This one goes out to all of you who have been getting in touch with me through Face4Radio about launching a podcast. You probably already know that need a sleek, functional, professional WordPress theme for your podcast. While we do recommend you go custom, those of you looking for a premade theme deserve the most bang for your buck. The votes are in! These are the absolute best themes for podcasters. Yes, they are premium — but they’re worth the investment.
Why we like it
Most of my Face4Radio clients have, to put it lightly, a sense of urgency about getting their podcasts started. Thanks to its one-click demo install, a lot of those clients end up splurging on highly rated Soundbyte for their theme. But that’s not all Soundbyte has to offer.
Do you want multiple device support? Got it. How about WooCommerce integration? Get ready to make some money! Worried about aesthetics? Worry no more: Soundbyte effortlessly pairs gorgeous design with top tier functionality and a bevy of options to make your homepage sing. The $59 for the regular license includes the Page Builder framework as well as the Audio & Video Player.
Who should use it: people who need their podcast up and running yesterday.
Why we like it
When it comes to the Podcaster theme, “custom” is key. From unlimited colors and fonts, to custom headers, landing page templates, and even blog pages, Podcaster makes it easy to personalize your podcast. Responsive, simple, and user-friendly, it’s easy to see why Podcaster is so highly rated.
Seamlessly embed audio and video podcasts, link to a subscription form, prominently feature your archives — is there anything Podcaster can’t do? Podcaster also boasts optimization for premium podcasting plugins, BluBrry PowerPress and Seriously Simple Podcasting.
Who should use it: those of you eager for customization.
Why we like it
People get into podcasting for a variety of reasons, and that’s what makes the Chords theme one of our top picks. Designed for the music industry, Chords has a lot to offer for event organizers or entertainers of all kinds. The widget framework makes setup a breeze, so you won’t spend ages on page customization.
When you use Chords, your entertainment website will integrate seamlessly with the premium WooCommerce plugin. Choose from six custom post types, easily manage your discography and events with inbuilt manager tools, and watch your website take off!
Who should use it: genre-straddling mavericks in need of event management.
For the prolific podcaster, consider Album. This theme combines a lot of features we love from other themes, such as one-click demo install and WooCommerce integration, specifically tailored to extremely active podcasters. The theme boasts great responsiveness on mobile devices, and the $69 purchase fee includes a full year of support and updates. (FYI: many other themes only come with 6 months of support)
No matter your goals or audience, having the right theme can make or break your podcast. What are your favorite WordPress podcast themes? Or are you ride-or-die for fully custom WordPress design? Let us know in the comments!