Discussion on Castilo - Audio Podcast WordPress Theme

Discussion on Castilo - Audio Podcast WordPress Theme

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Presale Question: Hi! I am very interested in this theme, but there is something I don’t understand. I use the Podlove publisher plugin for publishing episodes (all self-hosted). 1) Do I have to use the built in publishing solution, or can I keep on using Podlove? Do I have disadvantages when using Podlove like limited functionality of Castilo?

2) How does the Import function work? I know – I have to enter the RSS feed Adress and Castilo Imports the Data. But what’s the next step? Does Castillo generate a new RSS feed and my subscribers have to subscribe again or does Castilo keep the Address of the RSS feed and my subscribers don’t even notice, that I changed from Podlove to the built in publisher?

3) How customizable are the colors? I have now a dark themed website (dark grey background, white text). Can I keep this style with Castilo or is the background always white?

Thank you very much for answering the questions :)

Thank you for your interest – the sale promotion week ended and the price was adjusted by Envato automatically (it’s 12:59pm Australian time).

Oh. Bad luck for me. If I had known, that the end of the sale was Australian Time (and not utc as promoted) I had bought it yesterday without the pre sale question. Maybe I get the theme next time its on sale. You should remove the sale banner, where it it still promoted on sale until 12:59pm UTC (its 1:43 pm UTC now)

Sorry about that, the promotional sale and banners were managed automatically by Envato, so I have no actual control. My best wishes!

DanCr Purchased

Hi, Do you have any suggested translation plugins (i.e. Polylang, WPML) that work well or that you suggest for this theme? -Dan

Hi, thank you for your interest – both your suggested plugins should work just fine, also Loco Translate is a good solution in case you just want to translate everything to a single specific language. Hope this helps.

Can you also share if this is compatible with Simplecast and e-commerce plugins? Thank you

Hi, the theme works well and has been tested with the powerful WooCommerce plugin which covers almost any e-commerce requirement. Also, you’ll be able to import the episodes from any external podcast provider (like Simplecast) and automate this process in order to post episodes only on a single platform. Hope this helps.

Hi. I have no website Dev skills what so ever – will I be able to figure out how to use your theme for my podcast website? Can you also share the level of support provided after purchase – or do I need to pay for the additional annual support? Please advise. ThAnks

Hi, thank you for your interest – you’ll need basic WordPress installation knowledge and how to use WordPress, but no special web development or coding skills. Support terms are listed in the Support tab and you’ll receive 6 months included free support with the option of extending it anytime. Hope this helps.

Hi.

Does this theme suppor php 8?

Hi, thank you for your interest – the theme works with the latest WordPress version which supports PHP 8, sure. Hope this helps.

Hello! How can I use revolution slider on this theme? I inserted the shortcode, but no way, it doesnt play. There is some specific setup on page? tks

Hi, please consult with the author of the plugin on how to use it and configure it – it is no different for this theme than with the default WordPress theme or any other well-coded theme. For any other questions or concerns please contact me via the Support channel and I’ll do my best to help.

Salutare Liviu,

Sunt foarte interesat de aceasta tema, dar am cateva intrebari.

1. Tema suporta reclame? Daca nu, esti disponibil pentru freelance pentru a implementa acest feature?

2. Eu voi folosi aceasta tema pentru muzica. Ca preview, fiecare piesa va fi un mp3, iar ca download va fi un zip. Este posibila acest lucru?

3. Esti dsponibil pentru freelance pentru mici customizari?

Multumesc frumos,

Cristi

Hi Cristi, thank you for your interest – I’ll use English so that others may benefit from the answers too:

1. Does the theme support ads? You can use widget areas to allow for ads or any editable content area. The audio players don’t have support for audio ads.

2. Can I use mp3 audio files for the episode players and .zip files for the download buttons? There is no such feature available, but this can be implemented with some custom code (via freelancing)

3. Are you available for small customization tasks? Sure, but it all depends on the tasks.

I hope this helps, Liviu

Hi Liviu,

Thank you kindly for your reply.

Sounds great, I will purchase the theme in the near future, as soon as I get my hands free. As far as freelance tasks, the main task would probably be adding ad spaces (for google ads) in certain parts of the website, such as the header for example. And the DOWNLOAD button feature, which is the most important part of the website, without it my model will not work at all :)

Looking forward to using your theme :)

Cheers,

Chris

Alright, always glad to be of help. Contact me via the Support channel when you need additional help after the purchase. Thank you!

Hello – A question before I purchase. The podcast I support consists of videos and audio. The video of the podcast is stored on YouTube and the audio is shared via the usual platforms. My question is how easy would it be to add an option to Watch Video to the header (like the homepage header and/or episode header) and to the episode summaries that show up when you browse episodes? Thanks in advance for any answers you can provide.

Hi, thank you for your interest – this theme is designed specifically for audio podcasts, so that’s its main focus. It does offer some support for videos and video embeds (like YouTube videos), but the display is not similar to audio episodes (the video only gets displayed on the detailed page of the episode). You might be interested in my other podcast theme, Vipo, which was designed for video podcasts as well, which is available on ThemeForest for your consideration. Hope this helps.

Hi, I’ve purchased the theme. The required plugin “Flo Social” doesn’t seem to be available anymore. Could you please update your theme accordingly? Thanks!

Hi, thank you for your purchase and feedback – an update was released today, which removes this recommended plugin. Thank you!

Hi there! What’s the easiest way to make the social links ( in the header ) open in a new page?

Hi, you can use the default menu editor offered by WordPress which offers this functionality. You will need to enable it, but it’s very easy to do: https://youtu.be/K3bKrCNbNwA Hopefully this help.

Thanks! I do remember that now…. had been too long. Much appreciated!

1) Can I use SPREAKER.com with this? I am currently uploading the podcast files to my server but would prefer to have the files on spreaker and run through this template. If so, can you direct me to any instructions? 2) If SPREAKER does not work which is my preference, I know you said SOUNDCLOUD does – can you point me to those instructions because I could not get that to work.

UPDATE: Found the doc on importing RSS feed: https://docs.liviucerchez.com/castilo/#import-feed but for some reason it is only importing two out of the four episodes there. Any idea why that might be?

Hi, indeed the theme contains an import tool described in the docs so you can host your episodes on your existing podcast provider and sync the episodes to your site as well (without any additional work). Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please use the Support channel (and send me access to your site so I can look into any specific issue).

How can I change “Latest News” text to something else like “Latest Post”? Thank you!

Hi, you could change the Latest News text via the template-parts/page/content-page-home.php file, preferably using a child theme. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please use the Support channel.

Hi, I am planning to use Transistor.fm as my podcasting platform. How hard is to embed their player? Also, I need to change the button color to red, is that easy to do? Thanks in advance!

Hi, thank you for your interest – the theme can embed any external podcast player as there is an option to override the default player with a custom embed for a specific episode. Also, there is an option to control the accent color (that will adjust the buttons fill color). I hope this helps.

Is there an easy way to edit the “Latest Episode” text in the header and the “Browse Episodes” text on the main page? Thanks

Hi, please use a single contact method to receive a faster reply. I replied to your previous private message, so use that to continue to receive Support. Thank you!

Hi, Thanks for the great theme! I’ve uploaded my logo at Site Identity and wanted to remove it afterwards, but it keeps showing. Do you know how I can remove it? Clearing cache/cookies won’t help. Thanks for your response!

Hi, thank you for your kind words and purchase – please get in touch with me via the Support channel and I’ll do my best to help with any such technical issues (you can also provide access details to your site).

Hi am wondering how many podcast RSS feeds you can import is it only one? or can we have more then one?

Hi, thank you for your interest – you can import as many external RSS feeds as you like, no restriction there. Please get in touch with me via the Support channel for more specific details and I’ll do my best to help. Thank you!

First of all, I love the theme! It’s been tremendously easy to use. I’m trying to update the RSS feed to Anchor, and I can’t seem to find where to do that. Is it the same as running the RSS importer? Anchor extracted all the episodes from the site, I just want to update the RSS link within this site, where do I do that?

In other words, I’m wanting to change where my podcast is hosted. On Anchor it says the follow:

In order to switch to Anchor for hosting, you’ll need to redirect your RSS feed. Copy your Anchor RSS feed and paste it into your current host’s settings. Where are these settings that I would change this at? Thank you!

Hi, please get in touch with me via the Support channel and I’ll do my best to help. Thank you!

By any chance was this made with elementor?

Hi, I see no reason why you can’t use Elementor as a page builder with the theme for regular pages (so most of them except the Home and Episodes static templates). Thank you again for your kind feedback and interest.

Exactly. Cant edit the homepage with elementor. However, I’ll keep this one bookmarked. Thanks again for your time.

Thank you, you are most welcome.

Hello. Is it possible to add content to the home page, besides the pre-populated stuff?

Hi, indeed you can add additional content to a page using the Home template via the main editor field. Please get in touch with me via the Support channel for any other questions or concerns.

Interested in purchasing a second time. It there a way I can use Spotify as music sample in Episodes, rather than an mp3 upload?

This section is more of a pre-sale questions section, please understand I will gladly answer further questions via the Support channel. There is no additional cost for support questions if you purchased the theme and have a valid support license. I haven’t received any message from you so far, so feel free to contact me. Thanks for understanding.

Actually you have received message from me but told me I’d have to pay an additional $28 because my support expired on both license. I have purchased two license and was about to purchase a third but need this question answered prior to purchase.

I’m sorry, I see it now and I’ve answered it – yes, I ask for a support extension (not for a specific cost, as I don’t set the support prices) because I think it’s fair as I need to maintain the theme and offer support for questions/concerns/issues. The initial purchase includes a free 6 months support license and yours expired more than a half a year ago. Once you make a new purchase or extend your existing support license I’ll do my best to help, as replacing the default player with a custom embed is possible, as I’ve already answered in a previous message. Thank you for understanding.

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