AskPat 645 Episode Transcript
Pat Flynn: What's up everybody? Pat Flynn here and welcome to Episode 645 of AskPat. Thank you so much for joining me today. As always I'm here to help you by answering your online business questions, five days a week. We have a great question today from Winnie.
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All right, here's today's questions from Winnie.
Winnie: Hi my name's Winnie Anderson, I have a podcast called Let's Talk Tech, and it's also at TheLetsTalkTechShow.com. My question is about your website and WordPress. So on your website you have a page for your podcast, but then you also have page for your blog. Can you share how you did that, because in WordPress, you know, you know very well, that on the settings page you designate just one page to have of your posts shared on. So, I would appreciate it if you could just share how you did that and explain it. Thanks a lot Pat. Great show and great AskPat Show. Bye.
Pat Flynn: Hey Winne. Thank you so much for the question, I really appreciate it. Technically, how it's done, I actually couldn't tell you, because I didn't do it myself. I can say that each of those pages serve different categories, so there's the blog category, and then there's also the podcast category, the podcast page only serving those posts which are tagged, or categories as podcasts. And so, that's how technically it's done, but as far as setting it up, I know it's beyond just the normal setting that you would have on the back end of WordPress so, what I would recommend is, if that's something you want to do (and I'll talk a little bit about why I have it that way in just a second), but if that's something you want to do, have your web designer go in and custom code a specific page that serves up a specific category.
You can do it, not just for podcasts, but maybe you have for example, you know a health and fitness website. And on your health and fitness website you have different categories of content such as health, or such as nutrition, weight loss, endurance and mind set, you know four different things. You can have each of those be different categories so that when you write posts, when you come up with podcast episodes, what have you, you select the category and then you can create a page that then has just that category listed. An archive of posts, but it's just of that category, and that can help make it easier for those who are on your website to find what they are looking for, because people who are in endurance might not be into weight loss specifically. So that's why it's done. And then on my site, the blog and the podcast those are two separate channels and some people prefer one over the other, which is why I didn't really wan to mix them up in that way. So, that's why I have the podcast on its own page and like I said that's kind of how it's built.
Now, if you don't have you're own designer or somebody who is an expert with setting up your website on your team, I would actually recommend hiring someone to do that. It should not take very long to make it happen, all they'd have to do is create a page, an archive page, which then serves only a particular category, and it shouldn't be to difficult to do. So you could go on Upwork.com, you can go through your network to see if there's anybody who would do that for you. There are great services out there where you can find hired help too, so it shouldn't be too difficult to do, and yeah, that's why I do it and that's how it's done so.
Winnie, great, short, sweet question I appreciate it, and I wish you all the best. We are going to send you an AskPat t-shirt for having your question featured here on the show as we always do, and for anybody else out there who has a question, hey, please keep asking, I love your questions, and I try to answer as many as I can here on the show. Just head on over to AskPat.com you can ask right on that page.
I also want to just leave you with a quote, as we always do, at the end of every episode, and this quote is from Ted Rubin, he says, “Your value doesn't decreased based on someone's inability to see your worth.”
So important, don't worry about what other people are saying, don't worry about how they're not able to see what's valuable about you, you know what's valuable, you know you're here to help other people and when you do that, you get rewarded. Thanks so much, I appreciate you and I look forward to serving you in the next episode of AskPat, bye now.
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