Backtracks + Ghost

How to use Ghost and Backtracks together

Podcast content from Backtracks works with Ghost automatically via our OEmbed integration. All you have to do is paste a URL into the editor!

If you’re hosting a podcast or other audio content, it’s important to use a reliable hosting service with high quality performance to ensure your readers can enjoy your content. Self-hosting audio content is difficult to do reliably - so it’s a good idea to use a specialised provider and embed their audio players onto your Ghost site.

Ghost is fully compatible with Backtracks, a podcast hosting service with full Analytics - perfect for publishers growing an audience.

Copy the URL of the track

Grab the URL of the track you’d like to embed on your post or page:

You can find this from the Actions menu next to the filename of your audio in Backtracks admin, or via the Backtracks Podcast Directory.

Paste it into the Ghost editor

When you paste your Backtracks URL into the Ghost editor it’ll be automatically transformed into a rich embed of the track you selected:

The player will appear within your content in the editor.

Publish your post

That’s it! Ghost interacts directly with Backtracks to retrieve all the correct settings and serve your podcast or track in the best way possible.

Here’s an example of the end result from our own podcast: