With the customizations available through your Acast dashboard, you can completely transform the look and feel of your embed player easily and quickly to fit the aesthetic of your podcast's website.
How many episodes would you like to display?
You may want to display just one or multiple episodes on any given page of your website. If you're preparing episodic show notes, just one may make sense. Or, if you're preparing a page to cite your sources in a series, two to five episodes may be a better idea. Our embed customization makes it so easy to display as few or as many as you'd like!
Take My Dad Wrote a Porno, for example. Their entire website is clean, fresh and incorporates the color scheme of their show art. This is reflected perfectly in their embed player, customized to match the colors on this page, where the entire catalog is displayed. Notice that you can listen to any episode, follow and share all from one spot.
When retrieving your embed code you may notice that the default coloring (that is displayed on your dashboard) does not fit the look of your site. You can easily change that with just a few clicks. Simply apply the desired color codes to get the exact colors you'd like.
This could also be a great tool to utilize if you're participating in cross-promotion with other creators. If you've been asked to be a guest on another show that regularly creates episodic blog posts, provide them an embed code for your latest episode, customized to match the colors of their website for them to share.
A great new feature on the embed player is the "Listen later" feature. Sometimes, when scrolling the web, a potential listener may stumble upon your embed player on your website or a collaborator's and not be able to listen at that very moment. Now they can simply email themselves a reminder to tune back in at a later time by clicking thee "Listen later" feature.
Draft your embed for later
Just as you can create draft episodes in your dashboard, you can now create a draft embed player. Once the audio is uploaded, you can create your customizable embed player, using the steps previously mentioned. Then, you may take the embed code to place in your draft blog post, website or wherever you're planning to share the player. Please note, the link will not work until the episode has been published.
To make sure you have the exact right look you are going for with your website, Acast offers a few more advanced features, such as Google fonts. Some websites, especially those focused on the fine arts or literature, may use a very specific font on their website. Under "Custom Fonts" you can find a box that reads "Use Google Fonts". Checking this box allows you to choose from over a hundred different fonts.
Some websites may be even more minimalistic and wish to remove branding and "Follow" or "Share" options. This can also be removed under the "Advanced" settings if you wish.
Fixed embed players
The embed code provided by Acast is automatically static. This means, when you scroll through your page, the embed will no longer appear on screen (though you will still hear it). If a fixed embed player, like how it appears on your customizable Acast website, fits your aesthetic better, here's a quick tutorial on how to achieve this look.
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