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The Podcraft Podcast

Creating Great Navigation for your WordPress Podcasting Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 5 Navigation is, I think, one of the most underthought aspects of many people’s WordPress Podcasting websites. It’s understandable – WordPress does a lot of it for you, automatically adding pages to the menu bar, and allowing a generic category box down the side. In this episode I talk about

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Series 3 Teaser & an Interview with the Boagworld Team

In this episode I’m introducing the topic and format of the next series of PodCraft, and it’s something a little different. Next, I’m including an interview I did with the Boagworld guys a few months ago talking about the Podcast Host. If you’re interested in a little more detail on the business, then this is

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Adding Podcast Subscribe Links to Your WordPress Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 7 In this episode I’m looking at the all-important subscribe links. These are aimed at converting passing visitors into long term subscribers, and are often forgotten about in the blind rush to concentrate on iTunes traffic. Well, I can tell you it’s just as important to look after your

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Podcast Affiliate Marketing: WordPress Plugins to Make Amazon Easy

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 14 In this episode we’re delving deep into the idea of monetisation for the first time, and that’s in the form of affiliate marketing. During the episode I talk a little about starting out in affiliate marketing and how it can be used well to monetise a podcast. I’ll also

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Analytics and SEO for Your WordPress Podcasting Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 8 Our topic for this episode is Analytics and SEO. I’ll have a look at optimising your show notes pages to help them, and your site in general, appear more prominently in the search results. We’ll look at an SEO plugin that really helps with this in mind, and an

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Benefit from Errors with a Custom 404 Page on Your Podcast Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 18 In this episode we’re exploring the concept of 404 error pages. A 404 error occurs when someone tries to visit a page on your site that doesn’t exist. This might be because they’ve used the wrong address, or because they’re trying to find an old page which has since

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Contact Pages & 101 Other Uses for Forms Plugins for Podcasting

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 9 In this episode we’re starting to build out the ways we enable listeners to get in touch with us. The first and most obvious is the humble contact form. We’ll have a look at two of the best contact form plugins out there, one free and one paid,

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Creating an Attention Grabbing Email Optin Box in WordPress | PodCraft S3E13

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 13 In this episode, we’re expanding on the email list work we’ve done over the past few days. We’ve already looked at the basics, now lets see how we can get our optin rates skyrocketing with an attention grabbing optin box. I’ve got a tool for you today which will

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Creating Better Podcast Episode Navigation: List Category Plugin

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 10 In this episode we’re finishing up the week with a quick and easy one; a plugin called List Category Posts. This plugin allows us to create lists of our podcast episodes really easily by category or tag. This means you can guide the user around your podcasting content really

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Creating a Community for Your Podcast in WordPress with bbPress

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 19 In this, the penultimate episode of PodCraft, we’re talking communities. The creation of a community has to be one of the main goals of any podcast, and to give it a real home on your website adds so much more value to that community. Today I’ll talk about the