Top 3 Podcast Plugins for WordPress

As a WordPress site owner, you’ll be delighted to hear that podcasting and WordPress go hand in hand. To save you the unnecessary hassle and effort that can be involved with integrating podcasts with your WordPress site, we’ve rounded up seven of the top podcasting plugins out there for you to consider below. By the end of the piece, you’re sure to have found a solution to suit your needs.

Podcasting has been on rise over the years, subscriptions for podcast’s touched up the 1 billion mark in the year 2013, if you are a WordPress site owner then you will find it quite easy to integrated podcasts with your WordPress sites, I have listed below top 3. podcasting plugins that will help you create a podcast for your WP site.

OK lets dive into and analyze the each of the plugins one by one.

1)Blubrry PowerPress

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For someone who is new to podcasting but have a WordPress site, They should try PowerPress. This plugin offers just about everything you need to host and manage a podcast. You can use this plugin to post MP3 files to your WordPress site directly with PowerPress, this make your website as a host to your podcasts.

PowerPress has about 50K downloads along with a 4.9 feedback out of 5, means its very popular among users, I myself tried the plugin, I was very much impressed to see how powerful it is, although I didn’t used it on the production site because of conflict with my theme, still its a really powerful plugin you should take a look at it, it has great features likegenerates the podcast feed needed for listeners to subscribe – RSS2, iTunes, ATOM and BitTorrent RSS are all supported. It also has an integrated HTML5 Player, means the podcast plays directly from your website.

There is no steep learning curve here, you can check the documentation and get started easily, no matter what your expertise level is you are gonna love this plugin.

 

2) Seriously Simple Podcasting

 

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Just like the name suggests, this is quite a simple yet powerful plugin, very easy to handle and it comes with all the just needed basic functions. If you don’t want to dwell deeper into the world of customization and need to get your podcast service started as soon as possible then this plugin is the right choice for you

Seriously Simple Podcasting setup and installation is quite simple, you will have your podcast up and running in no time, I have tried this plugin myself and I must say that I was really impressed with it and I ended up using it on a production site of my client :-).

The plugin supports unique RSS feeds for each podcast. Along with other features available like a highly configurable RSS feed which works with all podcast subscription software. You can post episodes of your podcasts on any page or post of your website using ‘shortcodes’. You can host files on a server of your choice, including your own WordPress site and native podcast hosts.

 

3) Podlove

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Just like Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin Podlove too is really simple and easy to configure and use. Podlove Podcast Publisher offers simple solutions for adding podcast episodes to your WordPress blog or website. The plugin has currently 2K downloads with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.

 

You can generate very good and properly edited podcast feeds for every subscription service.  It offers very detailed control on how the user’s client will load and run the podcast.  This Plugin has a  Podlove Web Player that plays media files through your WordPress site.

 

Thats it for today folks! I hope you enjoyed this post. If you got any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comments section below.

 

Thanks!

MG Arfath

WordPress Developer