Create and Launch your Podcast Website with WordPress
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Create and Launch your Podcast Website with WordPress

Create a professional WordPress website that will help you get more listeners and grow your podcast.
4.4 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
17 students enrolled
Created by John Potess
Last updated 5/2019
English
Current price: $104.99 Original price: $149.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Follow the step-by-step screen shares and tech tutorials and you'll have your podcast website ready to launch by the end of this course!
  • Have your website live on the internet at your own domain name.
  • Install and configure your self-hosted WordPress site.
  • Create a coming soon page and email opt-in to grow your audience as you prepare to launch.
  • Effectively plan out and create your content and images for your website.
  • Feel comfortable working with the content creation tools and options available through WordPress admin panel.
  • Understand what WordPress themes are, how to get one, how to vet for quality, and how to set it up on your website.
  • Understand what plugins are and how to add and use them to extend the power of your WordPress website.
  • How to set up your website to display your podcast episodes and podcast feed using the most powerful/popular WordPress podcasting plugin - PowerPress.
  • Know how to set up Google Analytics and Google Search Console for your website so you can start gathering useful data and improve your SEO rankings.
  • Prepare for the big launch day with final checks and tasks for the launch day.
  • Bonus section on email lists and monetization methods for your podcast.
Requirements
  • Purchase web hosting (4$/month) - walk through process in course
  • Purchase domain name ($12 - $15/year)- walk through process in course
  • Optional purchase a starter theme ($20 - $50) - free options are also available
Description
If you want to grow your podcast you need an effective podcast website.

This course will guide you from start to finish on everything you need to know to create and launch your professional podcast website.

Follow along with each module, and by the end of this course, you will have your podcast website live, fully functioning, and ready to help you reach your podcast goals.

Once you have full control of your web platform, the sky truly is the limit.

Who this course is for:
  • Aspiring podcasters getting ready to launch their show who want to have a podcast website ready for the launch.
  • Podcasters who DON'T have a website but are ready to create on to grow their podcast and reach their full potential.
  • Podcasters who DO have a website but are ready to move to the powerful WordPress platform to take advantage of additional growth and monetization methods.
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 03:14:11
+ Introduction and Setup
7 lectures 09:51
Important Disclosure
00:35

As mentioned in the video, I'll be using Siteground for the video walkthroughs. Link in resources.

Preview 01:33

If you don't already have web hosting, you can sign up at SiteGround to follow along with the video - link in Resources.

If you already own a domain name, here are the SiteGround specific instructions to either use the domain name with SiteGround or to transfer it over to SiteGround and manage it all in one place. Either option will work, you're just deciding if you want to manage the domain name and hosting from the same location or keep them separate.

How to use your existing domain with SiteGround - link in Resources.

How to transfer my existing domain name to SiteGround - link in Resources.

If you're using hosting with a different company than SiteGround, they'll have instructions similar to SiteGround's on how to use an existing domain name with the servers or how to transfer the domain name. Just do a search for the above links replacing "SiteGround" with your hosting company's name to find those resources.

Tutorial: Purchase Your Domain Name and Web Hosting
03:21
+ Why WordPress and Installation
7 lectures 40:10
Section 2 Introduction
00:58
Why We're Using WordPress
02:12
WordPress Installation Methods
00:39
Tech Tutorial: WordPress One-click Install
05:46
Tech Tutorial: WordPress Manual Install
18:33
Section 2 Success
00:27
+ Planning Your Website
5 lectures 10:00
Section 3 Introduction
00:55
Goals and Sitemap
03:54
Content Planning/Creation
03:20
Functionality Planning
01:03
Section 3 Success
00:48
+ WordPress Training
9 lectures 39:21
Section 4 Introduction
00:28
Tech Tutorial: WordPress Pages
08:21
Tech Tutorial: WordPress Posts
05:38
Tech Tutorial: Media (Images, Video, Audio)
07:38
Tech Tutorial: Custom Post Types
01:25
Tech Tutorial: Menus
05:05
Tech Tutorial: Users
04:34
Tech Tutorial: Settings
05:30
Section 4 Success
00:42
+ WordPress Themes: Controlling Your Site Aesthetic
10 lectures 31:17
Section 5 Introduction
00:20
What are WordPress Themes?
01:37
Tech Tutorial: Working with Themes
07:04
Theme Considerations
01:54
StudioPress/Genesis Themes
02:53
Set Up FTP
04:09
Tech Tutorial: Setting up a Genesis Theme
07:38
Theme Forest Themes
01:28
Finding Themes on Theme Forest
03:50
Section 5 Success
00:24
+ WordPress Plugins: Extending Your Site Functionality
7 lectures 23:28
Section 6 Introduction
00:37
What are Plugins?
01:49
Finding a Quality Plugin
01:37
Tech Tutorial: Forms
10:01
Tech Tutorial: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
05:23
Tech Tutorial: Site Speed Optimization
03:39
Section 6 Success
00:22
+ Managing Your Podcast Episodes and Feed
4 lectures 14:19

Podcast Media Hosting:

  • Blubrry - http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting (use promo code 'thepodcastcreative' for 1 free month)

Podcasting Plugins
02:46
Tech Tutorial: Install and Configure PowerPress
08:03
Tech Tutorial: Podcast Episode Listing Page
02:59
Section 7 Success
00:31
+ Tracking and Analytics
2 lectures 13:58
Google Search Console
07:37

Whether you're just starting out or you're looking for more advanced topics, Google Analytics Academy is the place to go. Google provides these resources for free to anyone wanting to learn more about GA.

Google Analytics
06:21
+ Launching Your Website
5 lectures 05:22
Section 9 Introduction
00:12
Seven Second Test
02:39
Preparing for Launch
00:49
Launch Day
01:11
Course Wrap Up
00:31
+ Email Lists and Monetization
2 lectures 06:25
Email Lists
01:43
Monetize Your Website
04:42