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Captivate Sync


Captivate Sync™ will help you to publish and manage your podcasts from your WordPress dashboard. Sync your existing shows to your WordPress account, Captivate Sync™ automatically includes each episode’s podcast player and gives you the option to completely map your show to a page of your choice.

Captivate Sync™ is maintained and developed by the team at Captivate Audio Ltd, which is built by the Rebel Base Media team. We’re podcasters, too. is the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host™.

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  • Edit/Publish episodes from your website.
  • List of your episodes that are synced to your website.


To install Captivate Sync™ manually, please follow these steps:
1. Copy the directory from the zip file you have downloaded into the /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
2. Activate the “Captivate Sync™” plugin in your Plugin Management page.
3. Authenticate your Captivate Sync™ plugin by going to the Captivate Sync™ > Authentication page.
4. Once authenticated, go to Captivate Sync™ > My Shows and select the shows from your Captivate account that you would like to sync to your website.


Do I need a Captivate podcast hosting account to use Captivate Sync™?

Yes, you need a Captivate account, you can either be part of another show’s team or manage your own paid for account.


June 17, 2020
I'm using this with seven podcasts on the same website right now, and it does exactly what it should. My next step is to style the custom post type it creates with Elementor and pull in those custom fields. I don't foresee any problem with that since it seems to populate everything correctly when it publishes the episode, but I will try to update my review at some point once I've had some experience with that. Very impressed with Captivate and the plugin so far, super easy for multiple podcasts.
November 6, 2019
I was just able to take a look at this & try it out. It's AWESOME! It's simple, straight forward, & saved me hours, possibly days, of time (THE most precious resource we have) trying to create my own podcast website page. This is a real value add - thank you!
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“Captivate Sync” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Released on 09/07/2020
  • Small minor fix


  • Released on 09/07/2020
  • You asked for it, we delivered – clickable time stamps!


  • Released on 02/07/2020
  • The episode specific artwork now uses the WordPress media library for uploading and processing for better error handling on dimensions so when publishing it works much better.
  • We’ve now got a debug mode so we can help debug any small minor sync issues, yay!
  • Fixed a small minor sync bug when an episode status is different from Captivate to Captivate Sync.
  • We’ll now alert you if there is something wrong with your MP3 file when uploading via Captivate Sync 🙂
  • On new installations of Captivate Sync it will now run every 10 minutes to ensure no pesky episodes have been missed when published and scheduling dates is off.
  • Fixed an issue with episode date and those pesky timezones.
  • We’ve also done a full sweet and removed lots of unnecessary code, who else loves a clearout?!


  • Released on 11/02/2020
  • Added the option for a custom captivate.php page for styling inside your theme template.
  • Also adding a single-captivate_podcast.php will style the single page for you devs out there.
  • Small bug fix


  • Released on 12/12/2019
  • Happy holidays!
  • Added option for WordPress WYSIWYG editor
  • Added SEO title and description to episodes.
  • Small bug fix


  • Released on 28/11/2019
  • Sets the default slug to /captivate-podcast


  • Released on 21/11/2019
  • Fixes an issue when creating scheduled or draft episodes


  • Released on 20/11/2019
  • Fixes an issue when creating an episode with the slashes in content
  • Make the tagging system more similar to how WordPress works naturally


  • Released on 18/11/2019
  • Fixes an issue when you edit an episode it changes the slug after having it set.
  • Adds an update to the Twitter card when sharing an episode.
  • Sends the slug file both up and down to Captivate to ensure slugs don’t get compromised.


  • Released on 15/11/2019
  • Fixes an issue where the Sync was moving very quickly before WordPress saved the new post.


  • Released on 06/11/2019
  • If user is not logged in, redirect to authentication screen
  • If user has no Captivate shows, give option to add a show
  • Only users with the right access can trash items.


  • Released on 04/11/2019
  • Fixes an issue with Clipboard JS in queue


  • Released on 04/11/2019
  • Fixes an issue with Clipboard JS for older versions of WordPress


  • Released on 04/11/2019
  • Changes to WordPress readme file and include extra special asset


  • Released on 04/11/2019
  • Changes to WordPress assets and minor change.


  • Released on 27/10/2019
  • Initial release of Captivate Sync™