When working with the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin, you will be using a WordPress Custom Podcast Post Type that creates a post specifically for your episode. Each time you publish a new episode, you'll be able to:
- add text like a description and show notes in the post content.
- add an audio file that will display in a player on the post.
- set the Series if you are working with multiple podcasts.
- add text as an excerpt, if you don't want to use the excerpt created by your theme from the post content.
Podcast episode page
By default, Seriously Simple Podcasting uses a custom podcast post type to publish your episodes. However, you have the option to change the post type for your episodes to better fit your needs.
To select a post type other than podcast post type, sign into your WordPress Admin dashboard and go to Podcast > Settings > General
Select Posts to publish episodes as a WordPress blog post. This will add the episode information fields to the WordPress post editor. When this option selected, episodes will be published from Posts > Add New and podcast episodes are intermingled with blog posts.
Include podcast in main blog
Select this option if episodes are published as a podcast post type but you'd like to include episodes in your main blog posts.
Enable Apple Podcasts (previously iTunes)
Select this optional setting to include Apple Podcasts-specific fields for each episode that is published.
Important reminder! Before moving on, be sure to click Save Settings