I am reconstructing my podcast site. I got so busy last August and September that I have almost totally forgotten to update it. One good reason to bring it up to date is the fact that podcasting has suddenly become as popular as blogging.
Based on my site stats, there are scores of people visiting my podcast site everyday and there is virtually nothing new for them. Most of them wound up in my site after googling for “Filipino/pinoy podcast.” When I first podcasted there were no more than three of us Filipinos doing it. Now I do not know how many pinoy podcasters are out there. I have podcasted since 26 April this year and my last podcast was my 17th.
Until last Sunday, the content management system (CMS) I used for my podcast site was Mambo. Two days ago I upgraded it to Joomla. Well… actually what I did was more than simply replacing some files with a more recently released, enhanced version. I first deleted everything Mambo and clean-installed Joomla 1.0.3. If you are going to create a website, make sure that you create it with Joomla. It is for me the best CMS in the online universe.
So my Joomla-powered podcast site is almost done. It looks decent but it is not yet perfect. I mean, some components, bots and modules are yet to be installed. And it seems that there are errors when it is viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer so I still have to fix that. Well, my site is too cool for IE anyway. My suggestion? Uninstall IE, and use Opera or Firefox.
The address is http://podcast.stephencuyos.com. What took me a lot of time was creating the rss enclosures for each episode. I tried all suggestions from the various online forums I visited and all the while the missing piece I needed was this mundane phrase rel=“enclosure” next to the mp3 links. When I got it right it seemed like the whole world suddenly became featherweight. Please visit Cuying Podcast and I will truly appreciate it if you’d leave some comments and suggestions.