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Best WordPress Plugins For Podcasters & Bloggers

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I highly recommend using WordPress for your website whether you’re a podcaster, blogger, or anyone else who wants to consistently reach an audience.

See our recommended WordPress hosting companies – along with special offers just for our readers!

WordPress is great in its stock form, but there are many plugins that add functionality or enhance existing functionality.

I’ve tried hundreds of different WordPress plugins among many different categories, and this list is personal recommendations on based on what works best, which ones are well supported, and which plugins keep your site running quickly.

If you’re looking for a WordPress podcast plugin to create an RSS feed or find an embeddable player, just hop down to the “Podcaster Plugins” section.

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Blubrry Podcast Hosting Review & Walkthrough

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We’re going to take a closer look at Blubrry podcast hosting. We’ll also look at the Blubrry PowerPress WordPress plugin. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the dashboard, interface, setup, and more.

Let’s get into it…

Blubrry hosting has a number of features that set them apart as one of the top podcast hosting companies:

Other highlights include unlimited downloads and bandwidth, no contracts, hosting on a content delivery network (CDN) with over 35 servers all over the world so that your podcast is delivered as fast as possible, ID3 tagging, and everything is optimized for iTunes and other podcast directories.

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Best Podcast Recording Software (For Mac & PC)

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There are quite a few different audio editing programs that will work to edit podcasts, but we’re just going to focus on the best podcast recording and editing programs in 2021.

That just means they’re either easier to use or focus more on spoken audio editing versus music production.

Most software for podcast editing works on both macOS and Windows, but a couple are Apple only because they created the software.

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Both free and paid options to get your recording and editing done right. Grab the free guide!

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Best Podcast Listening Apps (For iOS & Android)

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If you use an iPhone to listen to podcasts, you likely started using the Apple Podcasts app.

It works fine… at first.

But there are so many other great options in 2021 for podcast apps – for both iOS and Android.

Some are iOS (iPhone & iPad) only, some are Android only, and some are for both ecosystems. Many of them include discovery options, playback controls, different sharing options, sleep timers, and more.

They’re organized by operating system, starting with options that work on both platforms.

We’ll link to their app store listing so you can quickly check them out.

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31 Best Podcast Hosting Sites (Top 7 Have Free Offers)

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There are many different podcast hosting platforms and it can be difficult to decide which one to go with…

Some companies have been around a long time and new ones are popping up all the time.

The good news is whether you’re looking to start a podcast, save money, or move to a better hosting platform – we have you covered!

If you’re looking to start a podcast, you’ll need to sign up with a podcast hosting company to store your .mp3’s and create your podcast feed. Just like when you start a website or blog you need a web host, when you start a podcast you need a media host.

Or if you’re looking for a better place to host your podcast, the best podcast hosting sites make it super simple to migrate into their system…

We have researched, tested, and reached out to people at every company to find out which platform is best for your needs.

The best podcast hosting companies as of October 2021 are:

  1. Buzzsprout
  2. Captivate
  3. Transistor
  4. Castos
  5. Podbean
  6. Simplecast
  7. Resonate

You’ll find more details on those seven and more below if you want to see more details. After that, there are a bunch of other useful services to help grow your podcast!

Looking for some gear? Check out the podcast starter kit guide.

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