Add An Episode Index To The Anchor FM (Spotify for Podcasters) Embed Player

November 8th, 2019

There are both free and premium plugins available to output an episode index under the WordPress plugin for this functionality to enable you to easily output it on a page or post with a shortcode. The primary advantage to the premium version is that the player itself is not an embed, but instead runs on your site, allowing for greater control over how it functions. For the best user experience and customisability, get the Pro version here.
The free version currently has 2000+ active installations and a 5 star rating. You can download it here or search for “Anchor Episodes Index” on the WordPress plugin library. Check it out. It was recently rated as one of the top 5 podcasting plugins by WP Glob and one of the top 3 Best WordPress Podcast Plugins in 2022 by AYS Pro!
If you are using WordPress, I highly recommend you use the plugin so that you have access to updates, regular maintenance and ease of use. It is the only code that I actively maintain for the Anchor player.

There is now a Premium WordPress plugin available!

I was working on one of the sites I manage and I ran in to an annoying little issue. I wanted to add the Anchor FM podcasts embed player available on This is partially possible, however Anchor FM only lets you embed the top part of the player that you see on their site, not the episode index.

The embed version of the anchor podcasts embed player
This is not enough!

Just having the top part of the player wasn’t the kind of experience we were looking for users to have on this site.

I found that Anchor FM gives you access to an RSS feed, with enough data to completely remake this feature on our own site.

The version of the Anchor podcasts embed player that we wish we had
We want this whole player, not just the top part.

That’s it! Now you should have an Anchor FM podcasts embed player that doesn’t just show a single episode at a time, but a whole index, the same as the one on If you have any queries about this then don’t hesitate to get in contact here.

Get the Pro version here.
Get the free version here.

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