Odiogo will read it

If you are a regular reader of this site then you will probably have noticed that I’ve added the new ODIOGO Button to the posts, so when you go to read the articles from now on, you will have the option to ‘just listen’ instead.

Odiogo have created a really cool add-on for your blog that just plugs right in and goes to work right away converting all your written text to audio as an mp3 file that you can just click on the button or download from a few different hosts to make it easy to get any articles you may have missed or wish to listen to later.

When all your posts or articles have been converted, they will then be stored for you by Odiogo (pronounced – audio go ) in a RSS feed that anyone can then access and download the mp3 files to their favourite mp3 player like iTunes or Juice, Zune and also Feed readers like Google, myYahoo, myMSN, myAOL, netvibes or newsgator.

All you need to have is a WordPress blog and you’re good to go, just click on over to Odiogo’s website and sign-up for an account which is free and only takes a minute to get one. Once you’ve got the Odiogo Feed ID, you just need to get the plug-in from their plug-in page and upload it to your WordPress plugin folder.

When you have it in your plugin folder, just activate it and then take a look in your Settings panel on the left side of your admin dashboard and click the “Odiogo Listen Button” link and you’ll find the simple settings that need to be done.

  • Your Odiogo Feed ID: This is the ID number you signed-up for previously, just enter it here.
  • Odiogo Update Service: Notify Odiogo servers when you write a new post (It’s highly recommended to enable this option for faster availability of the audio files of your site)
  • Safe Include: Enable safe include for custom WordPress template (It’s important to enable this option if you’re using a custom WordPress template which does not call wp_head or wp_footer. If unsure leave this option enabled.)
That’s it!
All you need to do now is give it about an hour and you will have all your posts or articles converted to mp3’s which can then be listened to on your site and downloaded from a number of different hosts, how cool is that and you didn’t even have to speak one word of it.

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