Anchor podcasts just launched a new feature with WordPress offering integration for podcasts. I meant to get to it all week, mistakenly thinking it was just some kind of new widget that would allow me to embed an anchor podcast into one of my existing WordPress sites with one click or no clicks — or whatever. I was so wrong — and that is so great!
I clicked a button on my Anchor dashboard and in mere minutes I had a full-on website for the Fearless 5 podcast! It automatically put all my podcasts online as a stand-alone site. Check it out.
This was something I had been thinking about doing somehow, but I knew it would be a ton of work to post them individually on the main website I plug during the podcast. Plus, imagine how much that could slow down the loading time. I also have more Fearless 5 podcasts now than I’ve actually counted. I started recording them in August of 2019.
I have been working on a re-launch lately; I got COVID in January and couldn’t record, making it the perfect time to revisit old episodes. I’ve created the podcast its own Twitter. I started analyzing its data. There’s more, but that will be for a later time. So imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw today that the Anchor/Wordpress integration was better than I had assumed it was!
Now I can purchase a URL for the new site I created and even turn it into a blog if I want to. I can link to the URL I just made from my main site to give my audience another option for consuming the podcast.
Will it help bring me results? Only time will tell… I’ll let you know.
There’s also a feature for bloggers to use text-to-speech to convert written content into podcasts, so it works both ways.
Genius work from Anchor & WordPress! I’ve enjoyed using Anchor for the past year and half as the host for Fearless 5. It does most of the work for me, hosting my podcast to eight different places. All I have to do is the fun stuff — create the podcast and record it. They make it easy for anyone to make a podcast even if you aren’t like me and have been editing audio for more than 20 years. This new feature makes me even happier I chose Anchor to host and distribute my podcast.