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.


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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Contributors & Developers

“Captivate Sync” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log


  • 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™