Connect Your WordPress Site to Automatically Post Your Podcast Episodes

Podbean has a new feature, to make it easier than ever to share your podcasts on the web! You can now connect your WordPress site to your Podbean account so that new podcast episodes will automatically be posted on your WordPress site.

It is super easy to set up and start saving time! Go to Settings ==> Social Share and click on the “Connect to WordPress” button (only self-hosted WordPress sites are supported, not those hosted on WordPress.com). You will need to input your WordPress login url, username and password. Then, hit “submit” and you should see a success message at the top of your screen.

You can also customize your posting options. Click on the “edit” pencil icon for your connected WordPress account to get the dropdown menu of options. Categories allows you to set it up so that the episodes automatically post in one (or more) categories within your WordPress site (for example, your news or blog section). If you wish to post to more than one category, simply separate the names of the categories here with commas. You can also customize options for the look and feel on your site, such as player color, whether the download and share buttons are displayed, if the episode auto plays, and the video size (for video episodes). To see that everything is working, you can “Send Test Post”.

Once you have the connection set up, simply publish a podcast episode as you normally do and the episode will now post on your WordPress site (there may be a few minutes delay for this to update).

With this latest feature, Podbean saves you even more time, allowing you to share your podcast with ease! If you have any questions or need help, contact us at support.podbean.com.

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New Features: Changing Theme Colors, Fonts and More in Your Podcast Template

Podbean has added new features to help you get the best look and feel for your podcast site! Now, you can further customize many of the Podbean templates to make them your own.

The Podbean professional themes and many of the additional templates now offer you options such as changing your episode font (style, color and size), changing your theme’s color, and changing your channel title’s color and font.

To make changes to your site, simply go to Layout ==> Themes in your Podbean dashboard.  Click on the “Custom” setting button of your current theme for the dropdown menu of choices.

You will see the different areas you can customize, such as theme color, font color, font size and more. Simply click on the option you wish to change and choose your preference. Hit “Submit” to save the changes (you can then view your site to see the changes). You can also hit “Reset” to restore the theme defaults.  

For more detail about how to customize these options, read our FAQ http://support.podbean.com/customer/portal/articles/1721407-how-do-i-customize-my-podcast-theme-change-fonts-or-theme-colors- With Podbean, making your site look great is easy!

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If you have questions or feedback, contact us at support.podbean.com.

** Keep in mind that this does not apply to free themes.**

New Feature: Display Your Podcast Player Above Your Episode Description

Podbean offers different display options to make your site look just the way you like. We’ve added a new feature allowing you to choose where to display the podcast player for your episodes.

Currently, the podcast player displays below any show notes/text description.  But, some users prefer the podcast player to be the first thing users see in the episode. Now, with one quick step, you can opt to have your podcast player display above the episode text.

To make this change, go to Settings ==> Display ==> Episodes.  Find “Display player before episode description” and click on it to activate this setting. Make sure to save by clicking on the blue “Update Options” button at the bottom.

Now, the podcast player will be featured right after your title for each episode, with any description or show notes following. You can contact support@podbean.com if you have any questions.

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More Customization for Your Podcast Player

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Podbean has added even more customization options for your embeddable podcast player. Now, you can choose from a wide range of colors for your podcast player, to better match with the look and feel of your website.

In your dashboard, go to Settings ==> Player. For the embeddable multimedia player, click on “More Options” to see the colors available.  Choose the color you desire and click “Preview & Get Code” for the corresponding coding to paste in to your site.

You can also change the color on the podcast player on your site. When you click on “audio player on site” or “video player on site”, you will see the range of colors. Click on the desired color and “save” to make the change on your site.

The Podbean interface helps you easily make your podcast look great! We welcome your feedback and questions at support@podbean.com and we hope you enjoy this new option.

Fantastic New Release: Effector 2.0 Podcast Theme

Effector 2.0 is the latest podcast site template offered by Podbean.

Effector 2.0 is a simple and smooth design that is also fully customizable. This theme has a prominent title bar and straightforward design to highlight your content, along with a full length sidebar for all your widgets.

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Check out Effector 2.0 and all the podcast themes at Layout ==>Themes on your dashboard. Podbean helps your podcast site look great with ease!

Podbean’s Latest Podcast Templates

Podbean is excited to announce two great new layouts for our podcasters. Vivid 1.0 is a video podcast layout. It puts your videos front and center, with an attractive, graphic representation that shows off your video content. Pride 2.0 was designed with creative professionals in mind. Pride minimizes clutter through a simple, intuitive organization with a customizable podcast profile landing page.

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Podbean offers diverse layouts to make your podcast shine, highlighting your style and brand. Go to “layout” in your account dashboard to preview the different templates. With Podbean, podcasters don’t have to learn complex programming or spend a lot of time or money to make their sites look great.

You can also check out a video demo of how to change layouts in Podbean’s Support Center.

Podbean Supports FTP Uploading

Reliability – that comforting feeling when you know something will just work; free of stress, free of hassle, free of worry. Everyone loves that feeling, so here at Podbean we’ve been working on a new, more reliable way for you to upload files to your account: FTP Uploads.

We’ve implemented an FTP Upload function for all users, to improve the upload experience for those of you that desire it.

There are 3 main benefits of FTP uploads:

Reliability – your files are more likely to upload successfully.

Multiple uploads – you can upload multiple files at the same time.

Resumable uploads – if your internet connection drops, or your computer freezes during uploading, it’s not a disaster! You can start off where you left off once you get everything sorted.

It’s a great solution for those of you looking for more reliability, or for those that wish to upload large, or multiple files.  Learn more with our user guide here so that you can figure out how to use FTP uploads.

We hope this makes uploading more convenient for you. If you have any feedback on this feature then feel free to get in touch!

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3 Brand New Podcast Responsive Templates with Podbean

Remember the days before smartphones and feature phones, when texting was exciting new technology and your favourite (only) “app” was Snake? As smartphones become ubiquitous and mobile computing becomes the norm, more and more people are doing more and more on the go. Why not, then, stream podcasts on the go too? With Podbean’s new responsive templates, you can!

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We’ve introduced 3 new responsive templates that not only have great functionality, but look great too.

Because these templates are responsive, they will stretch and squeeze to fit any screen whether it be on a computer, tablet or smartphone. This makes all the content much more convenient to access and use especially on mobile devices.

On top of this each of the 3 new templates is beautifully designed to look modern, fresh and clean to give your podcast the stylish look it deserves.

Our responsive templates are available to all our Unlimited and above plan members – why not go and have a look at them right now?

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Learn more about customizing your podcast site’s theme here!