Podcasting using WordPress.com

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  • #759610

    (A quick search didn’t turn up any topics like this. I hope this isn’t a repeat.)

    I’d like to podcast, and I see how to add audio storage capacity to a WordPress.com blog. Is that all there is to it? Could I then add all the necessary tags (I hear that iTunes is picky) using WordPress and tell iTunes to pick up each new podcast? If there’s a tutorial, I missed it.

    Thanks for any tips. -Bob

    The blog I need help with is galileounchained.com.

    #759859

    timethief
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    #759912

    Not really. What I’d really like is a simple, single page that explains how it’s done.

    To be clear, I’m using WordPress.com. I see the Space Upgrades to provide space for WordPress holding the audio files. But I don’t see how I add the iTunes tags and how this fits into my blog (or not).

    Will all be explained once I upgrade?

    I’m thinking that the only way to make this work is to upgrade to WordPress.org and then use PowerPress. Is this right?

    #759924

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    I recommend that you contact Staff. Here’s the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox, under the search results, at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

    #759925

    raincoaster
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    I suggest you contact a couple of podcasters here already. It must be doable, because Canada’s #1 social media podcast is hosted at WordPress.com.

    http://foreskinradio.wordpress.com/

    #759926

    Thanks for the input. I’ve also heard of WordPress podcasters. My question is whether I can do it from WordPress.com. If I have to switch to .org, I can do that, but I’d prefer not to.

    I’ll follow up with support, thanks.

    #759927

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes you can, but you may have to upload it to iTunes separately and add in all your tags etc.

    #759928

    timethief
    Member
    #759929

    That is helpful, thanks.

    (But I’m still mystified that this handful of basic questions and answers aren’t collected into a single page. That’ll save you some time when the next novice comes along…)

    #759930

    timethief
    Member

    I’m glad to hear that information is helpful. I also agree that Staff ought to consider including a support documentation entry for future use so I’ll flag this thread for their attention and make that request.

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