If you are looking to embed a podcast player into your WordPress blog, then this will take you through the process step-by-step.
If you are not already doing it, you should be creating a blog post for each podcast episode you release. This is a simple way to generate organic traffic to your podcast through SEO and also creates an asset you can share with your guest, who will hopefully share with their audience. I use Simplecast, and with them, you get a beautiful embeddable player that you can add to your blog post. Below is an example of the blog post layout I create for each episode. If you are curious, I use the Authority Pro theme by StudioPress.
Here are the steps to embed a podcast player to your WordPress blog using Simplecast.
- To get the embed player code, you need to go back to the Simplecast homepage. There you will see a thumbnail of each episode.
- In the bottom right corner of the episode artwork you will notice an arrow symbol, as shown below.
- Click this button.
- From there you will several options but we want to focus on the main embed player. You can choose between a Light and Dark theme.
- After you choose the theme you like, click into the iFrame Emded section and copy the snippet of code.
- Now, go to your site.
- After logging into your WordPress account, create a post or navigate to the post you want to add the embed player into.
- When in your post, you will want to click on the Text editor, as shown below. This is where you will add in the Simplecast embed player, or whatever player you want to embed. Please note, that you CANNOT add it in the Visual Editor, only the Text Editor.
- Now you can paste in the code and click Save, then go check that it updated by clicking on the Visual Editor, as shown below.
As you can see above, I use a template for each podcast episode where I “ask” the same questions and just answer them based on the episode content. This is a way to really speed up the process of creating the blog post and makes it really easy to outsource the task.
If you want a WordPress theme made specifically for podcast then I would recommend getting one from SecondLine Themes. They specialize in creating high-quality WordPress themes for podcast creators.