Libsyn provides all shows with their own dynamically generated blog page. All episodes (unless otherwise specified during publishing) that you post will automatically get updated on your blog page for you. Some examples of the Libsyn blog page in use include:http://vgmr.libsyn.com/ http://trampledbat.libsyn.com/ http://cspodcast.libsyn.com/ http://sofadogs.libsyn.com/ http://tii.libsyn.com/
You can use one of our ready made templates, or you can edit the existing template to your own tastes. You might note some of the above sites use our templates unedited, while others have done from minor to large amounts of editing to get the look the producer was after.
To get started, click on the button. This will open a list of your available destinations:
Click on Edit next to your blog page (or select your blog page destination from the menu on the left hand side). The blog page destination will open, and looks a bit like this:
The first option along the top is the Destination Name. All this does is set the name of the destination in your destination list, it doesn’t affect listeners or anything else outside of the Dashboard. In most cases, this can be ignored.
The second option is the Page Extension. This will set the URL for your blog page. By default, the URL will be:
In most cases, this doesn’t need to change, as in most cases the extension isn’t necessary as the blog page will appear on the root of your URL. However, if you wish to change it, you can, and this would be the field to do it with.
Next up are the comment settings:
Display comments and allow visitors to leave comments
This does exactly what it says, it will display comments capability on the blog page which allows visitors to leave comments on individual episodes. Unchecking this hides and disables comments on the blog page entirely.
This setting is show wide. What that means is if you have more than one blog page (applicable to Pro customers), this setting will take affect for all blog pages you might have on this show. This setting can be toggled here, and it can also be toggled under your Show Settings.
Turning this on means that any comment you receive will need to be approved by you before it will appear on the blog page. This option is on by default, and we do recommend leaving it on in an effort to help combat comment spam.
Email me when comments are left
This also does exactly what it says. Any time a comment is left (whether or not moderation is turned on), you will receive an e-mail notification. Similar to comment moderation, this setting is also show wide.
After the comments section is the web page editor. The web page editor provides you with full access to the HTML/CSS of the blog page, allowing you to modify the page pretty heavily depending on your knowledge level. This also gives you the ability to embed code for the player, social media widgets, donation buttons, or anything else you might come up with.
Important Note: We cannot provide support for custom edits, third party widgets, or third party code. We can only directly support the code we specifically provide.
Now that we have that out of the way, lets see the editor:
There isn’t much else to say here, except anything in the code you would like to edit can be edited. Just be sure to leave the engine tags in place for the modules you want to see (check our advanced tutorial on blogging for additional information on engine tags).
We offer several different templates which you can utilize out of the box, or use as a starting point and edit from there. To see the available templates, click on the Choose New Template bar just under the HTML editor:
Once you are done making your changes, make sure to hit the button.
Important note: Once you hit save, your changes will take affect but any setting or code that existed previously will be deleted. Likewise, if you choose to delete the destination and recreate it later, none of the settings will be saved. Take backups. To take a backup, simply copy and paste all the code in the HTML editor into a text editor such as Notepad (do not use Word or other word processors) and save the text file on your local system. If you need to restore, simply reverse by copying the content out of your text editor and back into the HTML editor on this page.
Have additional questions? Be sure to contact our support team at email@example.com.
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