How to publish Podcast on WordPress.com
I run a MMO News Blog, AngryRantNews.com , and we just started doing podcasting. Now I need assistance with how to publish my podcast on my site. I used GarageBand and converted the file with iTunes into a .MP3 file. I opened a free Podcast Host account and now that site hosts my podcast, http://angryrantnews.mypodcast.com/2009/07/MMO_Today_Podcast_Episode_1-224941.html , but how do I embed the podcast player on that site to my WordPress.com site?
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You cannot embed their player, but you can use the audio player here to play your podcasts you post there. On their page for the podcast, right click on the download link for the podcast file and copy the URL to your clipboard. Switch to the post editor then switch to the HTML tag and use the audio player shortcode wordpress provides:
[audio URL of podcast]
In your case, for the referenced podcast it would look like this:
Note the space between the word “audio” and the URL of the file. You can read more on the audio player shortcode and such here: http://support.wordpress.com/audio/ .
Great! How do I get the embed codes for “Subcribe to iTunes Podcast” for my podcast directory ? Much like http://www.mypodcast.com/images/itunes2.png that one.
You would have to assign all the podcast posts on your blog to a certain category like “MMO Today Podcast”. Then you could create or get a podcast button of some sort and link it to the RSS feed for the podcast category. The feed for that category would be: http://angryrantnews.com/category/mmo-today-podcast/feed/ .
The code would look something like this:
<a href="http://angryrantnews.com/category/mmo-today-podcast/feed/"><img class="alignleft" title="Subscribe to podcast" src="URL of image" alt="" /></a>
where you replace the URL of image between the quote marks after src= with the URL of the image that you want to use.
But I want them to subscribe to my iTunes Podcast
Then use the button you referenced and link to your iTunes page, or individual podcasts there.
<a href="URL of iTunes podcast page or individual podcasts"><img class="alignleft" title="Subscribe to podcast" src="http://www.mypodcast.com/images/itunes2.png" alt="" /></a>
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