[Download] Castilo – Audio Podcast WordPress Theme


A stunning and professional audio podcast theme

If you’re looking to launch a podcast and have total control over your website and feed, at a lower cost, Castilo is the way to go. With great documentation and outstanding support included, you’ll have your website shining in no time!

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Submit to iTunes, Google Play and more

You have everything you need to build a flexible podcast website, submit to iTunes, Google Play Music or any other RSS based directories. The theme is designed for you to act as the host and publisher of your show. It will generate the required compliant RSS feed, so you don’t have to get your hands dirty with other additional plugins or third-party tweaks.

Import episodes from another publisher

You can easily extract episodes from an external RSS feed into your brand new WordPress site. Just paste the feed URL, select the category assigned to the new imported episodes and voila! There is also an advanced option to schedule the import process to run from time to time. The theme makes the difficult look easy, saving you hours of extra work.

Apply your personal touch in minutes

With a media-rich header area, a well-chosen image or video helps you create a visual impact that instantly engages fans. It is so easy to setup and it handles all the heavy lifting. The theme has just enough functions a practical design and the execution is backed by solid research that makes it easy and viable to be used by anyone, new or experienced.

Find out who’s listening and downloading

Yes, you deserve to know your audience. The backend panel offers daily, weekly, monthly statistics about total listens, listeners and listening sources. You get to see how many listeners use the site audio player, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, direct downloads and many more. The audio files are permalinked, protecting the original ones, so nothing gets by without you knowing it.

Optimized for speed, developer friendly

Highly optimized with mobile first techniques, the theme preview scores 98% on the page speed grade and it is faster than 95% of all tested websites. Well written code allows developers to understand the theme and extend it with ease. Hooks are used to offer a better customization experience and the episode post type and podcast functionality is stored in a separate plugin.

You have the ability to preview live changes of your options, to try out a different header image, primary color and page background color. Upload a logo image for the website, which will be placed in the header to reinforce your brand. Simple and to the point.


[five stars]
This is a fantastic template, clean and easy to customize (within WP but also in the template files).
But most importantly Liviu provides exceptional customer support: very responsive and effective, thank you! :)
– MaxxEight

[five stars]
Absolutely fantastic theme for a podcast website! Super easy to get up and running — within a few minutes of tweaking images, colors, logos, etc. we had a top notch site customized to our brand. Castilo is fantastic.
– heymeow

[five stars]
Thanks Liviu for a great theme and providing good support and documentation. I really like the design of this theme, and it is quite simple to install and configure with WordPress. It is well tailored for podcasters as the podcast play button is built into the page in a well-designed way and also includes prominent ‘call to action’ buttons for encouraging listeners to subscribe/follow etc.
– slivera

[five stars]
Awesome theme with exceptional customer support. I asked a quick question to the author and the response time was VERY fast, and answered exactly what I needed. Highly recommended!
– bmurphy75

[five stars]
Great theme and super fast customer support. Really happy with it and excited to create using it. I had some questions which were all answered in a few hours and really helped me out. Even a feature I was looking for was added in a day! Amazing!
– geddesi

[five stars]
Went beyond the call of duty with troubleshooting. Theme is simple and concise, exactly what I like.
– Heylon

[five stars]
I really like the simplicity of the design and how it includes a neatly organized way to manage podcast episodes. Not a lot of extra fluff that makes a theme heavy. Yet it includes everything that a podcaster looks for in a theme.
– JoeBailey72

[five stars]
I love this theme and the price was an amazing bargain. Thank you for creating a theme that doesn’t use any of the typical page builders I love the clean code!
– jaymic

Castilo also includes:

  • RTL support
  • Responsive and mobile ready layout
  • Prominent social icon menu
  • Sidebar and footer widgets support
  • Integration with Gutenberg
  • Integration with Contact Forms 7
  • Useful options in the Customizer
  • Useful One Click Demo Importer
  • Transcripts and episode jumping points
  • Ready to be translated in any language
  • Comprehensive documentation
  • Outstanding support

Outstanding Support

Of course if anything doesn’t make sense, or you get stuck, we are right here beside you to help with our top quality 5 star rated support. You’ll never feel like your left in the dark by yourself – woohoo!

Item support includes

  • Availability of the author to answer questions
  • Answering technical questions about item’s features
  • Assistance with reported bugs and issues
  • Help with included 3rd party assets


= 1.5 =
* 2020-01-14
* added option to override each episode player with a custom embed
* added option to disable the default theme fonts (so you can use your own typography preferably using a specialized plugin)
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.2 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.4.9 =
* 2019-12-18
* improvements when displaying episodes with no featured image attached (use cover image instead, until an image is explicitly set)
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.9 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.4.8 =
* 2019-12-13
* minor improvements for the RSS import process (check for existent episode titles as well as episode media files, if user changes the title)
* minor improvements for the statistics module
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.8 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.4.7 =
* 2019-11-21
* minor improvements for the statistics module
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.7 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.4.6 =
* 2019-10-26
* added URL detection support for Stitcher and Google Podcast (when displaying the header social links)
* updated the MaterialDesignIcons font stack to 4.5.95

= 1.4.5 =
* 2019-10-01
* fixed the option allowing featured image of Home page to be set by the latest episode image

= 1.4.4 =
* added minor RSS URL support ("/feeds.") for social menu icons

= 1.4.3 =
* 2019-09-20
* added Home Sidebar section giving the option to add widgets to the Home page template

= 1.4.2 =
* 2019-08-28
* remove old Instagram widget due to Instagram API restrictions and suggest using a dedicated plugin like
* updated homepage content for the demo site:
* more about this change here:

= 1.4.1 =
* 2019-08-26
* fixed minor issue when detecting episode type (now defaults to audio)
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.6 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.4 =
* 2019-08-03
* updated podcast categories to reflect Apple's [podcast category changes]
* updated the RSS feed description tag, itunes:summary tag and googleplay:description tag to meet RSS feed requirements
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.5 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.3.9 =
* 2019-07-27
* added option to allow featured image of Home page to be set by the latest episode image

= 1.3.8 =
* 2019-05-10
* fixed issue with homepage video and featured area custom text

= 1.3.7 =
* 2019-05-09
* added social link icon
* updated Material Design Icons library

= 1.3.6 =
* 2019-04-17
* added Customizer option to make the footer have a "sticky-behind the content" effect (in the Additional Options panel)
* removed Google+ sharing link (due to the retirement of the service)
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.4 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.3.5 =
* 2019-03-23
* added Customizer option to alter featured image top and bottom padding (in the Additional Options panel)

= 1.3.4 =
* 2019-02-27
* added partial support for video episodes (including linking youtube/vimeo)
* added ability to completely clear the statistics data
* updated the About preview page to use the new Block Editor
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.3 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.3.3 =
* 2019-02-15
* added support for Telegram social link

= 1.3.2 =
* 2019-02-10
* fixed minor Podcast RSS Import issue with post_exists()
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.2 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.3.1 =
* 2019-02-09
* added RTL support
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1.1 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.3=
* 2019-02-06
* updated demo data content (footer subscribe widget based on mc4wp plugin)
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.1 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.2.9 =
* 2019-01-28
* fixed minor CSS issue in the WooCommerce Checkout page
* fixed JS issue with the #00:00 jumping points

= 1.2.8 =
* 2019-01-27
* added podcast features via add_theme_support (this is relevant only for developers)
* updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.9 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.2.7 =
* 2019-01-21
* fixed minor error when header overlay opacity is set to 0

= 1.2.6 =
* 2019-01-16
* small fixes of the demo content

= 1.2.5 =
* 2019-01-04
* fixed icon for SoundCloud feeds in the Social Links menu

= 1.2.4 =
* 2018-12-29
* added ability to generate multiple feeds based on a category (or season)
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.8 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.2.3 =
* 2018-12-19
* added new Customizer option to disable the download button for episodes

= 1.2.2 =
* 2018-12-15
* Fixed minor import problem for the enclosure length and duration attributes
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.7 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.2.1 =
* 2018-11-23
* Fixed minor JavaScript issue with the mobile menu functionality

= 1.2 =
* 2018-11-20
* Fixed minor PHP warning in Podcast Helper bundled plugin
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.6 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.1.9 =
* 2018-11-13
* Added videos as well as images in the Instagram section on the Home page template

= 1.1.8 =
* 2018-11-01
* Added new option to remove multiply effect on images (in Home and Episodes pages)
* Changed "Follow Us" Home page text string to "Follow On Instagram" 

= 1.1.7 =
* 2018-10-31
* Fixed a weird RSS enclosure problem (with some specific hosts) when running the import process
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.5 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.1.6 =
* 2018-10-22
* Add episodes instead of updating posts (that have the same title) when running the import process
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.4 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.1.5 =
* 2018-10-11
* Modified transient lifetime for fetch_feed from 12 hours (which is WP default) to 2 hours; this is done only when running the import process
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.3 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.1.4 =
* 2018-10-10
* Added Posts template, that works like the Episodes template, but uses posts instead of episodes and has a specific blog style

= 1.1.3 =
* 2018-10-03
* Fixed Podcast Import fatal error on old PHP versions (should use PHP 7.x or higher)
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.2 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.1.2 =
* 2018-10-03
* Fixed CSS issue in 404 Not Found page (the balloon SVG image)

= 1.1.1 =
* 2018-09-26
* Added metabox option to hide News section in the Home template
* Added metabox option to adjust no. of episodes displayed in the Home template
* Updated Podcast Helper bundled plugin to 1.0.1 (update via Appearance > Install Plugins)

= 1.1 =
* 2018-09-24
* Added WooCommerce compatibility via hooks and filters (no template files)
* Fixed player problem recognizing audio URLs with query parameters (temporary fix until core fix

= 1.0 =
* 2018-09-05
* Initial release

Resources used

  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • modernizr
  • Oswald font
  • Karla font
  • Material Design Icons
  • Unsplash

Please note that the images shown in previews are not included in the download package due to licensing restrictions. All images used are the intellectual property of their respective owners and are used only for preview purposes.

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