Easy Way to Embed Your Podcast on Your Blog (2019)

Easy Way to Embed Your Podcast on Your Blog (2019)


if you started a podcast and you’re
wondering how can you embed that podcast onto your blog because you want to make
sure that people are coming back to your home base which is your blog or your
website in order to listen to your podcasts so I want to make it easy for
you and I’m going to show you a few ways depending upon the platform that you’re
using and also the podcasting host that you’re using now if you want to find out
all about my recommended podcasting hosts you can go to the video that I
have a podcast hosting for 2018 and I’ll be sure to add a card for that video
over here so the first one that I want to show you is for someone who has a
self hosted WordPress blog and they’re using one of my recommended blog podcast
hosts and that’s Libsyn so in order for me to do that I’m gonna head over to my
daughters podcast and her website and my daughter’s name is Nicole Nicole pervy
hey Nikki and her podcast is better than success and on the better than success
website it just so happens that she interviewed me on the last episode which
was last weekend and if you scroll down a bit you’ll see the embedded player now
what my daughter does in her podcast she hosts with Lipson and as I mentioned
this is a self hosted WordPress blog she uses the default image now my daughter
knows that most of our listeners are listening either on
iTunes or they’re listening through the Google Play or stitcher so she’s not
that concerned about the look of the widget on her site but she does want it
to have it there because she’s got people coming to her site all the time
because she’s got a real estate league and that’s a better than success real
estate league she’s also the author of a book which is the anti hustle book and
she’s just doing a phenomenal job with this anti hustle book and so people are
coming over here because she also has events for example we had the
Philadelphia real estate Week event is coming up and then she’s got a ton of
more events coming up so she’s got a lot of traffic to this site but I wanted to
show you that you can embed just a simple podcast player I believe they
call it the wizard player from Lipson if you’re hosting your show with libsyn and
let me just go back over here so you can see what it looks like now if you want
one the lips and dashboard you can change the dimensions of this player and
because I know that most folks that are using WordPress self-hosted WordPress
and they have a podcast those are not the folks that are really struggling
with this issue the folks that are really struggling with this issue of
embedding the podcast on their blog or folks who are using other platforms
there’s also tons of plugins that you can use if you have a self hosted
WordPress so we’re not going to cover that we’re gonna cover it like I said I
want to address my friends who are using platforms like anchor
they’re trying to figure out how they can embed that on their blog so I’m
going to go to the first example of a wordpress.com blog let me get that up
before I go to the screen share all right and I see some folks have come
into the audience and so I just want to say hi to you guys and let me just go
through a couple more examples and then I’ll bring you guys up on screen okay so
with this example here let’s make sure I’m just sharing the right screen I’ve
always had a wordpress.com blog in fact the very first blog that I ever started
blogging one was Aileen dot wordpress.com and so I played around
with a few other blogs that I never actually published and this one that
we’re looking at is called the podcast blog and you know I never launched the
book the blog but it’s great because now I can use this for demo and what
wordpress.com does they have a very slick interface so this is a preview of
these embedded podcast episodes now in this instance we’re not talking about
Lipson because we already talked about that
right I want to show off a Spreaker which is really my one of my favorite
hosts and this question also came up from Andy Andy does a live interview
show and she can use Spreaker to do her live interviews via audio okay so she
wants to also be able to embed that player that we play player once at her
blog so here’s an example now what I need to do in this these examples here
is just tweak the image sizes but I didn’t want to spend that much time on
this because you guys know you can easily you know rearrange the position
of the images and what we want to do is get down to
the nuts and bolts of how to actually do this embed alright because it was not
easy for me to find how to enter this code now the one that you see on the top
is the Spreaker episode widget so one of the things about Spreaker is that people
can come into the community and they can like your broadcast or they can leave
comments and of course they can share it so here I like how it has this waveform
down at the bottom and even though I just embedded the episode here let me
take it you can see that people could also scroll down to see previous
episodes so that’s a very handy feature now in the next one is the show widget
so no matter what the most current episode is always going to be the one on
top and in this particular episode I actually did not have show art for this
episode so this is just my channel logo okay so let’s before we go to the next
example let me just show you how to do it because we’re going to go into the
backend let’s go to the Edit right so we’re editing this now what I found out
from Spreaker I was actually digging around because I was trying to help Andy
answer her question and I found that there is a code and you won’t find it
when you’re in the backend of Spreaker you just I actually found this in a blog
post as an answer to a question so with this particular code you’re going to
have the bracket and a bit you know I’m going to put all this stuff in the
description of this video but I wanted you guys to see here where you can just
embed that code in this case the link that you that I
used was the link for the episode and in this case the link that I use is the
link for my show okay so that’s the difference between those two so now I’m
going to show you how to find that how to actually grab that code once Freaker
so let’s go over to before I do that hang on one second and I think I I see
that I have some live viewers here but I don’t see anything in a chatroom so you
know what I think I did I think I have the wrong chat room open and so
hopefully I’ll be able to mute this tab quick enough when I open it you go I got
it muted fast enough so now let me see if I can grab because I’m I’m gonna
assume that somebody said hi to me no I owe ya there we go alright here we go
I had the wrong chat box open earlier so let me pop this one out cuz I love love
love to bring you guys up from screen let me close yeah I started to go live
in a different platform and so I didn’t have the right chat box open so knock it
off okay alright so let me go over here and say hi to the folks that are here
just rosales hey hey hey you’re here for the YouTube Church yes we are gonna
touch on YouTube and then there’s Brian from ring lawn care hey Brian and Andrew
thank you thank you thank you and Fox gang war is here I like that spelling of
game or you shared the link in the patron group thank you so much
and yes it’s super cute this Saturday thank you
yeah oh yeah I was a little delayed Andrew actually because I was
positioning the light and you know we’ll talk about the the light although later
because I’m still not exactly happy with the placement of
it and because right now it’s snowing here and so there’s not much daylight
happening so what we’re still working it out
that’s alright though so now let me show you the back end of the Spreaker
dashboard and I see Oliver Vince Vincenti is here hi Oliver
okay let’s go back to screen share oh right so this is the Spreaker website
guys they always put a little message up there they want you to do some kind of
upgrading or something so this is what my podcast that’s over on Spreaker this
is what it looks like this kind of a hodgepodge of different episodes this is
not my main podcast that’s over in iTunes okay this is one that I like this
Freaker platform because I can go live on audio so here I would want to go into
my dashboard right and what they call the Spreaker CMS or you know content
management system all right so here’s what I would need to do if I was going
to embed this this whole show right Wow created six years ago so you know been a
fan of Spreaker for a long time then I would grab these embed codes and I love
what one thing that Spreaker does and reason why I really love them so much is
because they’re the only ones that I know and if you guys find someone else
who does this you let me know they’re the only ones that I know that allow you
to take their logo off of that player so you see the Spreaker logo over here all
I have to do is uncheck that box and that logo is gone okay now of course if
I went you know I want to show my likes and my comments and my shares if I had
here then also I can go with the dark theme instead of a light theme okay now
it just all depends upon the background of you know your blog and what your
website looks now like for example this would be fabulous on my daughter sassy
she doesn’t use Spreaker she’s using Lipson but if you remember her site that
I showed you a minute ago it’s all yellow and black those are her colors
let’s see if we go back here you know so this this would be perfect for her you
know if I could convince her to try Spreaker but I’d have to do it all for
her so and I don’t have time for all this so here’s what you would grab if
you had a blogger blog okay or a wordpress self-hosted blog you would
grab this long code here alright or or this one depending upon what kind of you
know where you want it positioned this one would be copy and paste this code
just before the body tag it just depends upon how your site is but let’s just say
it was a regular WordPress self-hosted then you would use this one at the top
right and they give you a choice between the iframe and Spreaker actually has a
plug-in so if you were going to use on a self-hosted blog you may as well just
get the plug-in because the plug-in may have some other fancy features that I’m
not even aware of because I don’t use that plug-in okay but the iframe embed
is always always always my favorite and if we get time I’ll show you why I like
that one okay so and then also we have the option remember I showed you how you
could go dark you can also use that photo as the background okay if I wanted
to do that you know I I need to resize my images to fit this player and it
tells you those sizes we recommend uploading
show artwork of at least 1400 by 1400 we support JPEG PNG and jiff and TIFF at a
minimum of 400 by 400 and a maximum of 4 megabytes so that is absolutely fabulous
to know that and then you can change the size of the player but them and the
maximum height is 600 let’s see what it looks like at 600 so yeah definitely
what don’t want to use that artwork okay with that when you don’t use the artwork
then the minimum I’m sorry the maximum height changes to 200 pixels instead of
the 600 hey Mon Fah Zane how are you yeah I’m the best teacher ever oh thank
you okay so I like Spreaker you know my four recommendations are Libsyn, Blubrry, Spreaker and Podbean focus on Spreaker and even though SoundCloud is
not one of my favorites that is the next one that I want to show you because you
know I know that you guys are gonna use what you want to use right and I know
that a lot of you guys are using SoundCloud so let’s face it you don’t
always take my advice and I want you to be able to know how to do it if you
decide that you’re going to use SoundCloud okay is that fair I’m doing fine I’m doing fine I’m out
okay so here we go let’s go over to my favorite these are ones that I favorite
it but we’re gonna go over to my tracks you know I don’t even like the
terminology to use it because it’s not really a track it’s a podcast but that’s
okay I’m not gonna pick on soundcloud since I’m on their website right now
alright so here’s how you would grab that embed code okay hey Larry hey hey
hey all right so this is the different
options that you have here the different colors that you can use with it and you
know I I wouldn’t get too fancy with the colors because each one of your and
that’s see how this play button let me scroll down a little bit I’m sorry guys
see how this play button is changing color I don’t know that that really
makes that much difference I guess it really just all depends upon the colors
of your website let’s go with the green move here that that might make a little
bit difference okay and you can do the same things now let’s
go back to the example of the wordpress.com blog before I do that let
me just come back on cam break the monotony of all that little stuff there
that you’re looking at in the backend of SoundCloud okay so just a real quick
recap was especially since I saw that Larry just came in I’m showing a
wordpress.com blog and how you can show off your podcast on wordpress.com okay so now let’s go back to the backend of
the blog here okay SoundCloud has a code very similar to the Spreaker only that’s
a little bit longer but it starts off with that bracket here so this is me
showing it to you on the back again now let’s do a preview so you would see how
it looks and you see youtube there one there to
it I probably put them out of order probably sure to put the YouTube one at
the bottom so we’re gonna come back to YouTube later but there’s the SoundCloud
and once again you see how my image isn’t positioned in there properly so
I’m going to do this I have to keep that in mind the position of the image that’s
going to show up there okay another thing I want you to
notice remember I said Spreaker is the only one
that lets you take their branding off so see SoundCloud not only has their
branding there but they also have this cookie policy thing and I think that’s
because SoundCloud may not be their headquarters may not be based in the US
I think that may have something to do with that cookie policy or just because
of their user base and you know eventually Spreaker may have to have it
as well because of what’s going on with you know all the different notifications
that we have to give people when they’re being tracked on our website so anywho
this is what the sound Club now a lot of people prefer this player and that’s why
a lot of folks are using SoundCloud I honestly as you can tell because I keep
talking about them I like the way the Spreaker player looks better okay you
can see this particular piece of art you can’t really see it as much but you can
see a little bit more in this art here you know I it’s just six in one hand
half a dozen yeah I started playing my podcast alright
now the reason why I have YouTube here I can’t hold out any longer first I want
to let you know that when you’re embedding a YouTube video on any
WordPress blog all you have to do is enter the link so I’m wearing a visual
side now but let’s just go back to the HTML side only thing I did was put the
link in there now all of you webmasters already know that but somebody who’s
just getting into podcasting who may be watching this doesn’t realize any
WordPress blog that’s self hosted WordPress or wordpress.com all you have
to do for a YouTube video is to paste the link to the video and it will render
on WordPress that’s just something that WordPress decided that they would you
know that in Twitter is the same well if you have a link from Twitter it
will automatically render and there’s two or three other items that
automatically render on WordPress so alright I’ll come back on cam now and I
also want to get this link over in the Facebook and my group here for my
patrons if anybody wants to come on cam so hang on for a second guys
let me get Facebook up all right thanks for your patience there I know that this
is the reason why I came on this route instead of using the ECAM live today is
because you know II cam live you can’t bring people on but remember that’s in
beta and also you need Skype and I just didn’t feel like being bothered with all
of it today so anyway I’m going back over into the group and to the group
text and pasting that link if anyone wants to join me on cam okay all right
most people are I see a few comments over there folks saying that they’re
going to come in later on so you know wordpress.com is really something that I
recommend for a beginning blogger because eventually you’re probably gonna
want to upgrade to a self hosted WordPress and although they do have an
import from blogger it’s not foolproof and to upgrade from us from a
wordpress.com to a self hosted WordPress so much easier it’s like a cakewalk you
know you didn’t literally just say okay embed it you know it’s a few clicks and
it will bring in you can bring the blog post and individually which is something
that I did and this has been like this for you a long time because even when I
started basic blog tips I bought like ten blog posts over from
the eileen blog on wordpress.com and they came over without a hitch maybe I
had to resize an image or something like that but that’s just because when you go
from one thing to another you always have to resize images and
things like that I take that stuff into consideration so is anybody coming to
join me in the room I see some comments over here and Karla has joined us in the
chat great to see you Carla and oh okay Spotify oh speaking of podcasting my
podcast is now on Spotify congratulations Larry oh my gosh I’m so
glad you took moving already got your thing listed on Spotify Congrats thank
you so did it actually show up like if I go over to Spotify now and type in Larry
snow it’ll come up uh yeah it should business of security okay great because
I know when Rob Walsh was made of the announcement the other day he said it
takes two weeks for it to actually show up it took two days oh wow that’s
fantastic Spotify is really your mic is kind of hot Larry it’s my Spotify is
really they’re getting serious about podcasting about time oh you got a
hashtag Larry Larry superstar you see that yeah I see it is that better
uh-huh yes let’s see Carla is finding out for the first time about the Spotify
thing Carla you need to host with Lipson in order if you if you’re hosting your
podcast with Lipson you can get in to Spotify yeah they make it super easy I wonder why I know you probably were
just recording videos or something that doesn’t doesn’t feel loud to me okay so
I’m not sure why Spotify decided to start with Lipson like okay this is just
to give you guys a little bit of a history really quickly over a year ago
actually was a 2015 Spotify decided that they were gonna let select podcasts over
into their directory and then about two three months ago people started posting
I finally got in after a year after a year I finally got in I finally got hit
and so that you know like I said I was to three months ago and then just this
past weekend we got the announcement from the folks at Lipson rob wall shows
the VP of podcast relations said that Lipson podcasts all you have to do is
set up a destination for Spotify now I am NOT going to show you guys how to do
that today because I want to keep it I want to keep this video simpler for
someone who is just starting it may not even be using Lipson yet and then we can
hold that for another you know live stream for those who are using lipstick yeah I was just messing around with
libsyn I was just poking around because I’ve had them that’s how I do my podcast
I upload them to libsyn as a as a download-only I’ve never went through
the process of having a podcast page and all that stuff and I just was just doing
the same thing over and over again and I just thought well let me just go explore
what else lives in has and since I’m getting back into the podcasting thing
okay let me check this out and there were all these destinations you can do i
heart radio you can do Spotify Google Play Music and there were like a
couple other options and so I’ve done I’ve submitted to I Heart Radio see if I
get in there and I submitted it to tune in to see if I get there but that’s not
the tune in is not through Lipson hey Andrew welcome welcome thank you thank
you had you ever thought about doing a podcast Andrew not really you know it’s
like I have a voice for silent movies and a face for radio so I just don’t do
that type of stuff oh people will love your content either way you’re just such
a helpful person thank you I try you know and don’t worry about moving your
lights I do it every 45 minutes whether it needs to be done or not I still don’t
have it dialed in so might owe in fact it was Terry Lee he left a comment that
he said that it was too close and I and so I said well I’ll use the battery and
then that way I can back it up but I guess I was thinking that I would have
this light coming towards me which would be from my window but it’s snowing now
so it was not much Sun that’s the problem any daylight at all coming in
then the light is constantly changing so you don’t know how to set these lights
up now if you were in the room with no one between that was your only light
source you could do it once and forget it but with the date you know especially
if you’re on all day cuz I’ve got like a 45 degree angle because I’m in a corner
room with windows on two sides in the morning I’ve got it coming this way in
the evening I’ve got it coming this way and so I’m constantly up you know hey
Bharti how are you oh now I can hear you yes okay I am let me see if I can get my
camera this is an experiment oh you’re experimenting with some
oh there you go I am coming in from my other my back studio which is not really
set up right now can you hear me okay yep
you’re fine Wow tech issues are bizarre right now yeah this lighting sucks in
here I didn’t have time because the other the other system I was all set to
go and there was no sound Wow and so I just ran back here so the Lighting’s not
set up right but oh yeah so so barb do you have a podcast I haven’t set it up
yet and that’s why I mean theoretically
that’s what I wanted to do and I am why I was drawn to anchor because it was
just so easy from the phone you know like we talked about yeah
so then health issue got in the way and I just said well it’s just gotta wait I
can’t it’s all about time in place and I’m watching what’s going on in the main
stream of things and I know that Facebook is working really pushing on an
audio because they caught they got it finally you know that more of us even
though the video is there we end up listening we don’t watch and the thing
about listening to someone speaking is that it doesn’t take nearly as much
bandwidth so for the foreign countries particularly you know it makes it much
easier for them to communicate with us and so that being said is like what are
they did you you saw that they rolled out the music and the sound clips and
stuff and I know that things are going on behind the scenes that they’re you
know it’s it’s concept-wise it’s a push-button approach so that
doesn’t you don’t have to be a technophobe to you know it’s the whole
thing is going to be very plug-and-play very easy to do so I thought well where
I am in life from what’s going on I’m not I think that the most that I can do
is the anchor thing and I’m just hovering at this over the holidays just
deciding whether just to stick with Facebook quite frankly and because
Facebook is on our phone they’re going all mobile and if they are going to
highlight us and whether we’re all your video it they’re highlighting live and
you know to be there in the moment so if they’re doing that it puts a new twist
on things okay well yeah I’m not hearing you I hear you oh darn
can you everybody else can hear me right let me Larry I know you can hear me cuz
you didn’t recognize kind of another can you hear Larry nope 19300 working
only in one way whoops so so okay I’m glad I brought
brought up anchor because there’s something I want to say about anchor
with anchor you can’t currently in bed on a
wordpress.com blog so that’s a limitation because anchor has that
iframe code and you know wordpress.com has granted like I mentioned earlier
YouTube they can you know you all you have to do is paste the link also
Twitter all you have to do is paste the link and there’s a couple of other
things I can’t think of him off top my head what anchor doesn’t have that kind
of weight yet we WordPress and I don’t know that they’re
there ever going to get it now if you have a self-hosted WordPress no problem
you just grab that embed code and you can embed your episodes now there’s
something else that I need to clarify because this is really important and I
know for a newbie podcaster this is very confusing and for us seasoned podcasters
we’re kind of like well yeah what made you think you could do that and it kind
of you know is like why can’t you but one thing you need to know
you cannot embed your iTunes podcast in your website you just can’t do it
if you’re hosting with a Lipson or a blueberry or a Spreaker you can embed
that player yes but actually go to the iTunes page and look for an embed code
you’re not going to find it because you can’t do that and I know that’s a little
confusing for folks because you go to other people’s sites and you listen to
their podcasts but they’re actually getting a player widget from their host
not from Apple iTunes I don’t know if Apple’s ever gonna change that but
probably not what do you think Larry I was testing out because I still have my
old wordpress.com website uh-huh and I was just was about to paste in the
iframe from anchor oh oh yeah I played with it already a few times just to make
sure because that’s the question that I was actually getting I’m getting all my
friends at anchor they want to know how to embed their podcast but they don’t
have blogger and they don’t have self hosted WordPress they mostly have
yeah that’s funny because you but when they preview it it doesn’t show up well
as it shows as a link yes the pointing yeah I mean you know honestly there’s
only a few things that you can embed that way now if they had a shortcode see
what I was showing with Spreaker and I think you missed that part Larry
Springer has a shortcode SoundCloud has a shortcode so they’ve done some
development with the folks at wordpress.com to get that shortcode and
it’s actually very hard to find a shortcode for Spreaker it’s not
straightforward I had to I literally had to dig into the comments of a blog post
in order to find

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