One particular blogsite I’m designing at the moment consists of a lot of coordinated elements that work in conjunction with each other, of which some are podcasts.
Uploading audio files such as podcasts onto your blog is easy, as WordPress has done all the hard work for you behind the scenes; they have made it so all you need to do is to click some buttons and not have to worry about any coding or whatever.
So this post will show you how it’s done. First start with the words that are linked to the podcast:
Go into the Dashboard (via http://URL/wp-login.php and then type in the username and password):
Click on the ‘Pages’ link in the left sidebar and find the relevant page:
When you mouse over the page title, you’ll get additional links such as ‘Edit’ come up, which when clicked opens the page:
Highlight the words you want to become a link, and then click on the podcast (or audio) icon (which looks like two quavers) after ‘Upload/Insert’ above the contents field:
Click on the ‘Select Files’ button to bring up your computer’s browser:
Find the right file that corresponds with your link on the page and open it:
Wait for the podcast audio file to download (the length of time will vary according to size):
When it’s finished ‘crunching’ it will be stored in the Media Library:
Here you need to check the name of the file as it will be seen as the link, and click on ‘Insert into Post’:
The podcast’s name is now a link. If you click on ‘Update’ you’ll be able to see it live:
If you want to find it in the Media Library for future reference, go back to the Dashboard and find Media >Library in the left sidebar:
And there you will find the audio file you have uploaded:
Now if you go back to your published page and click on the link for this particular podcast, you’ll be directed to its own page (with its own URL or permalink) which has been automatically created for you by WordPress:
And if you click on the podcast’s link it will open up and start playing for you:
Enjoy! Now all you have to do is to repeat this process (only updating after all the podcasts have been uploaded) and your podcast library will be complete!