Are you a podcaster?
If you are, you might be looking for ways to make your podcasting website even better. We put together a list of relevant WordPress plugins that podcasters can incorporate into their website.
This list is especially helpful for those using a Podcast Websites account. Podcast Websites accounts use the WordPress platform and can make use of all of these plugins.
Donations and Monetization
Does your podcast website accept donations or monetary support from your listeners? If so, here are a few plugins that might make your life easier.
Integrate Patreon into your WordPress website with the Patreon Connect plugin. Import your patreon posts as WordPress posts, or lock patron-only posts on WordPress.
Check it out here: Patreon Connect
Accept donations directly from your website with the GiveWP plugin. Create customized donation buttons, keep track of donor data, and more with this popular donation plugin.
Check it out here: GiveWP
Community and Contact
Is your website a place for your listeners to gather? Or is it a place where collaborators can reach out?
If so, then you might take interest in these community and contact plugins.
Use WPForms easy, drag-and-drop builder to create any type of contact form you need. Whether your form is surveying listener opinions, registering listeners for a course, or signing them up for your newsletter, WPForms makes it easy to create forms. Plus, WPForms comes with features like conditional form logic, mobile responsiveness, spam protection, and more.
Check it out here: WPForms
MailChimp for WooCommerce
MailChimp is a marketing automation platform. It's perhaps best known for its email marketing. This plugin integrates with any WordPress website that uses WooCommerce, thus making it possible to link your merch products with your email marketing campaigns. This plugin makes it easy to remind customers about items in their cart or track buyer or incorporate store discount codes in your newsletter.
products with your newsletter, making it easy to remind customers about items in their cart or track buyer or incorporate store discount codes in your newsletter.
Check it out here: MailChimp for WooCommerce
Constant Contact is an email marketing software that you can add to your WordPress site. It offers email marketing, social media posting, and more. And now you can embed it directly into your WordPress website.
Check it out here: Constant Contact
RafflePress is a giveaway plugin that helps you facilitate giveaways and contests for your listeners. With features like social media integration and refer-a-friend sharing, RafflePress is a great tool for those looking to host giveaways.
Check it out here: RafflePress
Build a community on your site with the BuddyPress plugin. With features like member profiles, activity streams, messaging, and more, BuddyPress is a great choice if you want to build a community around your podcast.
Check it out here: BuddyPress
Monetize your knowledge by creating a membership site with MemberPress. MemberPress brings a host of membership site features to WordPress, with features like paywalls, online courses, and coupons.
Check it out here: MemberPress
SEO and Analytics
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, and analytics play a huge role in determining whether a site is successful or not. Make sure your WordPress site is fully prepped to be its best with these plugins.
Yoast is an SEO giant on WordPress -- and with good reason. It has a wealth of features that help you maximize your website's SEO. With features like SEO analysis and readability analysis, you'll know whether your posts and pages hit home, or are veering off the mark. And that's just two features - Yoast offers so much more!
Check it out here: Yoast SEO
Site Kit by Google
Site Kit by Google is the official WordPress plugins for Google tools like Analytics, AdSense, and more. If you use Google for any of your website stats or ads, then the Site Kit by Google plugin is a great addition to your website. It makes it easy to add Google's robust tools to your website's backend, without the hassle of dealing with code.
Check it out here: Site Kit by Google
Want more insight into your website? The MonsterInsights plugin works together with Google Analytics to keep track of your site's stats. With reports on your audience, visitor behavior, and more, you can intelligently maximize your site's appeal.
Check it out here: MonsterInsights
Do you want to sell merch on your website? If so, there are a number of amazing e-commerce options that simplify the process of setting up an online store.
WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress e-commerce plugins. With a wealth of e-commerce options, like digital goods, product variation, instant downloads, bookings, memberships, and more, WooCommerce has the building blocks to make a robust online storefront.
Plus, it comes with an easy-to-use set up wizard that will guide you through the site creation process.
Check it out here: WooCommerce
Shopify is another great e-commerce platform. It boasts a simplified set up process that only requires a few clicks. Plus, it's fully customizable, so you can match your store front to your brand.
Check it out here: Shopify
BigCommerce boasts "a radically different approach to WordPress E-Commerce." With built-in PCI compliance and a simplified catalog management, BigCommerce takes the guesswork out of building a digital storefront on WordPress.
Check it out here: BigCommerce
Easy Digital Downloads
The Easy Digital Downloads specializes in selling digital products. The plugin touts a quick and easy setup, but doesn't sacrifice any power. Instead, they bring a host of fantastic features to the table, like customizable shopping carts, detailed customer reports, discount codes, and more.
Check it out here: Easy Digital Downloads