A few months ago, GigaVox CEO Michael Geoghegan and Denise Howell transformed an idea into reality. Their task was to simplify the process of distributing a release form to potential podcast program guests. With some developer assistance, Michael came up with a WordPress plugin that creates a page on your site containing a user [admin] defined acceptance or “release” form. Guests are required to enter their name and email address, and to engage a check box that specifies acceptance of terms. The plugin generates dual email messages – one to the site admin and a second to the submitter. All the necessary data, including the submitter’s ip address will be specified in the generated documents.
The plugin is not distributed with pre-authored release agreement terms. This provides support for user defined proprietary terms. Click here for a demonstration. Also, the Podcast Brothers have posted an example on their site. Have a look at this if you need assistance in composing your document.
• Download the Podcast-Realse plugin
• Extract the files to the wp-content/plugins directory on your server
• Activate the plugin via your WP Admin Console
• Within the Admin Console, navigate to Plugins –>> Podcast Release
• Complete the required setup information, including your preferred “Release Text.”
Once completed, you will have a new WordPress weblog page on your site [www.your_site/podcast-release].
Disclaimer: We [GigaVox Media, The Podcast Academy and Affiliates] make no representations or warranties as to whether or not this process of release authorization is considered enforceable. Use it at your own risk