The free Basic plan on the left should be suitable for your congregation. With 100MB of storage, youll able to add at least 25 audio files, if not more. Under Basic, go to Sign Up Now.
Fill in the information required. For the e-mail address, its best to use a general temple address instead of a personal one, in case your temple changes webmasters in the future.
Please Note: the audio files you add will also be available to the general public at __________.podbean.com, where the blank area will be your temples username.
After you submit the information, youll have a password sent to the e-mail address you indicated in the form. Once you receive it, enter your member name and password, and then a screen should appear like the one below:
Under Dashboard, go to Publish a new show.
Youll be asked to give your episode a title and tags. While its required that you add a title and tags, what you put here is really inconsequential. The names wont appear when you embed the audio into your website.
You dont need to add any text into the Post portion.
Under Podcasting go to Browse, and add the audio file that youd ultimately like to embed into your website.
Once you add the audio file, the File Type will automatically select itself.
Now at the bottom of the page, go to Publish.
While the audio file is uploading, you should see a progress bar on the screen like this:
Once the upload is finished, you should see a message that says Post saved. View site. Go to the view site link.
You should now be at a blog-like page. This is the _________.podbean.com site that was mentioned earlier. Towards the top you should see the audio file that you just uploaded. There is an icon of a little speaker, and a play button next to it. If you click the play button, youll be able to listen to your audio file.
Of course, you want to be able to embed the audio into your congregations site, not have people go to this Podbean page. To do this, first go to Embeddable Player under Listen Now.
Youll be given the choice of embedding a white player or black player. Copy the code of the player you want to use, and paste it into your website.
To remove Powered by Podbean.com from below the player, delete the code below, highlighted in blue:
Thats it! You should now have the audio player embedded into your site. Each player can only play one audio file, so for any subsequent audio, youll need to add another player. Also, for each new audio file you add, youll need to Publish a new show, like you did for the first one.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to leave comments about your experience with Podbean below.
Update: Generally speaking, it's best to add no more than twelve Podbean players to a page. Having more than that can really slow down the page's loading time. If you have more than twelve audio files you want to add, as many congregations do, try to split up the files onto different pages.