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Top Wordpress Plugins for Podcasters 2013

  • By Andrew Zarian
  • Thursday September 05, 2013
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Podcasting

I have been a die hard Wordpress fan since day one of starting my podcast. The ease of use along with the flexibility to do virtually anything makes it a top pick for any podcasters looking to start a website. Not only does Wordpress allow you to make some pretty cool looking websites, It also has a huge selection of plugins that are vital to making your website a hit. 

Here are some of my favorite plugins for wordpress, that every podcaster should be using.

 

1. BluBrry Powerpress
If you have a podcast you must use Powerpress by Blurbrry. Powerpress brings important features for podcasting to WordPress including full iTunes support, web audio/video media players and more.

http://www.powerpresspodcast.com

http://wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/

2. Pretty Link Pro
Pretty Links Pro allows you to create Short URLs without giving over control to third party websites. This can come in handy when linking to your latest blog on Facebook and Twitter, or when you are looking to create a short link for any affiliate link ( such as Amazon Affiliate links). Another cool feature is that Pretty Links will add relevant links to your blog posts automatically. When you create your links, you can specify as many keywords (or key phrases) that you’d like the link to appear with. Then, Pretty Link Pro will automatically analyze all of the content on your website and replace these keywords with links

Pretty Links Lite http://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

Pretty Links Pro http://prettylinkpro.com/

3. Wordpress SEO by Yoast
WordPress SEO is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin for Wordpress Users. It helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between. I have tested many Wordpress SEO Plugins and this is the most complete one yet.

http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

4. Broken Link checker
This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and will even notify you if any are found. This makes it easy for any podcaster to find links that are broken, so that you can replace them with current links

http://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/

5.Genki Youtube Comments
Many podcasters now have a video podcasts that they record and post on youtube. This Plugin Grabs YouTube video comments and insert them into your blog post.

http://wordpress.org/plugins/genki-youtube-comments/

6.W3 Total Cache
Everyone wants their site to load as fast as it possibly can. Using a plugin like W# Total Cache can help with load time. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. It is also recommended by trusted hosting companies like Page.ly, Synthesis, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Go Daddy, and Host Gator

http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/

7.Donate Extra
A great way to make a few bucks is by accepting donations from your viewers. There are many plugins that allow you to accept paypal donations via wordpress but one of our favorites is Donate Extra. With Donate Extra you can start accepting donations on your WordPress enabled site using Paypal. Use shortcodes or widgets to display a donation wall, total and the form.

http://wordpress.org/plugins/donate-extra/screenshots/

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Andrew Zarian is Founder and President of the highly successful GFQ (Guys from Queens) Network media empire . Stepping Out Magazine dubbed Andrew “The King of New Media” as he currently hosts over seven internet broadcasts and is currently reshaping how we perceive and view internet broadcasting.

6 Comments

  • Colm

    Colm posted 09/05/2013 at 08:07pm UTC

    BluBrry makes it so easy to talk with iTunes. I love it.

  • Rich

    Rich posted 09/05/2013 at 09:27pm UTC

    I actually use almost all of these. I use Ninja Affiliate instead of Pretty link though. Both are awesome.

  • Dustin Hartzler

    Dustin Hartzler posted 09/06/2013 at 12:45pm UTC

    I’d like to add my own plugin to the mix.

    It’s a small plugin, but it gives podcasters the ability to showcase other shows they’ve been on.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/as-heard-on

  • Andrew Zarian posted 09/15/2013 at 03:06am UTC

    Thanks Dustin for that link. Feel free to post it on the forum. I am sure many of our members will find it useful

  • Ileane Smith posted 10/05/2013 at 05:56pm UTC

    Thanks for the list Andrew. I use Pretty Link Pro and it is one of my “must have” plugins.

    I wondering what will happen with the YouTube Comments now that Google+ comments will be on our channels. It would be nice to import those on a blog as well.

  • John Harrer posted 01/24/2014 at 10:45pm UTC

    SEO by Yoast has helped me focus my website’s direction which I’m sure will help in the long run.  I never thought to look at reading level scores for my posts or outbound links.  In fact, almost everything is this package is helpful.  Thanks for the list.

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