WordPress has always been a great free Blogging platform. Now, it tends to go bigger and better with the feature of Audio posts coming in! Just imaging that you call a Phone number, talk for 1 hour and all that you have talked is being uploaded to your blog in the form of an Audio post. Its like Blogging on-the-go[wherever and whenever you want] Isn’t that amazing?
This idea is really turning me ON and I sincerely think that it will have a lot of takers as many people don’t like to type their entire thoughts and most people hate reading long blog posts. So if the Audio alternative is available, it will really be great!
“Post by Voice” feature rolled out by WordPress.com is pretty easy to handle too. You need to call a phone number, enter a secret code given to you, Record your Blog post, and its its all done! WordPress will handle all the back-end functionalities.
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Enabling the Post by Voice feature is just a click away from your WordPress Dashboard. Click on the My Blogs Link under the Dashboard section in your sidebar and generate a Unique Secret code for your Blog. [I hope you understand that if you don’t keep this code as a secret, you may be getting uninvited guest posts on your Blog]
After you have generated the Secret Code, you can locate your blog and Enable this feature. This feature is powered by Twilio API. After Activating this option, you can call the phone number listed on the My Blogs screen, enter your secret code when prompted, and follow further instructions for Publishing your Audio posts online!
I know you would have some serious Doubts. Some answers to FAQs :
- The maximum length of a recording is 1 hour.
- If there is 10 seconds of silence, the recording will end.
- You do not need a space upgrade in WordPress.com to use Post by Voice.
- Normal calling rates will apply for the phone call.
- This feature is NOT yet available in Self-Hosted WordPress.org