These screenshots show you some of the backend (admin) pages in a typical PodHawk installation

Before you begin...

..go to the "settings" page. Here you can control all the settings to make your site work the way you want to. You can choose a name and slogan for your site, a theme and language for your webpage, the information to include in your RSS feed, what commenting system you want and much more. You can of course change any of the settings at any time, so feel free to experiment!

Here is another shot of part of the settings page, where you can choose options for dealing with comment spam, for your default text editor and for pinging and tweeting!

Uploading your audio or video file.

In PodHawk you can upload via your browser, ftp or PodHawk's built-in CGI script. You can link to audio/video files hosted elsewhere, or download them to your site. If you have installed the JW Player, you can link to YouTube videos or playlists, and to streaming video.

Creating and editing your posting

After uploading or linking to your file, PodHawk will take you to Recording Page 2. Here you can compose your posting, using a choice of text editors (this screenshot shows the Tiny MCE editor), and add images to it. You can enable commenting, edit the id3 tags on your file, even change the audio file for a different one. You can allocate your new post to up to four categories, and attach as many tags as you like. You can change the posting time and date if you need to, or make the posting 'sticky' (ie so that it always appears at the top of the page). You can add links relevant to the posting. You can preview the posting before it goes on air to check that everything is OK, and then click the "on air" and "save" buttons to publish your new podcast to the world.

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