How To Add Podcast Subscribe Buttons to your Podcast Website
Having a custom podcast website is highly important. We all agree!
Your own podcast website, completely separate (and independent) of the “Feed World”, and the aggregators that display thousands of podcasts on the same platform is a great step towards better engagement with your podcast listeners. In this article, we’ll review the importance of displaying Podcast Subscribe Buttons on your WordPress Podcast website.
If you are using one of our WordPress Podcast Themes, or any other WordPress theme at the moment, you probably ask yourself how to add Podcast Subscribe Buttons to your podcast website. There are countless of “Social Sharing” plugins out there, that would allow you to create buttons that lead towards your Twitter, Instagram or other platforms. Unfortunately, there was not a single simple plugin that allowed adding custom links to podcast aggregators or channels. That’s where the good news arrive (insert drum-roll here….) – we’ve developed a new WordPress plugin that allows just that, and it’s free!
Meet the Podcast Subscribe Buttons Plugin
The Podcast Subscribe Buttons plugin we developed is a free, simple, and yet powerful plugin that will help you gain more listeners and allow to display beautiful subscribe buttons all around your Podcast Website.
Now we know you might not be familiar with all of our WordPress podcast themes, but if you are familiar with our Bolden Podcast Network Theme, you probably remember a nice feature that allows you to add a subscribe button to any show header.
We received so much positive feedback about that feature, that we’ve decided to turn it into a custom WordPress plugin and share it with the world for free!
Overview of the Podcast Subscribe Buttons Plugin
Once installed, the plugin should add into your WordPress admin panel left navigation a new section called “Subscribe Buttons”. You can create as many separate button “posts” as you want. Each “post” can display many separate buttons / networks, so you can create a few buttons for different locations around your website.
You can choose between several button layouts. First, there’s a single button that launches out a pop-up / modal that displays a list of all buttons:
Then, there’s an option to display a series of inline buttons, that can be, for example, displayed on the bottom of your episode posts via a simple shortcode:
Lastly, you can display a regular list in tighter areas such as sidebars or footer widgets:
The Podcast Subscribe Buttons plugin is designed to work perfectly with any WordPress theme, but, you know the drill – some themes have different styles that can override the plugin’s styles. If you ask us, our own WordPress Podcast Themes would be a perfect match for this neat plugin!