I am so excited to have a solution if you are on WordPress and you have got a podcast, and you are trying to display your podcast so people can easily play it on your website.
Best Podcasting Display for WordPress with Simple Podcast Press Player Plugin!
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This has been an annoyance for me for the entire five-plus years I’ve had my podcast.
I finally got a really good solution here for you.
WordPress podcasting beautifully.
Let’s take a look at this.
I just set this up on my website this morning.
I’m so excited about it.
When you go to Jerrybanfield.com/podcast now instead of the formerly ugly iframe, awkward-looking setup I’ve had for years, you have got this beautiful player on here and it captures the audio so quick.
You capture the audio right here, it immediately starts playing. You scroll down, put another episode on, and it immediately starts playing.
I’ve got 700 episodes and anyone can easily scroll through and just immediately hit one of these on here.
I didn’t even know the sponsorship was working on these old episodes.
It is awesome.
This podcast player is so good.
Not only that, but it works really well on mobile.
Try looking at Jerrybanfield.com/podcast directly on your mobile device and you will see the podcast player looks beautiful on mobile, and what’s really nice on mobile is, it has all these links to share.
You can see there are links to share and you can hit the share button for Facebook, Google or Twitter. There are also links to go straight to the places people actually listen to podcasts like iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play and an Android subscription.
I don’t know what “Clammr” is.
You can even pop a new window, download it and there is even a button to leave a review.
All these buttons are customizable. This whole experience is customizable. Not only that, but you can import all of the episodes, and have them publish automatically as a new post on your WordPress website.
If you use Twitter like I do and you have got an automatic setup like I do for new posts on your WordPress website, then you can have posts come through from the podcast off your website as a beautiful big post like this.
I’m showing a recent one that I’ve done. This is how my WordPress blog looks automatically. I have simply set this up through Zapier.
I believe it is how I set it up with Zapier.
So you get Zapier set up with WordPress to publish your new posts. You get this podcast player set up and look, now on my home page, I’ve even got the same thing.
When you combine that with the hosting I’ve got on Anchor.fm, I’m earning $15 CPM, which is one and a half cents per podcast play where the sponsorship is triggered.
After paying for podcast hosting for years, I’m actually now earning money, which is why I am making a big push to promote my podcast.
This is such a beautiful setup.
I’ve got it now on the top of my home page because when you come to find out about me I want you to immediately start listening to my podcast.
A podcast is a great thing to get people in the habit of listening to because it’s available on mobile devices on the go. I love listening to podcasts while I’m walking my dogs or driving, while I’m at the gym and traveling especially.
Then you have got the podcast player set up once you have this here, people can easily get into it.
If you have got a blog or a footer like this, it has a beautiful little footer display widget, this is pretty much how it looks on a mobile device where you can scroll through it.
You can click this button to minimize the player. You can have it show like this per episode or you can have it show like this on the player.
It is so nice.
You are asking, “Okay, well what do you use to do this?”
This is a review of the “Simple Podcast Press“ player, which I am so excited about. I just got it installed literally a few minutes ago and immediately I’m just doing a video on a podcast episode about this because this has been a pain in the butt.
I also spent some time researching alternatives, but this is all I needed. There is a more complicated and fancy looking podcast player, but really, simple is good. This is super simple and if people want more options and they already listen on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify, then they already know how to go there and do that.
If you are on my website or if you are in the description on this as a video or podcast, will you please use my link for “Simple Podcast Press” player because I get a 30% commission in theory. I just set all this up this morning and it says I get a 30% commission. I just bought this for $67.
I am opening it up now to show you exactly the sales page on it.
It is called “Simple Podcast Press.”
I imagine it is going to help me boost my download subscribers and email list a ton.
Now, I’m not actually using the email list feature on it because as you can see I’ve already got the Active Campaign feature right below Jerrybanfield.com/podcasts, but there is also a built-in email collection system, which might be really nice for you.
If you scroll down here there are some sales copy and you can get fancy with it and put in exact buttons to click on it. The cost of it, I bought the $67 option. You get it for one website.
You get the 2.0 podcast player, auto-updating podcast playlists, clickable timestamps, auto-publish to WordPress, worldwide iTunes reviews, you can even put a widget in on your website to put your podcast reviews on in any widget space.
There is a URL shortener. It’s one-click tweetable and you use it on your website. There is a private Facebook community, which I don’t know anything about. You get a year of updates and support, and the instant download.
All the set up was super easy on my website. All I needed to do was pull my iTunes URL, stick it in and start playing around with the settings.
You might want to see the settings for this.
Let’s go into the Jerrybanfield.com/dashboard right now.
We will go over to “Simple Podcast Press.”
You do need to make sure to get your license and get it activated.
Make sure you get that license code that it gives you on the checkout screen and activate it because you need to go into your settings and activate that license code in order to see the dashboard I’m showing you right now.
You will not see this if you have not gone in and activated the dashboard through your settings.
What you can do once you have got this open, these are the settings. You can automatically publish new posts. You need to set up an author and a tag for this if you want the new post.
Then you have got all kinds of podcast player settings. You can choose different kinds of players, different colors, you can choose your cover art, you can have it automatically play podcasts.
I’m not doing that because I intend to advertise some on Google and I believe that autoplay is something you can’t have. I also don’t like things that are auto-played. I find it annoying so I’m not going to put any of that.
You can choose things like “volume control button” and I’m actually going to show a volume control button on mine. You have also got the option to disable the “powered by” link if you want.
Then what you can see here, you have got all kinds of buttons you can put in.
There is an iTunes link and a Stitcher link. I custom put in a Spotify one. There are also links for Google Play, Share it, Clammr, Subscribe on Android and Download. Then you have got several more custom buttons you can add in.
For example, if your podcast is on a friend’s website, you can put that custom button in on there. You can put, say, if you have got coaching, you could put a link to your coaching straight underneath your podcast. I might even put a link or two to my books or to my Facebook page or something like that.
You can put an opt-in box directly below the player.
You can change your share settings up if you would like to.
You have got some advanced tweaks, and then you can import.
What you do is you just hit ‘save changes’ then it saves all the changes on there.
So, if I go back to Jerrybanfield.com you will now see I have got a nice little volume control button on here, and there is even a nice little play speed because some people say I talk too slow, which I think it’s nice to talk slower if you have got a significant percentage of people listening whose English is not their first language.
It is also useful for people who really want to soak it in because you can always just click and speed me up to 2x and I’ve been talking pretty fast for this one, so that might be really fast if you put me on 2x.
Now, I’m loving this. I’m so grateful to have this to show for you after years of messing around with iframes and trying to just do things for free, this $67 makes it beautiful whether it’s on my home page or whether it’s on Jerrybanfield.com/podcasts.
It is really useful. It says it’s trusted by over a thousand podcasters worldwide and you have got the single license for $67.
There is a Frequently Asked Questions section, and if you are wondering, do I have WordPress 5.0 on my website?
I’ve got WordPress 5.0.
It works with the newest version of WordPress.
If you would like to get the “Simple Podcast Press,” will you please use my link because the author of it is willing to give me 30% of the sale as their thank you:
“Hey, Jerry, we appreciate you sharing something that you loved and bought because you needed it, and then you just told everyone about it because you were so excited and we’ll leave the possibility opening for collaborating on income.”
I do a new episode every single day on my vlog on YouTube, which then I put the audio on my podcast as we have talked about the podcast here, and then that’s transcribed into a blog post because I love you, you are awesome, and I’m happy to be of service to you here every day.
If you found this useful, I trust you will leave a like on it and/or use that link whenever you want to buy it.
I will see you on another episode.
Edits from video transcript by Michel Gerard at www.michelgerardonline.com.