Image: Change Full Player Image

Your podcast logo appears in the Smart Podcast Player by default. The image you see on the left side of your player’s progress bar comes from the currently playing file’s ID3 tags (or the image you uploaded to your SoundCloud track). You can override this image by adding an image tag to your shortcode.

Manually Setting a New Image

  1. Upload an image to your Media Library. Go to the library and click the Add New button.
  2. After you've uploaded the image, click on the image. This will open up the image's Attachment Details page. On this page, highlight and copy the image's URL.

  3. Add this URL into your [smart_podcast_player] shortcode (see below for more details).

Adding the Image URL to the Shortcode

For example, I would like to change the AskPat logo on my podcast player to this image, which has a URL of  https://smartpodcastplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/thought.jpg.

I will add the following to my shortcode:

image="https://smartpodcastplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/thought.jpg"

My player shortcode now reads:

[smart_podcast_player url="http://www.soundcloud.com/askpat/" image="https://smartpodcastplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/thought.jpg"]

When I do, my player will change from this:

to this:

Notes on images:

  • We highly recommend that you upload a square image. The image I used above was not exactly square—you can see that a small bar was added to the bottom to make it square.
  • Your image will be displayed as 100 px tall. The minimum size you should upload is 100px x 100px.

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