
so it’s extremely important that you do this step. If you don’t do this step then it won’t
go out to iTunes and you will miss out on a lot of listeners. The next step is to add your show notes. Now
remember, iTunes will index these show notes as the summary text so you want to make sure
that you are clear and concise about what your podcast is about in these show notes.
To add show notes we scroll back up to the top and in this tech section here we can add
our show notes. I’ll go ahead and do that now. Here on my show notes – this is just
a basic summary of what my podcast episode is about. The next step is to add our SoundCloud player.
Even though we put our direct file link 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 order 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
bunch of sharing options. Choose the embed option and then there’re three different players
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
copying it and then we decide where in our post we want this player to go. I actually
want it to go between this first sentence and where it said 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 go up from the
visual editor and change it to the text editor up here now and I then paste in the code that
I copied from SoundCloud and we can then hit preview. We can then see 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 show notes below that. The next step 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 we need to do is hit the publish button. If you want to delay this
and have it published at a later date, where it says published immediately you can click
edit and you can change the dates so you can have it published in the future. However,
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 gone live. That’s how to publish podcast episodes using
WordPress. If you want to see my exact workflow and get a checklist that you can follow go
to 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 correctly so when you syndicate your podcast out to
iTunes or Stitcher it has all the correct settings and looks great. After that I’m going
to show you how you can submit your podcast to iTunes and Stitcher Radio so thousands
of people can listen to it. Until then, don’t just podcast, podcast fast.
If you like this lesson then you are going to love our advanced tutorials. We also have
tools and resources available to help you get started podcasting – go to www.podcastfast.com
and check them out today. So until next lesson don’t just podcast, podcast
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49 thoughts on “6/8 How To Publish Podcast Episodes Using WordPress | Start A Podcast Fast

  1. why do you have to use these sites to upload your podcast file? 
    Can't you just upload the mp3 you've created to your wordpress site. 
    BTW I don't know anything about this stuff, I'm just asking because i want to learn. Thanks!

  2. i am not finding the mp3 link! please help! I have done everything you said but, when i do the ctrl f it is not finding the file.

  3. I am upside down, lost in the woods. You wonderfully got me thru podcasting and setting up soundcloud and wordpress entrance. Then you abandoned me! Your podcastfast/ awesome that was to help me design my wordpress is gone. And I have tried other you tubes to no avail.
    Help please. My recordings are flying around in the soundcloud waiting. Thanks,cindycharlesouellette

  4. Thanks for these tutorials. However, soundcloud has updated a lot of these steps. For instance, one no longer has to apply for the beta program. Then soundcloud no longer generates individual rss feeds [see: http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/1209292-soundcloud-for-podcasters]. 

    Other than that, these step-by-step tutorials have been a great help to me. Thanks!

  5. Hi, I really like your video and the way you explain stuff, I got stuck have way through though. after copying the rss feed from soundcloud and posted into the chrome address bar and did the view source code there was nothing found as a "url" or the episode name which started with ep.2 so  i unfortunately can't continue. Could you let me know where I went wrong? thank you

  6. If I erase a SoundCloud episode will it disappear from my WordPress page?  Will it disappear from my ITunes broadcast?  Or will it remain on there?

  7. Do you need a pro plan to be able to do this? I'm just on the free soundcloud account at the moment and when I go through these steps and open up the rss link in a new page I don't get any .mp3's for my episodes already uploaded. Would appreciate any insight, thanks.

  8. What about the fact the SoundCloud could be disappearing shortly? What other service do you recommend? What about Amazon?

  9. Love this video! Which WordPress are you referring to? WordPress.com or WordPress.org or can you use either to install the plugins and make your site?

  10. Thank you so much. Your videos have enabled me to get my podcast published etc. How do I find out how many people have subscribed to it? Thanks.

  11. And does it also work, If I sync Auphonic and Youtube because I also upload all my podcast to youtube? Or would you recommend it because I miss out on the audience on soundcloud?

  12. I could use some help posting my newly published podcast to a "podcast page" on wordpress. I don't want the post to show up on my main page. I just want it on a separate page where I can have just podcasts. Is this possible?

    I signed up with LIbsyn and I'm published to iTunes and stitcher. The plugins I've tried thus far (Libsyn and something like burberry?) have only worked to publish the feed to my home page. Thanks.

  13. im confused. should i be connecting soundcloud or bluberry? should i just completely forget soundcloud now?? these videos are so conflicting lol or im just a dumbass

  14. it's pretty crazy how half these steps arent even applicable anymore. Soundcloud (and wordpress) basically do all the work for you now (with their new updates)

  15. This is really complicated stuff finding code, going back and forth from one platform to another. Their has to be an easier way to place a podcast, on your personnel website and, publish it to the web….Don't use sound cloud, yes use sound cloud..?????

  16. When you post it to soundcloud does it go live before you publish it on your site? I'm just wondering if you wanted to wait a few hours to post to your site are people able to listen to it on soundcloud?

  17. When I post the RSS feed into Chrome (doesn't work in Safari) I am unable to find the ".mp3" file. There is no .mps listed at all in the code. I've done everything up to this point, but don't understand why I'm not seeing specific episodes. Any idea why?

  18. if this is for setting up in wordpress, why use auphonic or soundcloud for the audio? I don't know that I want to use soundcloud.

  19. Using the RSS feed link from soundcloud and opening it on a blank internet page seems to be outdated. I have made sure the "include in RSS feed button is checked and i have tried to open the RSS feed link with Safari and Google Chrome. Its the direct file link that I'm looking for. The code does not even appear. Could you please give me a hand? Thanks mate, you have got me this far with my podcast and I'm keen to publish!
    Actually it seems that putting the link in wordpress is very different also..
    Any help would be great,

  20. Hi, thanks for the video. I cant find "Ep1.mp3" when opening the code source page. What could it be wrong? Thanks in advance..

  21. Podcast name on Soundcloud was Ep1 at the beginning of video but changed at the end with a full descriptive name…anyone knows how to do that?

  22. Podcast name on Soundcloud was Ep1 at the beginning of video but changed at the end with a full descriptive name…anyone knows how to do that?

  23. It is so annoyingly all over the place. Whoever said podcasts were easy was full of crap. I was using safari, then I had to downloaded chrome to get the code, now from Soundcloud Im back at WordPress and there is no option to paste a podcast link. This bloody podcasting is ridiculous. Bouncing around on multiple platforms is time wasting, time-consuming and off-putting. You would think in this day and age it would be a 2 click process. There is no mention of whats needed such as plugins etc so its like working blind. Why we are still so far behind in time and technology is beyond me.

  24. For those who can't see the second episode "ep2.mp3" on the RSS Feed Code: On SoundCloud go to your episode/Edit/Permission and check the "Include in RSS Feed" option. This will allow the track to be included in your RSS Feed if it is public. (This might solve the problem you can´t see more episodes on iTunes)

  25. Absolutely fabulous! I usually get frustrated when learning something new. I never could have done this without your instructions. Well done. Thank you!!

  26. I have done all the instructions to locate my RSS feed. check all the checks to make my feed public. I went into the tracks and checked "include RSS feed". I have played with things and still don't know how to find my source file to my mp3 file. Can anyone please help?

  27. OMG!!! You seriously just saved my life. I have been trying to do this for over 24 hrs and you fixed everything in less than 10 mins! AMAZING!!!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. WHy not just upload your mp3 to wordpress on your host? Is there a reason why you load it to soundcloud instead of hosting the mp3 yourself??

  29. Having much research of podcast on Google then i came to youtube and got your channel almost with lot of the other channels about podcast but i got your good loudly voice and speedy…. finally i got my concepts cleared because of your teaching ways which are perfect but onething i would like to say that you should speak during making a video for your channel in slow speed then you will get more visitors becase you speaking speed is fast and lot of guys are facing problem in such situation.

  30. I just started a podcast, and I've just been uploading it to youtube. Do you think this is a bad strategy for getting listeners?

  31. Hi! I followed you directions but when I go to the RSS feed, there are no files listed as mp3s. I'm not sure what I"m doing wrong, as I have several mp3s uploaded to Soundcloud including the new podcast that I uploaded using Auphonic. Help?

  32. Has anyone tried to upload more than one podcast? I have been trying but WordPress only allows me to have one per page. Any idea what else I can do?

  33. I couldn't figure out the Auphonic I did everything and It still wouldn't upload. it kept telling me to register something. Im legit having an anxiety attack, this is so complicated.

  34. So for everyone having issues not finding their EPISODES RSS FEED

    Make sure you upload your mp3 to soundcloud through auphonic.
    You need to follow Podcast Fast instructions for uploading to soundcloud down to the "T"
    After pasting your RSS Feed try refreshing the page. Reach out if you have any questions 😉

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