Anchor Episodes Index

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A lightweight plugin that allows you to output an podcast player on your site that includes an episode index. Just add two URL's on the … (profile at
WordPress version required:4.8
WordPress version tested:6.4.3
Plugin version:2.1.9
Added to WordPress repository:13-03-2021
Last updated:21-03-2024
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Total downloads:32 146
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This plugin appends an episode index to the podcast player. Currently, the only available embed for the player is for a single episode.
This plugin allows you to add your entire episode index, just the same as you have on your site.
Simply input your site and RSS URL’s on the settings page and add the shortcode to any page or post.

You can see more information on the problem this solves in this article

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  • Anchor Episodes Index Pro is available now! Learn more here
  • There has been a recent change to the RSS feed. If you are experiencing issues with the player, please update this plugin to the latest version.
  • There have been reports of a Google recaptcha element appearing over the player. This is caused by Anchor/Spotify in their embed. I have been in contact with them and they do not see this as an issue, so they don’t seem to be willing to remove it. Upgrading to the Pro version will resolve this, as the embed is no longer used, and the player runs on your own site.


Firstly, install and activate Anchor Episodes Index (this plugin).

Once activated, go to the settings and fill out the Anchor Site URL and Anchor RSS URL fields (be sure to add the URL’s without a “/” at the end, otherwise it will not work).

Then copy the shortcode you’ll see on the settings page and paste it in any page or post.

If you want to add multiple different podcasts on the site, you can define the RSS and Site URL’s as shortcode attributes instead of on the settings page. Note, you cannot currently output two players on one page.

Shortcode examples

Uses values set in the settings page:
Overrides values set on the settings page:
[anchor_episodes site_url=”” rss_url=”” max_episodes=”10″]