We understand that each podcast has its own needs, and each user has their own preferences. We’re happy to recommend other platforms if it’s a better fit for your own podcast. Here are a few popular alternatives to create your own podcast website:
Podcastpage.io is a fully hosted, easy-to-use, and streamlined service that is focused on making your life easier when building a podcast website. It includes everything you need right out of the box, like automation with importing your podcast episodes, a brandable, customizable audio player, lot’s of integrations, automated social media posts and much more.
With that said, if you need a tailor-made solution, created to fit a very specific set of requirements, creating your own website is a good option.
You’ll have to either build the website yourself by coding it, or hire a developer to do it for you. You’ll obviously have much more control when you create your own podcast website from a blank canvas, although it might take some more time to get it fully ready to launch.
WordPress is the most popular website platform on earth. More than 40% of the internet is powered by WordPress, and it’s not for nothing. WordPress is very flexible and can be used to create any type of website or web application. It’s an open-source platform so you’ll find many community projects, free plugins and more.
WordPress might not be fully optimized for podcasting right out of the box, like Podcastpage.io, but it’s possible to create a podcasting website with WordPress. You’ll need to install a few plugins, and a podcast WordPress theme.
Hosting is another thing you’ll have to plan – WordPress.com is a fully-hosted service, but it comes at a price (about $25 per month if you need to use custom plugins or themes). WordPress.org is a self-hosted option, so you’ll either need to set up the server yourself or use a hosting company (pricing ranges between $8 per month and $100 per month, depending on your traffic and your needs).
Squarespace and Wix are hosted/managed website platforms that include a website builder, hosting, and website templates all in one place. They both include integrations, advanced functionality like eCommerce and so on.
Both Squarespace and Wix can be used for podcasting, but they do have some limitations – Squarespace only allows you to create 300 episodes per website. They both have a built-in audio player you can use but it’s not as flexible as the audio player included with Podcastpage.io
Carrd is a simple website builder created for single-page websites. If you just need one page with basic info on your podcast, this might be the best solution for you. They have free-tier plans and a few affordable yearly subscriptions (if you want to use advanced features or a custom domain)
We recommend going with Carrd if you’re really looking for the simplest website as possible – just a single page with a few sections, or links to other platforms.
If you are just starting out, and need a quick link to share on social media or during your episodes, LinkTree is an easy pick. With that said, you’ll be limited to just display a bunch of links with no real content, which is not the best for SEO.
Most podcast hosting platforms are offering a simple website with their plans. If you’re already paying for a podcast host, or using a free host like Anchor.fm, you can use their solution for your website.
These websites are typically designed for podcasting, but are often very limited. Some (like Anchor.fm) don’t even support custom domains, so you’ll have to use their own URL. Others don’t really include custom pages, or are not optimized for SEO.