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Spreaker Shortcode


The Spreaker shortcode plugin is an easy way to embed Spreaker audio player into your WordPress blog. It works for any Spreaker episode, show, or user. Once you install this plugin, it will work on all of your blog posts.

A simple example:

[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=3331356"]

More Options

Spreaker shortcode requires the resource play. It can be only of the following:

  • resource="episode_id=X": id of the episode to embed.
  • resource="show_id=X": id of the show, whose latest episode should be displayed.
  • resource="show_key=X": private key of the show to embed.
  • resource="user_id=X": id of the user, whose latest episode should be displayed.

The plugin also supports the following optional parameters:

  • width: player’s width — can be in % or px (ie. 100% or 400px).
  • height: player’s height — can be in % or px (ie. 100% or 400px).
  • theme: player’s UI theme. Supported themes are: light (default) and dark.
  • color: player’s main color. Supported fromats are short and long hex values (ie: F00 or FF0000). This feature requires the podcast author to subscribe to Station plan or above.
  • cover: HTTPS url of an image to display as player’s background.
  • playlist: configures how the playlist should be built. It can be playlist="false" to disable the playlist, playlist="user" to display all user’s episodes in the playlist or playlist="show" to display all show’s episodes in the playlist. The default behavious depends on resource. The playlist is visible only if the player height is greater than 200px.
  • playlist-continuous: enables or disables the playlist continuous playback. When true it continuously plays all episodes in the playlist until the end.
  • playlist-loop: enables or disables loop playlist playback when continuous playback is enabled. When true and playlist continuous playback is enabled as well, it will loop the playlist continuously (defaults to false).
  • playlist-autoupdate: enables or disables the playlist autoupdate, when a new episode is published. This feature is enabled by default.
  • chapters-image: enables or disables the display of chapters images in the player (defaults to true).
  • episode-image-position: when right or left shows the episode image on the right or left (defaults to right)
  • hide-likes: when true the likes button is not displayed in the player (defaults to false)
  • hide-comments: when true the comments button is not displayed in the player (defaults to false)
  • hide-sharing: when true the share button is not displayed in the player (defaults to false)
  • hide-logo: when true the Spreaker logo is not displayed in the player (defaults to false). This feature requires the podcast author to subscribe to Broadcaster plan or above.
  • hide-episode-description: when true the button to open the description of the current episode is not displayed in the player (defaults to false)
  • hide-playlist-descriptions: when true the button to open the description of episodes in the playlist is not displayed in the player (defaults to false)
  • hide-playlist-images: when true the images of episodes in the playlist are not displayed in the player (defaults to false)
  • hide-download: When true, it hides the episode download button (defaults to true)

How to get the shortcode

Play any track on and then click on the share button in the player (bottom-right corner): you can customize the appearance of the player and get the shortcode to copy and paste to your WordPress blog.


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17 января, 2022
The "Start play automatically" option doesn't work or doesn't exist anymore and the support never respond even though you are paying for a pro plan. Don't waste time with this rubbish.
7 июля, 2017
Over a year ago I began using the spreaker platform for podcasting. The service itself is great, the folks were responsive and helpful. I came to see spreaker as the WordPress of podcasting. However integrating in my existing WordPress site was cumbersome and time consuming. So I suggested plugin to Spreaker support. Now I don't know if they were responding to my suggestion but a few month later the spreaker short plugin appeared. It works phenomenally well. The process of embedding podcasts that took multiple steps before is now just a couple steps. Now visitors to our site visit our site to listen to our podcasts driving traffic there. Listeners are presented with an attractive and highly functional player for individual podcasts as well as podcast playlists. If you are looking for a great podcast platform and an excellent plugin to share your podcasts on your site look no further than this plugin in conjunction with the spreaker service. FIVE STARS!
24 октября, 2016
Aunque el plugin está muy bien, muchas de las funciones se pueden usar creando un código embed y usando el widget de texto de WordPress o el del tema.
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Contributors & Developers

“Spreaker Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Tested with WordPress 6.1


  • Dropped autoplay and live-autoplay


  • Tested with WordPress 5.6


  • Bugfixes


  • Added color attribute support


  • Tested with WordPress 5.1


  • Added hide-download attribute support


  • FIX: the plugin is now able to embed correctly limited access episodes


  • Added episode-image-position to select if the image should be on the right or the left


  • Updated readme


  • Added episode_key support to display limited access episodes


  • Added hide-episode-description, hide-playlist-descriptions and hide-playlist-images attributes support


  • Added hide-likes, hide-comments, hide-sharing and hide-logo attributes support
  • Tested with WordPress 4.8.2


  • Tested with WordPress 4.8.0


  • Removed the support for the old embedded player (no more supported by Spreaker). If a widget has been included with the old shortcode syntax, it’s now automatically converted to the new embedded player.
  • Added chapters-image attribute support for the new Spreaker’s player


  • Added live-autoplay attribute support for the new Spreaker’s player


  • FIX: the plugin should display the old (mini) embedded player when type attribute is missing, in order to avoid breaking backward compatibility


  • Translated the plugin in Spanish and Italian


  • Added playlist-loop attribute support for the new Spreaker’s player


  • Added playlist-autoupdate attribute support for the new Spreaker’s player


  • Added support for the new Spreaker’s player


  • Tested with WordPress 4.5.3


  • FIX: the plugin now supports sharing of user’s latest episode via user_id param


  • FIX: the plugin now supports both HTTP and HTTPS WordPress websites
  • Tested with WordPress 4.4


  • Tested with WordPress 4.3.1


  • Tested with WordPress 4.1
  • Added banner and icon
  • Updated description


  • Updated the link to spreaker support forum


  • Added coupon support


  • First Release