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Whether you're only a blogger, a blogger wanting to upgrade to podcasting, or a podcaster trying to do things better, this list of WordPress plugins will help you. These are all compatible with WordPress 3.2.

Only one of these WordPress plugins is specific to podcasting, so that leaves the rest as beneficial for blogging, too. And all but one of them are free!

Podcasting (duh!)

PowerPress HTML5 Player


IntenseDebate comment box


Google Analyticator screenshot

Email and privacy

Feedback methods

Search-engine optimization (SEO)

Genesis SEO

Social sharing

ShareBar: Twitter, Facebook, Email, ShareThis, GetGlue

Making money

Amazon Reloaded


Pretty Link Pro

Site speed


Mobile accessibility

No Adobe Flash on iPhone


DropBox Comic

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About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.
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11 years ago

Another great ep! Is there a plugin for the subscription widget you have on your site? It's awesome! Thanks

Steve Stewart
11 years ago

WOW Daniel! You threw a lot of stuff at us in a short period of time. I was listening to it while driving (long interstate in farmland), taking some notes until I realized I had to turn the darn piece of paper over. What did I write on the other side? TAP041 shownotes.

OK, gotta get off the internet and into my WordPress Dashboard. Got some tweekin' to do.

11 years ago

totally curious about the lack of PodPress! I always assumed that it was pretty much the 'default' option for podcasters using WordPress! Do you just not like it?

Allan Bunt
11 years ago
Reply to  Caspar

PodPress doesn't have good support anymore. I switched over to PowerPress and have not looked back. solid performance and better stats. Support just an email away same day response

Allan Bunt
11 years ago

Hi Daniel! I am trying to decide which comment plugin to use. I see Mr. Ravenscraft uses Disqus. have you tried both IntenseDebate Comments or Disqus Comment System? which do you like better? customizable to match my custom theme css?

11 years ago

Thanks Daniel! Yes I heard it in the pod cast somewhere. (I am not a good listener I guess :P) This was a GREAT podcast! I will be trying the rest of plugins later. Again, thank you for the good info.

11 years ago

I think I will give intense a try!

Elton McManus
11 years ago

Thanks for the great show. I've been listening since Ep 1 and use it as a tool.
Keep up the wonderful information. (Sorry, I'm not great at writing overblown comments)

Andrew McGivern
11 years ago

Great episode, I use a lot of the same plugins.
I also use TubePress to easily make a video page pulled from Youtube and / or Vimeo. And Empire Avenue Tools to put an Empire Avenue badge on the sidebar.

Andrew McGivern
11 years ago

Yes… that is very cool. TubePress takes your Youtube videos (or Vimeo) and creates a page on your WordPress site with all your videos on the same page. I like it but it would be better of course if I had more videos… I'm working on that.

11 years ago

AARGH! Daniel I wanted you to know that one 2 occasions as I was looking for the options for cache I tried w3 cache and it totally crashed my site. I had to call yahoo and fix it. It may only be an issue with yahoo hosted wordpress but it is 2x. so Beware. I am on the line with them now and know that the Supercache is the right one…I hope. Otherwise this episode has been the best one EVER!


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Zach Jenkins
11 years ago

Daniel, I’m just curious. Does Amazon Reloaded still work for you? I had just tried to use it and it says that the credentials are not working. Supposedly Amazon changed something and Amazon Reloaded isn’t being updated anymore. Do you have any other suggestions?

Zach Jenkins
11 years ago

 Thanks! I will check those out!

Doug T.
Doug T.
10 years ago

Hey. Just found this. Thanks from a Christian brother. Good info.


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