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How To Add iTunes Subscribe Button In WordPress Blog For Podcast

Written By Owenayuk on Sunday, 2 December 2012 | Sunday, December 02, 2012

Let us take blogging to another level with podcast. Blogging is not as easy as people think it to be. Requires passion. Many people started a blog, but could not maintain it, as it requires passion, commitment and purpose. Now, for those who love to blog, this one easy and good way to get readers and advertisers to your blog. Your visitors can easily subscribe to your iTunes podcast through a link on your wordpress blog. With your little knowledge on HTML, you can easily add the iTunes subscribe button, although the process might be a little different. It depends on your hosting. Your blog could be hosted with a WordPress.Org software or on WordPress.com, it does not matter.
Steps To Take In Adding iTunes Subscribe Button In WordPress.com Blog For Podcast
>>>To add your podcast to iTunes, your original podcast will need to be hosted on a server, and then post your podcast RSS link (which you have hosted on a hosting server) on iTunes. For more detailed information on how to keep and post podcast episodes non iTunes, you should check http://apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs

>>>To gather your iTunes feed number and iTunes URL, whenever you post a podcast, you will receive an email from Apple containing a link with your feed number e.g. http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=FeedNumber.

>>>Visit your WordPress.com blog and login to your account. Now, click on the name of your blog and go to your blog dashboard. Locate the "Appearance bar' and click the "Widgets" option. Now, to easily add the text widget, to your WordPress blog, you should click on the widget to drag and drop it at the upper right corner of the page. This will automatically show or display the widget on your blog and where it is placed too.

>>>There is more than one method on how you can create your iTunes subscribe button, but it depends on how you want your iTunes subscribe link to look like.The below methods should speak better.

***With your feed ID number, you can add iTunes subscription link to your text widget by using your basic knowledge on HTML to create a link with a topic e.g. Subscribe. You can use this example to create your link i.e. http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=YOUR_FEED_ID_NUMBER_HERE .Replace the "YOUR_FEED_ID_NUMBER_HERE" in the above link with your original feed ID number and click to save and it will appear on your blog.

***To get graphic HTML subscription button code for your blog, visit http://ifeedreaders.com/clicklet-creator/ .You can copy and paste the given code in your blog's text widget box, and replace the link code with your RSS iTunes feed code. Now, you can save it and it will display on your WordPress blog.

***Should the above codes not work on your blog, you should replace the opening character "http:" in your code with "itpc:"
Easy Steps To Add Subscribe Button Using WordPress.Org Software
>>>To do this, you can either search for iTunes podcast or subscribe button by going to your subscribe directory at wordpress.org .Through your open source wordpress software, you can easily download from the variety of plugins you will need to complete the task. Well, if I can suggest, you should try the subscribe sidebar plugin from the AddToAny. Or you can also add your iTunes podcast directly to your blog using the podcasting plugin by TSG.

>>>For proper functioning of your plugin, you should ensure that your wordpress software is been updated to the specified or required instruction which is listed on the right side of the page. You should download the plugin file which is usually in zip file, as it will be very large in size. Before you can upload it to your WordPress blog, you should open the downloaded zip file on your PC. Now, you can configure it on your WordPress account or administrative interface. To configure the plugin to be used in your theme's sidebar, with proper ID, add your iTunes URL and click to save your changes. Now view your blog.

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