6 Best WordPress Podcast Themes Compared (Hands-On Screenshots)

By Colin Newcomer

Looking for the best WordPress podcast themes to help you create an online presence for your podcast?

In this post, we collected 6 of the best WordPress podcast themes and played around with them to get you the information and screenshots that matter, like how:

  • The integrated audio player looks
  • Your episode archive functions
  • It integrates with popular podcast plugins

We know that 6 themes might be a little smaller than some of the other numbers you see in Google. But that’s because we only picked themes that are 100% specific to podcasts (that is, you won’t find any generic multipurpose themes!).

Ready to check ’em out? Let’s jump right in, starting with one of the best-looking podcast themes you’ll find…

1. Dixie

Dixie WordPress podcast theme

Dixie is a modern-looking WordPress podcast theme that’s built on the free Elementor page builder, which means it’s easy to customize if you want to change up how things look (like colors or layouts).

Overall, it looks amazing and does a great job featuring your latest episode right on the homepage.

Dixie Feature List

  • A big audio player on the homepage for your latest episode
  • Full episode list for your back catalog, including different ways to showcase episodes
  • Space for show notes/other details
  • Integrates with Blubrry PowerPress, Seriously Simple Podcasting, and Simple Podcast Press.
  • Detailed “About Us” page to showcase members of your podcast team
  • Integrated contact form page using the free Contact Form 7 plugin
  • Full video support for vlogs

What The Audio Player Looks Like

Beyond the big homepage player that you saw above, here’s what the player looks like on an individual episode page:

Dixie podcast player

What Your Episode Catalog Looks Like

Here’s how the main episode list page looks. You can also choose an alternate masonry style if desired:

Dixie episode list

The theme also comes with this neat Episode Sorting page that offers real-time episode filtering without requiring a page reload:

Dixie episode archive

Dixie Price And Where To Buy

The Dixie theme costs $69. You can purchase it by clicking below:

Get Dixie

2. Podcaster

Podcaster theme

As the name suggests, Podcaster is all about helping you create a podcast website with WordPress. It has a great modern design that supports both audio and video podcasts.

Podcaster Feature List

  • Audio and video support
  • Choose your own player. Supports native WordPress audio players or SoundCloud/YouTube
  • Featured episode option to showcase your newest/most popular episode on the front page
  • Subscribe button CTAs
  • Unlimited archive pages to help you manage different episodes/seasons
  • Theme options panel for customization
  • Integrates with popular podcasting plugins like Blubrry PowerPress, Seriously Simple Podcasting, and more

What The Audio Player Looks Like

Podcaster comes with a few different themes. Here’s what the SoundCloud integration looks like, though:

Podcaster player

What Your Episode Catalog Looks Like

Podcaster comes with three different episode archive layouts:

  • Grid
  • List
  • Classic

Here’s what the List layout looks like:

Podcaster episode list

Podcaster Price And Where To Buy

The Podcaster theme costs $54. You can purchase it by clicking below:

Get Podcaster

3. Bolden

WordPress podcast themes for networks

Bolden is a theme from the same developer as the Dixie theme above (this developer has several quality WordPress podcast themes). The difference here is that Bolden is more focused on helping you create a podcast network site, whereas that Dixie theme is just for an individual podcast show.

To do that, Bolden lets you create an archive of different shows. Each show gets its own page with more information, as well as a list of episodes (including an audio player).

Bolden Feature List

  • Display multiple different podcast shows
  • Overall episode list for all shows in the network (including an audio player)
  • A dedicated page for each show, including information about the host, website, social profiles, and more.
  • Separate episode list for each show page (including an audio player)
  • Pages for all individual episodes, including space for show notes
  • Built with drag-and-drop Elementor page builder for easy customization
  • Integrates with Blubrry PowerPress, Seriously Simple Podcasting, PodLove, and SimplePodcastPress.

What The Audio Player Looks Like

The audio players for individual episodes appear below information for the show:

Individual show

What Your Episode Catalog Looks Like

First, here’s what the catalog looks like for all the podcast shows on the network. It includes real-time filters that don’t require a page reload:

Show list

And then you also get an overall episode list for all shows on the network. Each episode listing includes the name of the show it belongs to:

Episode list in Bolden

You can also get a real-time sortable list where people can sort individual episodes by show.

Bolden Price And Where To Buy

The Bolden theme costs $69. You can purchase it by clicking below:

Get Bolden

4. Castpod

Castpod theme

Castpod is a WordPress podcast theme that does a great job of helping you out with some of the more technical aspects of running a podcast website, like importing external podcast feeds and also generating your own RSS2 feed.

It also comes with its own HTML5 audio player.

Castpod Feature List

  • Import external RSS feeds to bring in your episodes
  • Included HTML5 audio player
  • Generate RSS2 feed
  • View episode statistics
  • Space for show notes and transcripts
  • Big space for a featured image for each episode
  • Featured episode on front page
  • Subscribe CTAs for iTunes and Stitcher (or other spots)

What The Audio Player Looks Like

Here’s what the audio player looks like for a single episode:

Castpod podcast player

What Your Episode Catalog Looks Like

Here’s what the episode archive list looks like. Each entry gets its own player on the archive page:

castpod archive

Castpod Price And Where To Buy

The Castpod theme costs $60. You can purchase it by clicking below:

Get Castpod

5. Audioatro

audioautro theme

Try saying “Audioatro” out loud five times fast – it’s tough isn’t it?

Naming aside, Audioatro is a popular theme that’s designed to help you with “audio playback”. As part of that, it comes with two dedicated podcasting demo themes that you can import to your site (the examples all come from the Podcasting #1 demo).

Audioatro Feature List

  • Uses WPBakery Page Builder for easy theme customization
  • Supports both audio and video playback
  • Built-in audio player for self-hosted audio files
  • Integrates with the Blubrry PowerPress podcast plugin
  • Dedicated space to showcase podcast guests/presenters
  • Integrated social sharing
  • Built-in subscribe CTA buttons

What The Audio Player Looks Like

Here’s what the built-in audio player looks like on the individual episode page:

audioautro player

There’s also space at the bottom to add your own text.

What Your Episode Catalog Looks Like

Here’s what the episode catalog looks like on category pages:

audioautro archive

You also get an episode list on the homepage, which I think looks a little better:

audioautro archive 2

One important thing to note is that the play button on the episode list actually takes people to the single episode page – they can’t play different episodes directly on the episode list, which isn’t ideal.

Audioatro Price And Where To Buy

The Audioatro theme costs $59. You can purchase it by clicking below:

Get Audioatro

6. Satchmo

Satchmo podcasting theme

Satchmo is yet another offering from the collection of WordPress podcast themes that includes Dixie and Bolden (we really did try to round up podcast themes from different sources, but SecondLine Themes consistently has the best designs and functionality when it comes to WordPress podcast themes).

This theme features a bit more classic styling, though, which makes it a good option if Dixie or Bolden were too modern for you.

Satchmo Feature List

  • Podcast episode slider
  • Integrations with popular WordPress podcast plugins, including Blubrry PowerPress, Seriously Simple Podcasting, and Simple Podcast Press
  • Built with the Elementor page builder for easy drag-and-drop editing
  • Users can filter the episode list without a page reload (that same functionality you saw with Dixie and Bolden)
  • Multiple options for displaying your episode archives
  • Space for show notes and other text

What The Audio Player Looks Like

Here’s what the player looks like on the individual episode page:

Satchmo player

What Your Episode Catalog Looks Like

Here’s what the basic episode list looks like. Unlike the Dixie theme, users cannot play episodes right from this list. They have to click the Play episode link to go to the individual episode page:

Satchmo episode list

And here’s the other archive option that lets people filter by category without any page reload:

Satchmo episode archive

Satchmo Price And Where To Buy

The Satchmo theme costs $69. You can purchase it by clicking below:

Get Satchmo

Which Of These WordPress Podcast Themes Should You Choose?

In making this list, we weeded out all of the generic multipurpose themes that claimed they were WordPress podcast themes, so any of these themes should make a great option for a podcast website.

The SecondLine Themes options are especially intriguing because it’s literally an entire theme shop dedicated only to WordPress podcast themes. But all the non-SecondLine options also have something great to offer.

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments!

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