How Do I Embed a Podcast Player on My Contentful Site?


Contentful is an increasingly popular platform for content management. By offering easy, seamless omnichannel functionality, Contenful seeks to leave the legacy CMS systems behind. If you utilize Contentful, then you should also be using the best podcast player for Contentful. 

There’s no question, if you have a Contentful site, Backtracks is the easiest, most customizable, and most intuitive podcast player you can have. In this blog, we’ll tell you how easy it is to embed the Backtracks player in Contentful and why you should choose Backtracks as your podcast player. 

Embedding Backtracks on your Contentful Site

Embedding Backtracks on your Contentful site couldn’t be easier. If you know how to copy and paste, then you know how to embed our player. With Backtracks, there’s no coding experience required to have a highly functional and intuitive podcast player.

Quick Embed

Here’s all you have to do:

  • Open the Backtracks optimization dashboard
  • Use our simple and intuitive tools to customize the player to fit your brand
  • Choose your preferences, like download settings, sharing settings, audio transcripts, and more
  • Get the embed link and copy it
  • Paste the embed link wherever you choose on your Contentful page. With just a few lines of code, your player will show up wherever you want it to. One any page, any device, and any platform.

That’s all there is to it! Embedding the Backtracks player is exceedingly easy, and it’s easy to hide the player or customize it again to fit your site changes.

API Integration

Real-time data and media content synchronization is available with Backtracks. You can easily setup automatically integrating podcast players for your content on the Contentful site with the Backtracks APIs. Contact us to learn more.

Why Choose Backtracks?

Other than ease of use, why should you choose Backtracks as your podcast player? There are plenty of benefits that come with using the Backtracks platform. Here are just a few benefits you’ll experience when you go with Backtracks:

Highly Customizable

As mentioned, the Backtracks player is highly customizable. Our white-label player means you’re able to brand your player your way. It will fit perfectly with your branding and your Contentful pages. There are also advanced customization settings that you can toggle on or off. These settings include buttons for downloading, subscribing, speed controls, buy links, full screen, transcripts, Apple Airplay, and more. You can even customize the way your audio is played. Increase speed, skip certain parts, and more. 

Extremely Versatile and Flexible

The Backtracks player is extremely versatile. You don’t have to worry about our player not working correctly in other channels. The Backtracks player works across any device, any browser, any hosting provider, any app, and even behind password-protected portals. 

Social Capabilities

Social sharing is extremely easy and intuitive with Backtracks. Snippets of audio can be shared, entire podcasts, and anything else your users find relevant. Of course, your branding remains intact when shared across social channels. Also, the link goes back to your site, no mention of us anywhere.

Search Engine Optimization Features

Your SEO can be enhanced thanks to our audio transcript feature. When enabled, Google’s algorithm is able to read the transcript and take it into consideration. This makes your site easier to discover and helps it rank up in the search engine.

The Most Advanced Podcast Analytics in the Industry

If you’re using the Backtracks analytics platform too, your player will be connected and able to collect that data as well. You’ll get a much clearer picture of your audience’s listening behavior and preferences. You’ll have access to analytics like number of downloads, how long people listen, which episodes are shared most, how many downloaded episodes are listened to, and much more. With this data at your fingertips, you’ll be able to enhance your podcast efforts in meaningful, impactful ways. These insights are the most advanced podcast analytics available today. You’ll see podcast analytics in a way you’ve never seen them before.

Easy Installation

It’s worth mentioning again. Backtracks it’s so easy to install on your Contentful site. You’re able to get your player up quickly, without any coding experience, and without any fuss. Plus it looks amazing and you can customize it at will. It really is the best player for Contentful out there.

As you can see, there are tons of benefits to using the Backtracks player. Whether you’re needing it for Contentful, your app, or any other platform, Backtracks is the best solution.

Get Started with Backtracks Today

Ready to start using Backtracks to your advantage? You can try the Backtracks embeddable podcast player for free before making your final decision. Also, if you’re interested in implementing our analytics platform, make sure to ask us about that too.

Once you see how easy our player is to use, and how much more engaged listeners will be with your podcast, you’ll see why the Backtracks player is the way to go. Give it a try today!


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