I use WordPress for just about all of my sites. I’m really comfortable with it, and since I have a solid hosting plan that I am happy with, which has unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth, using a self-hosted WordPress install makes sense for me.
For my podcasting needs, I use Blubrry’s WordPress plugin, PowerPress. I plan on doing a few tutorials on setting up PowerPress (and partially because I think their documentation and explanations stink), but in the meantime, it’s notable that they have updated their plugin to version 2.0. From the Blubrry site, the latest features added to the plugin:
PowerPress 2.0 now provides all the following options:
* HTML5 video player
* HTML5 audio player
* Embed Episode feature
* WebM video support
* Ogg audio/video support improved
* MP4+WebM (for mp4/m4v video, a new alternative WebM URL field has been added. This is ideal for supporting all browser based HTML5 video players)
* Flow Player Classic can now play m4a audio and mp4/m4v video
* New video player settings page added
* Settings pages enhanced with new options such as location, frequency and TV options
* Episode Entry box enhanced with new ‘isHD’ option when video entered into Media URL box
* Episode Entry box now includes option to configure video player width/height on a per-episode basis
* Upload image option added to supplement the video poster image field. Images are uploaded to the built-in image gallery in WordPress.
If you are just starting out podcasting, or have been for a while and thinking about moving to a self-hosted site, I recommend Blubrry and their plugin.
I’ll talk about this more later. For now, check them out.