Code clips – Hacking WordPress for Podcasting

Right so, in  an attempt to do quick and easy podcasting  I choose to use this blog instead of creating a new account out in the blog-o-sphere. In doing so, I found that its not as easy as one would hope. But, then why would I be a hacker if things where easy.  Here’s  how I did it.

First, I found a web hoster out there, since my ourmedia account isn’t being as cooperative  as I would like(more on this later). I chose filefreak.com, though there’s probably better ones out there. Next, I signed in and created a new catagory for podcasts only. This part is important, write down the new catagory id number, we’ll need it for later.

Now, write a new post and assign it to the podcast catagory. At the end of the post, put an html anchor link to the audio file, be sure to include the full domain and protocol.  (ie http://www.host.site/user/podcast-0x01.mp3) Once this is done publish it and your blog is now podcasting.

A final step is  to use Feedburner to allow for click tracking and iTunes compatiblity. This is where the category id comes in. Sign up  for feed burner. for the url you need to burn(the rss feed url) put in http://myblogname.wordpress.com/?feed=rss20&cat=### where myblogname is the blog’s name off the url and ### in the cat= directive is the category id we wrote down earlier. This was done so your users don’t need to sift through all your blog posts just for your podcast. But instead provides only what they wanted. From here post the html code from feedburner’s publicize -> chicklet tool into an text widget on your wordpress sidebar and your done.

Now, enjoy your cool hacked and podcast enabled wordpress blog. And create some smashing podcasts.

4 UR Eyes Only Episode 0x00 – Pilot

Greetings web nation, this is 4 UR Eyes Only. This podcast can not be traced, it can not be stopped and is the only free voice in the matrix.

The words of Mentor, have been long sought after by many, but in this age of ever increasing commercialization, your digital rights, the ones we so sought after ages ago, are being trampled on and lost. This podcast is your voice for your freedom of information insemination.

This is the test pilot of the 4 UR Eyes Only Episode 0x00 where we discuss how your digital rights are being lost. Topics of interest:

  • FBI ordered to stop spying on your ISP
  • Universal’s Plans for P2P.

4 UR EyesOnly – Tester Pilot

New chapter to the digital defence lead by an old school hacker.

I’ve been listing in on a very special podcast of late. Its the Copyright 2.0 podcast at http://copyright20.com. You may think it odd that an old school hacker like me would be giving a damn about copyrights. Well some if that is true, but there is a legit reason why we have them and even though copyrights tend to be used in bad ways or at lease enforced in bad ways I should say. These guys are really good about what the report and have brought to light some issues I didn’t know about before. Like how Youtube’s usage policy tends to lead to the content creators loosing rights to their works.

Well just the other day I got a hot tip on a judges ruling on FBI over their spying on ISP’s. So, naturally like any blogger I posted it to digg, and even tried to slashdot it, to little avail since slashdot is being a pain with my account which I will not go into. I even popped on the chat rooms and gabbed a bit on it, #2600 if you wanted to know. It went rather well and since I was listing in to the great mates at Numly.com and Plagiarismtoday.com who run the Copyright 2.0 podcast I decided to message them about it too.

Well needless to say they where quite intrigued by it and since we’ve been in contact I’ve desided that this Blog needs a new twist. Instead of my usual dumb rant on how things are or cool thing I’ve worked on, I’ll be covering some real issues in regards to our digital rights. Though I do rant about those at times this will be in-depth stores with a real downloadible podcast.

You’ll still be able to find my typical project notes from time to time. Since I’m still going to work along side the Cyberlordian Consortium and keep running the Cyberlordian Studios. So this just going to be a monthly thing in complementation to Emanuel Goldstein’s 260o, and Chris Matthieu and Jonathan Bailey’s Copyright 2.0 works. With a focus on our digital rights and global freedoms.

Thanks for reading, and keep posted.