How to: Enrich your blog
It’s the start of the new year and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made yourself some sort of promise about doing more, blogging more and creating more interesting content. But let’s be realistic about this, by the end of January that initial enthusiasm may be waning and you’re only going to keep it up if it is REALLY SIMPLE.
Luckily, it can be! With Audioboo, you can add an extra level of content to your blog, by using our embeddable players. We’ve a Flash player, HTML5 players, and even a special player to allow you to post audio to WordPress.com blogs. Download our free app for iPhone, Android or Nokia and start experimenting with sound – it’s a lot of fun.
But wait! There’s more! Did you know that you can automatically post to WordPress, Posterous, Tumblr too? You can! That means that as soon as that bright idea for a blog post pops into your mind, you can capture it, speak it, and post it straight to your blog at the click of a button. Meeting someone interesting that you want to write about? Why paraphrase them when you can capture their voice, their emotion, their passion? We’re here to make it easy for you.
No more letting great ideas fall by the wayside because you’ve not had the time to create a literary masterpiece and make sure you’ve uploaded the right sized pictures to go with it, now you can Click, Record, Share with Audioboo. Add a photo and some geolocation data from your smartphone and post directly to your blog. Genius.
Okay, sounds great – how do I do it?
- Sign in to your account or sign up for an Audioboo account if you don’t already have one (where have you been?!)
- Click on “Settings”
- Then select “Posting to other sites”
- Choose where you’d like you Audioboos to post to – Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Posterous and now WordPress are all there for your delectation
- Authorise those you’d like to utilise (the more the merrier) and click save
It works with WordPress!
If you have a self-hosted WordPress installation (e.g. domain.com) we’ll use the HTML5 player and if it’s hosted by WordPress (e.g yourblog.wordpress.com) you’ll get the Flash player.
NB: In order to allow Audioboo to post to your WordPress blog you’ll need to check that you have enabled XML-RPC posting in your blog’s “Writing” settings. (Log-in to your blog, look for the “Settings” menu on the left, click “Writing”, scan down the page for “Remote Posting”, ensure that you’ve ticked the box for “XML-RPC”. It may say “enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols” beside the box.) Don’t worry, you should only need to do this once, as long as you save changes!
Go have fun, Click, Record and Share your content online. You can find more Top Tips for Audioboo in our FAQ section.