We recommend integrating a WordPress blog for your website for publishing your podcasts. This is recommended due to the availability of great set of plugins for managing and publishing podcasts. We have narrowed down some of best ones out there. There are dozens of podcasting plugins but in this article we have narrowed it down to 5 good selections for you.
As a replacement or supplement to blogging, many people are transforming their text content into audio, or even video. Podcasts provide additional benefits for your audience. Audio podcasting can help you connect with your audience on a personal level.
Written content can be easily dictated into an audio podcast and both versions can be published. Podcasting is also another option for monetizing your content. With a podcast growing in popularity, then you can also service sponsorships directly on your podcasts (for advertising revenue).
Today’s on-the-go people find it more convenient to consume audio content; rather than reading. Adding podcasting will only expand your website’s audience or ‘reach’. Also even if people don’t have the interest or time to listen, they will at least be impressed that you also offer an optional podcast on your site.
The titles below are also direct links to the following recommended plugins.
Podlove offers an advanced podcasting experience. This plug has been under development for over 3 years so far. Podlove is a simple podcasting solution gives you will control of how your podcasts appear on the web. You can view how well your podcasts are performing, how you can optimize them, and includes monetization support.
Buzzsprout is a popular podcast publishing plugin. With the help of Buzzsprout you will be able to manage your directory of uploaded podcasts. This will change how they are displayed on your WordPress blog through the integrated media-player. iTunes integration makes Buzzsprout appealing to those who want to publish high-quality podcasts.
PowerPress podcasting plugin is currently the most popular of them all. PowerPress enables webmasters to provide a seamless podcasting experience for their readers. PowerPress allows for integration of both Google Play & iTunes. It supports custom HTML to optimize audio and video content. Please see the plugin page for a full list of features set to power your podcasting experience.
Simplicity is one of the best qualities as plugin or app can have. The Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin is designed with simplicity fully in mind. It is a simple podcasting plugin that focuses specifically only on the important aspects of podcasting with less complexity; making podcasting as easy to use possible. It publishes podcasts under any kind of “post-type” that you choose, it collects statistics about each podcast, implements RSS feed capabilities that makes syndicating your podcast a breeze, and is integrated with the WordPress dashboard.
The “Podcasting by TSG” plugin offers complete podcasting functionality to WordPress. It allows you to use any media file located anywhere on the web (uploaded to your hosting account or another site) and add it to an iTunes-based feed. This plugin also includes its own player support allowing visitors to play your podcasts directly on your website.