VideoPress launches on

May 14, 2009 | No Comments Yet

VideoPress is a new upgrade feature created by the Automattic team for that lets users create high-definition streaming video for their blogs. It’s also great for video podcasting since it crunches all the necessary work you: videos are iTunes and Miro compatible, and they play in the right frame rates you uploaded them with.

Although there’s no official word yet on when this will be available for self-hosted WordPress sites, you’re advised to create your own account to take advantage of the plugin and then embed the created videos on your blog.

Plus, the VideoPress framework is open source, so we can expect to see more free-flowing improvements to it in the future.

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Top 5 podcasts about WordPress

May 10, 2009 | No Comments Yet

PimpMyWordPress has compiled a comprehensive list of the best WordPress-related podcasts out there today, complete with iTunes subscription links and everything. What’s more, most of them are done weekly, so just imagine the amount of dedication these WordPress fans have. Doesn’t it make you love the WP community even more?

If you can’t get enough of WordPress and want to take things to the next level, or if you’re dying to get to know some of the more revered members of this community, check out these WordPress podcasts.


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WordPress Plugin: PowerPress

January 6, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Are you a podcaster or interested to get into podcasting? Try PowerPress, a shiny new podcasting plugin that provides high compatibility and easy integration with your blog, RSS feeds, and podcast directories (including iTunes and Zune Marketplace). Compatible with WP version 2.5 and higher.

Features include:

  • Easily add/modify/remove podcast episodes from blog posts and pages
  • Integrated audio/video media player
  • iTunes RSS tags
  • iTunes album/cover art
  • Standard RSS Feed album/cover art
  • Podcast only RSS feed
  • Ability to upload new cover art
  • Ping iTunes
  • Media size detection
  • Duration length detection (mp3 only)
  • 3rd party statistics integration

Download PowerPress

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2.3 Million Filipino Bloggers

May 16, 2008 | 6 Comments

Here’s a list of Philippine internet and blogging usage by the numbers, according to the Wave.3 Social Media Tracker (PDF file, 25.66 MB) by Universal McCann, a New York media agency.

  • 14 million use the internet (15.4% penetration rate as of April 2007)
  • 3.7 million actively use the internet (as of March 2008)

Out of the 3.7 million active users (between 16 to 54 years old):

  • 3.6 million / 98.6% : watch videos
  • 3.3 million / 90.3% : read blogs
  • 3.1 million / 86.4% : post pictures
  • 3.0 million / 83.1% : create profiles on social networks
  • 2.3 million / 65.8% : have a blog
  • 2.2 million / 60.5% : upload videos
  • 2.2 million / 61.8% : listen to podcasts
  • 1.6 million / 45.2% : subscribe to feeds

(Note: some figures were rounded down or roughly calculated to complete the number-and-percentage pairings.)

It’s interesting to see that podcasts are actually more popular than feeds even though they’re usually powered by syndication technologies.

(Via 100% Batangueno)

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