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Podcasting with WordPress – 105

By Ravi Jayagopal | Audio , Digital Creators , Plugins , Podcast , Podcasting , Tools , WordPress

What you need to know about creating and hosting your own Podcast Feed.

04/10/21 by Ravi Jayagopal Podcasting with WordPress: The Do's and Don'ts of Creating and Hosting Your Podcast Feed and Audio - 105 04/10/21
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25 Video Course Creation Tips For Online Course and Digital Creators

By Ravi Jayagopal | Digital Creators , Podcast , Technology , Tools , Video

Do you have an Online Video Course? If yes, then don’t create another video before listening to this mini-series.

You probably have a membership site or online course, or maybe you want to start one. Either way, you’re going to probably have a bunch of Video, Audio and PDF’s in your online course.

In this mini-series, I’m going to share 25 tips on video creation and delivery.

11/23/20 by Ravi Jayagopal 25 Video Course Creation Tips For Online Course and Digital Creators - Part 1 - 102 11/23/20
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12/10/20 by Ravi Jayagopal Part 2: 25 Video Course Creation Tips For Online Course Creators and Membership Site Owners - 103 12/10/20
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01/23/21 by Ravi Jayagopal Part 3: 25 Video Tips For Video Course Creators and Premium Content Creators - 104 01/23/21
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17 Things Entrepreneurs Like You Can learn from a Programmer

By Ravi Jayagopal | Free , Freemium , Podcast , Tools

Programming concepts that you can apply to your online business, products and services

Part 1: Episode #98

07/27/20 by Ravi Jayagopal Part 1: 17 Things Entrepreneurs Like You Can learn from a Programmer - Part 1 - 98 07/27/20
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Part 2: Episode #99

08/10/20 by Ravi Jayagopal Part 2: 17 Things Entrepreneurs Like You Can learn from a Programmer - 99 08/10/20
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Part 3: Episode #100

09/10/20 by Ravi Jayagopal Part 3: 17 Things Entrepreneurs Like You Can learn from a Programmer - 100 09/10/20
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Part 4: Episode #101

10/14/20 by Ravi Jayagopal Part 4: 17 Things Entrepreneurs Like You Can learn from a Programmer - 101 10/14/20
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27 “Must Have” WordPress Plugins For Your Business Website

By Ravi Jayagopal | Audio , Blogging , Digital Creators , Free , Freemium , Plugins , , Social Media , WordPress

I've been using WordPress since 2004 (less than a year after it launched). I launched my own WordPress blog and wrote my very first blog post on Jan 24, 2005.

And in all those years of working with WordPress, developing WordPress plugins, building my own WordPress websites, and helping my clients build their own websites, I've found the following to be among *the very best* and "must have" WordPress plugins I use (or have used) - and highly recommend.

I've separated them loosely into multiple categories, like Making, Managing, Marketing and Monetizing. Most of these are best-of-breed plugins. But doesn't mean you should install all of them. In fact, trying to install a plugin just-because is a sure-fire way to make sure you never launch anything :-). So don't do that. Use them IF and ONLY IF you absolutely need to implement a specific feature.

And be sure to bookmark this page, as I add and remove plugins over time as plugins evolve.
Legend: * (f) Free * (p) Paid * (fr) Freemium (Free tier, Premium extras)

Pirates Keep Out

By Ravi Jayagopal | Digital Creators

If you’re an Online Course Creator you probably have Audio, Video, PDF and other files like Mindmaps, Powerpoints, Docs, Zips, Images etc, in your courses or on your website.

If you use WordPress, the most important features you’re going to need from an WordPress Audio & Video player plugin, are the following:

  • Easy to use
  • Create secure videos that cannot be accessed by unauthorized users
  • So this plugin must allow you to create an actual Video Player (not just a link to your video)
  • Should have basic features like all player controls, splash image, ability to speed up the video
  • Create both Single Video players as well as Video Playlists * It must do both regular videos (aka “progressive downloads”) as well as Streaming videos
  • It must allow you to Transcribe your videos (that you can repurpose)
  • It must provide you with user stats as to which user has watched which videos for how long
  • Also create Audio players for your s3 audio files.
  • A bigger plus if the player is not ugly, like the standard WordPress player, and instead is really pretty and customizable
  • Biggest plus if it could also protect other regular files, like PDF, Zip, Doc, XLS, and even Images like JPG and PNG.

Yes, there’s a plugin that does all of this, and it’s arguably the #1 plugin for Amazon S3 and CloudFront, and can create secure S3 videos, supports both S3 and CloudFront, can do regular videos and streaming videos, supports Audio players, supports Video and Audio Playlists, can transcribe Audio and Video, can protect regular files, and most importantly, is now available for a one-time fee (no more subscription).

Features? Check.
Usability? Check.
Price? Check.
Support? Check.

If you are a digital creator, you create premium content, and you have a WordPress website, then is the perfect plugin for you.