Podlove Web Player


Podlove Web Player is a HTML5 based web player for audio and video media files that is optimized and extended for the specific needs of podcasters.
It has a native integration with Podlove Publisher, can be used as a shortcode and also plays well with Gutenberg Blocks.

Made for Podcasters

  • Podcast Chapters
  • Transcripts
  • Sharing & Embedding
  • Download integrated
  • Audio Controls, including playback speed
  • Supports multiple audio file formats
  • Supports live streams

Theming & Templating

The Player is fully customizable in terms of

  • Theme colors
  • Font family and weight
  • Templates and appearance

Subscribe Button Integration

  • Customizable Podcast Clients
  • Integration in the Player


There are basically four ways to use the Podlove Web Player:

1 Manual WordPress Shortcode

Use a simple shortcode in your posts and pages, and the Podlove Web Player will appear, playing any media file you want to assign. Basic usage:

  title="My episode title"
  subtitle="Episode Subtitle"
  show="My show title"

Use an existing post with a media enclosure that is provided from plugins like Blubrry:


Or in case you have our Podlove Publisher installed:


2 Using WordPress Gutenberg Blocks

You can choose between different references, like Podlove Publisher, Blocks or you can add the meta data manually. Right now the latter option is limited to a limited set of attributes, this will be expanded in further releases.

3 Automatic Integration with Podcasting Engines

If you are using Podlove Publisher you should be able to select it in the Publisher Player settings.
In case you are still using Blubrry you can simply enable the automatic insertions on enclosures in the settings and choose the position.

Help & Support

If you encounter any issue with the plugin or want to request a specific feature please reach out to our Podlove Community.

عکس‌های صفحه

  • Configurator
  • Theming
  • Templating
  • Gutenberg Block


این افزونه 1 بلوک ارائه می‌دهد.

  • Podlove Web Player


  1. Download the Podlove Web Player Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  4. Go to Plugins screen and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  5. Click Activate Plugin to activate it.

نقد و بررسی‌ها

20 فوریه 2022
This is a fantastic plug-in and definitely underrated. As far as free players go, nothing is as flexible and customizable as this and I've tried them all. There IS a learning curve to get it to do what you like. I imagine that is where some of the negative reviews stem from. However, with the customization system in the plug-in's settings and a little extra CSS you can essentially strip each element down and arrange it how you like. I've used this to create fully custom players on a podcast network website (dealing with multiple podcast series) with dynamically loaded episodes. It took some trial and error BUT it works, I couldn't achieve the same with other players, and it's free. 5 stars.
11 اکتبر 2021
In combination wit the Podcast Publisher this is the most underused and underrated plugin for podcast publishing. Thanks for your work!
18 می 2021
166 / 5000 Übersetzungsergebnisse I've been using the player for many years. The project is open source and is maintained very lovingly by only a few people. I am thoroughly satisfied.
21 نوامبر 2020 1 پاسخ
Next episode plays automatically all the time. No way to stop it. No community, no support. If it breaks, you are alone.
26 آوریل 2020
The web player plugin hasn´t been updated for a while, but there are very great features developed now. Thanks for your work!
خواندن تمامی 13 نقد و بررسی‌

توسعه دهندگان و همکاران

“Podlove Web Player” نرم افزار متن باز است. افراد زیر در این افزونه مشارکت کرده‌اند.

مشارکت کنندگان

“Podlove Web Player” به 2 زبان ترجمه شده است. با تشکر از مترجمین برای همکاری و کمک‌هایشان.

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گزارش تغییرات


  • Fix security vulnerability


  • Add episode id to related episodes


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.12.0
  • Fix issue with missing config properties


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.11.1
  • Add public api for player options


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.11.0
  • Add ability to add multiple custom Subscribe Button clients


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.9.0
  • Update ability to add custom Subscribe Button clients


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.7.4
  • Update WordPress compatability


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.7.2


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.5.0
  • Fixes warnings because of incomplete data structures


  • Add ClassicPress interoperability
  • Drop minimal requirement to 4.9.6


  • Fix an issue that could lead to invisible player


  • Update wordpress repository


  • Fix PHP warnings for array_replace and array_merge
  • Add logic to hide player while it’s initializing
  • Improve README


  • Remove conditonal loading due to WordPress quirkyness :/


  • Improve page performance by only adding scripts on pages with a player
  • Harden lifecycle, only render player once all scripts are available (this may lead to slower page rendering)


  • Fix PHP warnings
  • Minimize cache.js size
  • Only add api requests to cache


  • Brings back show tag for shortcode
  • Fixes shortcode registration


  • Fixes an issue with persisting embed player and share playtime config
  • Fixes an issue with rendering the player enclosure in feed


  • Fixes an issue with persisting the embedding settings
  • Improves compatability if the plugin is activated but not enabled in the Podlove Publisher settings


  • Fixes issue with active default tab
  • Fixes an issue with invalid stored configurations


  • Fix issues with default configuration saving
  • Fix menu highlighting
  • Add assistive texts to theming
  • Feature add ability to define related episodes
  • Improve player loading and caching performance
  • Update Podlove Web Player to v5.3.1
  • Breaking: removes ability to define a show as a related episode in the publisher player template


  • Fix API requests to make configurator working again


  • Fix API warnings
  • Update Podlove Web Player to v5.3.0


  • Update Podlove Web Player to v5.2.0


  • Rollback changes


  • Fixes issue with channel selection on default


  • Fixes issue in the configurator on systems running on subdomains


  • Fixes issue with theme font editing


  • Update Podlove Web Player package


  • Update Podlove Web Player package to fix font names
  • Add ability to create fonts in themes with names
  • Fix multi site support directory name


  • Update Podlove Web Player package to prevent unitential preload
  • Add shortcode attribute for playlists


  • Update Podlove Web Player package to address network related errors


  • Extract defaults to fix incorrect persisted paths
  • Add the ability to use Podlove Publisher shows to display related episodes


  • Fix a bug that causes a warning on pages


  • Fix a bug that prevents adding/updating configs or templates


  • Set default configuration, theme and template for player instances
  • Add show title attribute in short codes
  • Add ability to select a blueprint while creating a config, theme or template
  • Add full configuration with all subscribe-button options enabled
  • Add Podlove Web Player 4 (classic) template as blueprint
  • Add themes for WordPress TwentyTwenty and WordPress TwentyNineteen
  • Fix bug that prevents complete uninstall
  • Upgrade Podlove Web Player to 5.1.4


  • Support WordPress MultiSite instances, in network activated mode all settings are stored globally on the site
  • Fix player embed base path on instances where wordpress is running in subdirectories


  • Debounce player embedding until page is fully loaded
  • Don’t show the embed code when deactivated


  • Sort menu items by defaukt
  • Bump Podlvoe Player to 5.1.3
  • Fix missing demo content


  • Fix a bug that prevented removing configurations
  • Add a compatability class to support WordPress theme TwentyTwenty
  • Relocated the delete button in the configurator


  • Fix list ordering
  • Improve theme color selection
  • Fix theme configuration
  • Bump player version


  • Fix variable collision with Podlove Publisher


  • Fix broken import path


  • Prepare Podlove Publisher compatability


  • Fix wordpress release process


  • Change input type for the custom gutenberg duration block


  • Fixes a bug with the mimeType detection for m4a audio files


  • Fixes a bug that prevents resetting the “transform post enclosure” option
  • Set “local” as the default source for the player


  • Update to Podlove Web Player 5.1.1


  • Fix wordpress readme


  • Podlove Web Player 5
  • Complete rewrite of the plugin
  • Podlove Publisher Integration
  • Extensive configurator for Themes and Templates
  • Support for Gutenberg Blocks


  • mejs update
  • simplified, modernised look
  • responsive layout for mobile devices


  • mejs update
  • link to timecode
  • default posters configurable
  • get chapters from other sources
  • Style Editor
  • smaller and bigger player styles
  • save playtime in cookies
  • mp4chaps image support


  • compatible with WordPress theme Twenty-Fourteen
  • read plugin version dynamically in settings.php


  • fixes an error on apaches without mod_headers


  • fixes unspecific css selector bug, introduced in last version
  • fixes removing elements other than sources
  • fixes false milliseconds


  • small fixes
  • .htaccess examples added in /help


  • style improvements
  • wordpress twenty thirteen theme compatibility
  • FireFox AAC fix
  • summary style fix
  • XSS Firefox Bugfix
  • jslint valid whitespace


  • fix IE8 support
  • more valid/better js code


  • increase version number to fix wordpress.org issues
  • support images in mp4chaps
  • more valid/better js code
  • save playtime in cookies


  • empty chapter file and empty meta_box bug fixed
  • chapter images added to chapter table
  • chapter links added to chapter table
  • chapter table bugfix
  • max chapter table height changeable
  • buttons improved (style and size)


  • wordpress.org has some problems with the last commit
  • sorry for the inconvenience


  • sorry for the mp4 chaps bug
  • now it’s working again


  • better compatibility
  • resume at last position
  • build script (less requests)
  • accept chapters as json-file


  • Download bar added
  • Button config added
  • PHP Warnings removed
  • various small changes


  • podPress compatibility
  • chapterbox height fix
  • summary height fix
  • infobutton style fixes
  • jshint and jslint valid
  • various small fixes
  • Chapter hand over via JSON


  • fixed Blubrry PowerPress compatibility
  • fixed style Interference with various WP Themes
  • firefox flash fallback multiple playing fix
  • opera font bug fix
  • more stable CSS


  • fixed flash fallback again
  • parameter handover improved
  • encoding issues fixed


  • reduced DOM interaction at player creation
  • improved readability of JS code
  • improved JS performance
  • fixed video
  • fixed flash fallback
  • fixed player slowing down Firefox
  • fixed buttons not being displayed properly
  • added a new bar with social sharing buttons
  • updated submodules


  • equivalent to 2.0.1


  • does not crash in PHP 5.2 anymore
  • some CSS improvements for responsive layouts
  • fixes visual glitches in readme.txt


  • refactored large parts of the code
  • added standalone player, works without PHP (example HTML/JS included)
  • moved lots of functionality from PHP to JS
  • cleaned variables and removed old stuff
  • CSS improvements
  • new settings area (yes, again. But now WordPress API compliant)
  • added FontAwesome for fancy control buttons
  • added “duration” parameter for displaying duration of last chapter
  • added “permalink” parameter
  • added “alwaysShowHours” parameter
  • added “alwaysShowControls” parameter
  • added “chaptersVisible” parameter
  • added “timecontrolsVisible” parameter
  • added “summaryVisible” parameter
  • added sample audio files for testing purposes
  • fresh versions of mediaelementjs and jQuery


  • added: Rich player with meta information (title, subtitle, summary, cover image)
  • added: Opus audio codec support
  • added: Chapter duration display
  • added: Chapter deeplinking
  • added: optional listening to WordPress enclosures
  • new settings area
  • fixed some issues with flash fallback
  • freshest version of mediaelement.js
  • lots of bugfixes and improvements


  • prevents activation conflicts with other instances of the plugin


  • small bugfixes and improvements


  • First proper release.
  • [audio] and [video] are deprecated: Use [podloveaudio] and [podlovevideo] instead!
  • Implements W3C Media Fragements with start and end time


  • First version on wordpress.org
  • Full of bugs