Add a podcast or audio

Instructions on how to add audio and podcasts to a page.

We can embed audio and podcasts onto a page as long as the podcast provider has been added to our security list.

We currently have the following websites enabled:

  • Libsyn
  • Soundcloud
  • Acast

If you want to embed podcasts from another provider, you'll need to log a service desk ticket with the URL, asking to add it to the CSP list.

To embed a podcast

Go to the podcast's original location. Here's a screenshot of one of the Shrine of Remembrance's podcasts on Libsyn. 

Look for the 'code' symbol (highlighted in yellow above) and click on it. You'll see some code like this:

This code contains information about how to display the podcast. Our CMS overrides some of the style instructions, including border and width.

We do need to note the height instruction – in this example, it's "90".

Copy the text after "src=" starting and ending with double quotation marks. You may have to copy the entire bit of code and then paste it into Word or Notepad in order to copy just the bit you want.

Now go to the page in the CMS where you want to embed the podcast and find the section where you'd like to put it. This needs to be a basic text or accordion component. 

Click the globe icon (next to the Media button) and you'll get a pop-up window. 

Paste the code into the URL field and type 90 (for example) into the height field.

Click OK and save the page.

Published example

Here's what this Shrine podcast looks like on a published page:

Reviewed 16 July 2021

Vic Gov digital guide

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