These instructions are for the older podcast functionality. If you would like an update the functionality (so that podcast mp3 files in the Files section automatically populate a podcast page), please let us know.
Upload your podcast file. Your audio file will have to be in the MP3 format before being uploaded, so you'll have to convert if it's in any other format. There are several audio conversion tools available online.
- Navigate to Web Site>Files.
- Click "New File."
- Choose "mp3" from the File Type dropdown list. If mp3 isn't given as an option, you can add it by clicking "Add File Type."
- Give the file a name and description.
- Click Browse to locate the file on your hard drive.
- Click "Save."
- You'll need the file link, which is given on the Files page, so you might want to keep this tab open as you go onto the next step. You can always Ctrl+click on links to open them in a new tab.
- Navigate to Web Site>Pages (Here's where you might use that Ctrl+click trick to open a new tab.)
- Find your podcast page. Depending on how your website is set up, you might have a podcast page inside one of your folders.
- Click the name of the page to edit it.
- Each entry on the podcast page is represented by a block of code similar to this:
<span class="middleheadline">04/22/2010 - Interview with WVKR </span><br />
<span class="middlecopy">Recent interview about health care and the economic stimulus bill.</span>
<td valign="top" align="left">
<object width="290" height="24" id="audioplayer35" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="/player.swf">
<param name="movie" value="/player.swf">
<param name="FlashVars" value="playerID=35&soundFile=/UploadedFiles/4.22.10.cut.mp3">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="menu" value="false">
<param name="wmode" value="transparent">
<td valign="top" align="left"><a href="/UploadedFiles/4.22.10.cut.mp3"
- Copy that entire block of code (you can copy the code above UNLESS your podcast is on the homepage and/or is formatted differently than the standard podcast page, in which case, use the code in your existing podcast page), and paste it at the top.
- Change the headline and the the description (the text highlighted in yellow in the code above). Be careful not to change any of the surrounding code.
- You'll now need to replace the file location in two places in the code (both highlighted in red above). The location of your new podcast file is given next to the file you uploaded on Web Site>Files. If you've kept that tab open in a separate browser tab, switch over to copy it, then switch back.
Note: It is good practice to remove everything up through the ".gov" in the URL so that the location begins /UploadedFiles/...
Be sure not to change any of the surrounding code, and leave any existing quotation marks in place.
- Click Save.