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Buddy Press Enabled.

Please bear with us while we test out Buddy Press

Just an image test for feeds

it would be great if images got put into feeds!

Podcasting PlugIn

Podcasting PlugIn

Configuring your Podcasting Settings

From your dashboard select Settings > Podcasting.

Then you can fill in the basic details about your podcast including its name, an associated image and so on.

You can then set up how you want the audio player to look on your page. I use the following settings which work well for me. Try them out and alter them if you need to.

Player Location: Before Content
Text Below the Player:
Download the audio file
Download Link Text:
Player width:
Use Video Player:

Adding Audio to your page

To add an audio player to your page and include an audio file in your podcast you need to add the URL of your audio file to the Podcasting box at the bottom of your page when you Add a Post.

Navigate to your new post page in your usual way and look to the bottom of the middle of the page.

Enter the location of your mp3 file in the File URL box of the Podcasting section. Some Blogs will let you upload audio files, others may ask you to upload large files to other services like the Internet Archive (

You can then add other information to the podcast by filling out the boxes that you are offered.

When you save the page you should see a result like the following.

Using the Podcast Plugin

Network 23 blogs has a new podcast plugin which allows you to include an mp3 that you have uploaded elsewhere in your Blog. It’ll then get added to your RSS feed for the blog to create a ‘podcast’.

Setting up a WordPress network notes

Some notes on setting up a WordPress network

How to use

There is a useful plugin which allows you to cross post from a WordPress blog to interfaces. This Plugin is currently only available for the hosted WordPress set up.

To quote from the maintainers description;

Every time you make a new blog post this plugin will post a status update to the servers, facebook,, Google Buzz and Twitter accounts you have specified. You can set as many acounts on as many servers you like.

The Plugin is called and has it’s own page on the site here –

For Full Information Check this page on

New aggregator site testing

There’s a new test site to test out the new aggregator theme for wordpress. It’s installed here

In theory it should be able to display images from flickr and still from youtube and other sharing sites. But it looks like the images don’t work at the moment. If you can help out please leave a comment. or get in touch on the Hacktion lab network..

The theme uses the Simple Pie parser to get the information from feeds into a recognizable format. There’s information about the aggregator theme here.

Hosted blogging – Stop censorship – Upgrade the Struggle

Hi there,

This is a test site of a WordPress Network (similar to the set up at to see if we could run hosted blogging as a service.

There are advantages to inviting groups to use a hosted service run by a community collective rather than one run by a more ‘official’ setup. The main one is we would be able to provide a service which doesn’t log the ip addresses of visitors or posters to the blog. A good aim in a struggle for online free speech. has been handing over IP addresses of UK bloggers due to legal pressure. See the cases of University of Salford and the Bristol Blogger.

WordPress blogs are able to provide podcasts and image galleries quite simply. They will also be able to embed video from sites like Indymedia.

This site is a work in progress. Come back for more info.

We have several test sites up and running. If you would like to test them out please get in touch via the hacktionlab network or indymedia networks.

Audio Blog –
Images Blog –
Video Blog –
Pop Ed Blog –

The next bit of work to do it to test out these blogs, work out what plugins are needed, work out how we are going to work as a collective and stuff like that….

Testing cross posting on

testing cross posting from to