How to Configure the Blubrry PowerPress in Simple Mode – Step 2

Posted OnAug 5, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the Blubrry PowerPress plugin, we will look at how to setup Step 2 of the Simple Mode Settings.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, navigate to PowerPress -> Settings.

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Create & Upload a Media File

Step 3) Create a Media File about your selected topic. For example Hot Air Ballooning.

We recommend keeping your first episode simple. Think of it as episode zero and use it to introduce your topic and discuss the content you have planned.

For additional details on creating a Media File click here.

Step 4) Once you are finished creating your first episode, upload the Media File to the Media Library.

For example, http://yoursite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/uua_eposide_0.mp3.

Create a New Blog Post

Step 5) From the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, navigate to Posts -> Add New to be taken to the Add New Post page.

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Step 6) Enter the Title as your Podcast Episode Title. For example, Podcast Episode 0.

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Step 7) In the Body of the Post enter your notes for the Podcast Episode.

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We recommend you take the time to enter a detailed description, both for SEO and for searching in Podcast Directories such as iTunes and Blubrry.

Step 8) Scroll down to the bottom of the Post and locate the Podcast Episode textbox and completed the fields as shown below:

A. Media URL In the Media URL field, enter the URL of the Media File uploaded in Step 2.

Click the Verify URL button to confirm the URL.

Clicking the Verify button will verify that the URL is correct and will also set the file size and duration information.

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B. File Size Leave the default value of Auto detect file size to automatically detect the file size or click to select Specify and enter in the file size.
C. Duration Leave the default value of Auto detect duration (mp3’s only) to automatically detect the duration or click to select Specify and enter in the length of the of the file (HH:NM:SS).
D. Meta Marks To add Meta Marks:

  • Select an option from the Select Type dropdown list.
  • Enter a Position.
  • Enter the Duration.
  • Enter in a Link.
  • Enter in a Value.

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Publish Your Post

Step 9) Click the Publish button.

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At this point you may submit your podcast feed to podcast directories including iTunes and the Blubrry Podcast Directory.

The next step of the guide will focus on How to Configure the Blubrry PowerPress in Simple Mode – Step 3.

 

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