Podcasts are a great way to share your knowledge and expertise with the world. However, if you’re just getting started, setting up and maintaining your podcast can be daunting; you have to deal with costly equipment and software and the time commitment required for research, recording sessions, and editing episodes on top of other responsibilities.
WordPress is an excellent solution for DIY podcasters looking to get online quickly and build their audience with minimal effort and cost.
The Block Editor allows users to create and edit content in an easy-to-use, visual interface. They can rearrange text, images, video, or audio blocks by dragging them around on the page. In addition, podcasters can leverage the editor—using a pre-built pattern for their episodes, making production and sharing a little bit easier and repeatable.
How to Use the Frost Podcast Episode Pattern
One of those patterns is the Podcast Episode, ideal for DIY podcasters looking to keep things simple with their website. Here are examples:
Sample Podcast Episode, Black Background
Sample Podcast Episode, White Background
The Podcast Episode block pattern includes the following blocks: Columns, Image, Heading, Paragraph, Audio, and Buttons—all wrapped in a Group.
Frost offers two options with the Podcast Episode block pattern:
- Black background, image on the left, and heading, paragraph, audio, buttons on the right.
- White background, image on the left, and heading, paragraph, audio, buttons on the right.
How to Create a Podcast Episode Page or Post
Creating a podcast episode page or post with WordPress and Frost is easy and can be done with just a few steps:
- In your WordPress dashboard, go to Pages > Add New.
- On the right side of your screen, go to Page > Page Attributes and select the No Title page template.
- In the Block editor, click
+button, click Browse all, go to the Patterns tab, select General, and choose the color option you prefer.
- Customize accordingly: Image, Heading, Paragraph, Audio, and Buttons.
- Below the podcast episode block pattern, add show notes, transcript, or anything else that is relevant.
- Publish your podcast episode page and share it with everyone.
Note: If your podcast is hosted elsewhere, WordPress allows you to embed your audio files. Simply paste the URL of your audio file into the editor, and the Embed block will format it properly on the front end of your website.
I’d love to see what you create. If you are a podcaster and create a page or post with these steps, tag me on Twitter @bgardner so I can take a look.