The Technical Side of Podcasting – PCI 245

Technology, laptop, headphonesAs a podcast hosting company, we know the finer details of how podcasting works and the importance of the technical side of podcasting, first and foremost the RSS feed. That’s why this episode we brought in Angelo Mandato, Blubrry’s CIO, for a Meet the Team segment, where he and Mike dive into the ways in which even those not technically advanced can help keep their podcast in tip top shape.

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No live recording included this episode.

News:

Best Practice:

Keep your site up-to-date and free of extras.

  • Always update your plugins and themes
  • And, always update WordPress
  • Remove any unused plugins

Brass tacks, keep everything up-to-date and remove any unused plugins and themes to keep everything clean on your site. There is no need to bog it down with additional plugins, etc. Staying up-to-date also keeps you from being hacked by a known flaw in outdated plugins or themes.

Blubrry News:

  • Join us for two webinars on June 2nd

Interview: Angelo Mandato

Meet the team – Angelo Mandato, CIO Blubrry

Question(s) of the Week

Question: I’m using Cloudflare on my website. CastFeed Validator tells me that Cloudflare may cause issues with podcasting. Why is that?

Answer: Web Application Firewall services (WAF) can inadvertently block podcasting apps and should be avoided for podcast websites. CastFeedValdiator, a free podcast validation service by Blubrry Podcasting, identifies these potential issues that can cause harm to podcasts’ distribution and prevent users from playing episodes.

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Be sure to subscribe to the unofficial companion show to this one, Podcast Help Desk where Mike goes a little deeper into the geeky and techy side of podcasting.

https://www.podcasthelpdesk.com

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If you have a question you would like us to answer on the show, drop an email to mike@blubrry.com  (Audio or text or even video if you want) and we may use it on the show.

The best place for support with any Blubrry products/services is our ticket system (https://blubrry.com/support/). Sending a ticket gives the whole team access to the question rather than direct emails or direct phone calls.

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Coming at you this week from Blubrry Studios in northern and southern Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.

  • Schedule a one-on-one with Todd (hosting customers only). Email todd@blubrry.com
  • Schedule a tech checkup with Mike (hosting customers only). Email mike@blubrry.com
  • Send us your podcast sticker and a self-address stamped envelope (SASE) and we will send you a Blubrry care package.

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