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I am hoping someone can help. I am loading podcasts for the first time and ultimately I need a single page to feature 13 podcasts. After looking around for different types of solutions there seems to be 2 solutions that I can see.

Note...please ignore the long excerpts, it's there so the client can cull the content down 😉

Option 1 – Set it up using a blog
Problem = This takes you to individual detail pages to listen to each podcast.
If this is the only solution, is there a way to play the podcast in the initial landing page rather than on 3 separate blog pages?

Option 2 – Set the page up manually and use audio blocks.
This is very manual so I wondered if there was another way to listen to the podcasts all on the same page.

Here's hoping some clever person can help!!

Thanks in advance 😉



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Hi Claire,

Watching this with interest as I to have the same issue. What I'd really like to do is run the 'blog summary' block on the home page but have it include the audio blocks for each blog post (or episode) so that all the players appear on the homepage list. 

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I was just wandering around looking for some less complicated solutions to what I've come up with, but I'm not finding any. So, instead, here's a kinda hacky solution we've been using at www.lastpodcasts.com:

The really basic idea is that every podcast post is published with a unique tag, and then you can go to "your-site/news/tag/<the tag you chose>?format=rss" to get a feed per tag. The downside is that this doesn't seem to work with the podcast feed length, so you're stuck at 100 episodes (I'm working on that, but it's going to involve some nasty coding).

I also have a bunch of JavaScript on top of this that allows us to make automated archive pages, most recent players on the front page, etc., using those feeds. It's not my day job, but I'm happy to help get others into a similar spot. If you want to go it alone, you can use the code I've written as a starting point. It's... kinda documented, but other people using it might be incentive for me to clean it up a bit: https://github.com/Bombastion/SquareSpace-Customizations

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