Adjusting Advanced Settings in WordPress (for Problems with Loading, Downloading, CSS, Show Notes)
That's what the Advanced Settings tab is all about. It's a collection of technical updates and enhancements we've made over the years to ensure that your Smart Podcast Player experience is up-to-date and runs as smoothly for you, on your unique WordPress platform, as possible.
For most users, you will be able to leave the settings as-is; however, read on if you are experiencing any of these problems.
So, without further ado, here's a walkthrough of each of the categories listed in the Advanced Settings tab.
Clear SPP Cache
- If you have recently published an episode but it has not shown up in your player, or
- If you have updated a podcast file or track information in your podcast host.
Note that this only clears Smart Podcast Player data. Your site may have a page cache or other caching systems in addition to this. This button has no effect on other caches.
RSS Show Notes Field
What This Does: The SPP cache is automatically cleared at this interval (from 5 to 60 minutes). We recommend 15 minutes. 15 minutes is a nice balance—new episodes will appear on your site quickly without causing performance problems.
Note: When you make a change to the cache timeout setting, it may take up to 60 minutes for the previously cached items to expire. If you'd like any changes to take effect immediately, click the clear SPP Cache.
Show Debugging Output
Track Player Data Source
- Automatic (recommended): This option balances loading speed with the amount of memory required. Try this option first if you are experiencing problems downloading your podcasts.
- Stream (fopen): This provides the fastest loading speed; however, larger podcast files may fail to load. This is the default method used to load all files in Versions 0.9.3 and earlier.
- Local File Cache: This is the slowest, least memory-intensive method. If your podcast tracks fail to load using both methods above, try this setting.
Use "!important" in CSS
Show Color Pickers
Here's a handy tool that can help you find the hex code for a particular color.
Inject Assets into HTML