Castpod - A Professional WordPress Theme for Audio Podcasts

Castpod - A Professional WordPress Theme for Audio Podcasts

Castpod is a professional WordPress theme designed for audio podcasts, which can be submitted on any external podcasting service like iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher. Castpod is a professional WordPress theme designed for audio podcasts, which can be submitted on any external podcasting service like iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher.

Castpod Install Service

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Responsive and Mobile Ready

You can rest assured that every pixel will respond as it should no matter if your visitors are on a desktop, tablet or a smartphone.

   
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Looks Great on Retina Screens

The theme is HiDPI optimized and will look great on any retina ready device. The icons are packed in a webfont and the CSS doesn’t contain any static images.

   
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Customizer Options

The theme is packed with simple, yet useful options via the WordPress Customizer which previews your site in real time. If you have extra requirements to fulfill, you can add your own Custom CSS.

   
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WooCommerce Support

Start selling your products right away — it’s easy and fast with the help of the powerful WooCommerce plugin — it all fits nicely into our minimal design.

Implemented the right way: no template files, just hooks!

   
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Showcase Your Podcast

Showcase your creativity, because the focus is on your work. You have multiple options when it comes to displaying audio content and the ability to generate a RSS2 feed for any podcast service provider (iTunes, Google Play, etc.).

   
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1-Click-Importer

The theme has a useful importer that will setup your site to look like the online preview (without the shop). Posts, pages, menus, widgets, customizer options – everything is covered in a simple one click operation!

   
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Clean Simple Code

Well written code allows developers to understand the theme and extend it with ease. Hooks are used to offer a better customization experience and the episode post type and podcast funcationality is stored in a separate plugin for better separation and easy information management.

   
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Optimized for Speed

This theme is highly optimized with mobile first techniques and it uses FontAwesome icons — making it extremely fast.

The theme preview scores 98% on the page speed grade and it is faster than 95% of all tested websites — here are the results.

   
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Translation Ready

The theme is ready to be translated in any language (support for RTL). We provide the .pot file so you can start right away with PoEdit.

Also, the theme is fully compatible with the WPML plugin.

   
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Docs and Great Support

The theme comes with a comprehensive documentation to get you started and fast support for questions or issues.

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Outstanding Support

Of course if anything doesn’t make sense, or you get stuck, we are right here beside you to help with our top quality 5 star rated support. You’ll never feel like your left in the dark by yourself – woohoo!

Reviews

[five stars]
It’s a very nice theme for podcasts, the new features are all very cool. But the greatest thing is the outstanding fast and helpful support! If you want to boost your podcast, try this theme.
- HerrMannelig
[five stars]
Super simple and nice theme. Great and fast support as well. My best recommendations.
- jccph
[five stars]
Great theme – shows beautifully on mobile, which is especially important for podcasts. I recommend this theme highly if you’re considering hosting a podcast. Our podcast is here, if you want to see how it looks on our site: https://harvestercast.com

A friend saw the site and he commented, saying “you are truly a jedi podcaster”... but my secret was the CastPod theme.

As a bonus, the theme author is very responsive in providing support.
- carterprine

[five stars]
The theme saved me countless hours in manual work because there’s a podcast import feature! I didn’t have to recreate the wheel. Thank you Liviu!
- pbellenoit
[five stars]
If you’re looking to launch a podcast and have total control of your feed and website, minus excessive cost, Castpod is the way to go.

This theme is designed for you to act as the host and publisher of your show. For example – If you import your past episodes from another publisher, that is a one-time process. The theme will not pull from you publisher automatically and or every time you publish.

Everything you need to publish a flexible website and show, submit to iTunes, Google Play Music, and most directories is provided for you. However, if you’re wanting to submit your show to Spotify, you’ll need to have an account with Libsyn, Podomatic, Podbean, etc. For now, Spotify prefers podcast that are published from the “big boys.”

Also, with the few questions that I needed answered, Liviu (Castpod author) was super helpful.

Depending on your website and podcast goals and a little patience, even a minimalist (no coding experience) can turn this theme into a nice home for your show.

Closing… If you plan to use your host as a repository, be sure that your hosting plan allows for you to do so without penalty.
- Nichlaus

Item support includes

  • Availability of the author to answer questions
  • Answering technical questions about item’s features
  • Assistance with reported bugs and issues
  • Help with included 3rd party assets

Changelog

19 July 2018 - Version 1.1.1
    * fixed minor CSS style for listing title

5 June 2018 - Version 1.1
    * fixed various Theme Check Warnings and Requires to comply to latest Envato standards (updated bundled plugin)

30 May 2018 - Version 1.0.8
    + added functionality to allow RSS import cron jobs (https://gist.github.com/liviucerchez/d2e8ec58bb81641871f2411faaa5eeca) 
    * fixed import problem when the RSS item has a huge GUID string

29 April 2018 - Version 1.0.6
    * minor HTTPS isssue in Podcast Settings panel 

7 March 2018 - Version 1.0.5
    * fixed statistics for this week, last week, this month and last month

3 Feb 2018 - Version 1.0.4
    * added compatibility with WooCommerce 3.3

26 January 2018 - Version 1.0.3
    * strip HTML tags from feed summary tag and add the ability to control the field manually (using a meta field)

24 January 2018 - Version 1.0.2
    * minor fix for a warning displayed while importing external RSS feed

27 December 2017 - Version 1.0.1
    * minor fix for displaying dates in a human readable format

16 December 2017 - Version 1.0
    + First Release

Credits

Please note that the images shown in previews are not included in the download package due to licensing restrictions. All images used are intellectual property of their respective owners and are used only for preview purposes.

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