As a podcaster, you know that a reliable RSS feed is essential. Podcast Mirror has been a popular choice for many years, but starting very soon they will begin charging podcasters to use their service unless you are hosted by blubrry. If you’re looking for a free and easy alternative, I recommend using the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin for WordPress.
Why switch to Seriously Simple Podcasting? (hint: it’s free)
Seriously Simple Podcasting is a free and easy-to-use plugin that makes it easy to manage your podcast from your WordPress dashboard. It includes everything you need to publish and manage your podcast, including:
- A built-in RSS feed (obviously)
- A customizable podcast player
- Support for multiple podcast hosting providers!
- And much more.
How to switch from Podcast Mirror to Seriously Simple Podcasting
To switch from Podcast Mirror to Seriously Simple Podcasting, follow these steps:
- Install and activate the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin on your WordPress site.
- Go to the Podcasting > Settings page and configure the plugin.
- Import your podcast episodes from the Podcast Mirror RSS.
- Enable the “Redirect this feed to new URL” under the Feed Details Tab.
- Verify your RSS feed URL in all of your podcast directories. This should automatically update after 24-48 hours.
- Disable the Redirect this feed to new URL as it will cause issues with some players.
- Deactivate PowerPress.
Switching from Podcast Mirror to Seriously Simple Podcasting is a free and easy way to save money on your podcasting costs. Seriously Simple Podcasting is a powerful and feature-rich plugin that includes everything you need to publish and manage your podcast from your WordPress dashboard. Please understand that if you do find value for something you should support them (hint hint) before they go the way of the dodo and start charging.
Now give the world what they don’t need, another podcast!