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Luciano Ferrer

7 Top Plugins for Podcasting with WordPress | Elegant Themes Blog - 1 views

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    "Unless you've been hiding under a (presumably delightfully comfortable) rock for the past few years, you will have noticed the extraordinary rise in the popularity of podcasting (one billion podcast subscriptions was passed way back in 2013). And being the enterprising type, you're ready to wade in and grab the opportunity that podcasting presents with both hands. 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. Before we crack on to the list though, let's cover some background on podcasting itself. A Brief Overview of Podcasting Podcasting's history goes back further than blogging itself. Although its roots lie in the 1980s indie radio boom, the modern format become popular in 2004 through platforms such as Odeo. During that time, the iPod was the dominant force in online media consumption. Developers and radio enthusiasts were on the lookout for a way to easily add their programs to the device and Apple's 2005 integration of podcasts in iTunes set the ball rolling in earnest. Since then, podcasts have been created by every conceivable media outlet and organization on earth and opened the door for many individual voices. Some of the most popular podcasts have been entertainment-based. The Ricky Gervais Show, for example, started life as an incredibly popular podcast with roots in traditional radio. Due to its success, the show grew into an HBO series with multiple spinoff shows starring various cast members. Other popular podcasts explore a diverse range of topics with standout examples including This American Life, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Nerdist, and Radiolab. The more technically inclined amongs
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