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Create playlists automatically
Learn how to automatically create playlists featuring your BeyondWords audio.
This guide explains how to automatically create playlists with the audio in a BeyondWords project. Simply set your rules and the playlist will be auto-updated with qualifying audios.
Automatic playlists are ideal for grouping audio by theme (for example, topic or author).

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  1. 1.
    Go to the 'Content (Playlists)' section of your project dashboard and select 'Create playlist'
  2. 2.
    Enter a title for your playlist, select the 'AUTOMATIC' tab, then select 'Next'
  3. 3.
    Select 'Add filter'
  4. 4.
    Create a rule by entering a 'Key', 'Condition', and 'Value' then selecting 'Apply' โ€” repeat as necessary.
  5. 5.
    The box below will show existing audios that match your rules โ€” once you are happy, select 'Save playlist'
  6. 6.
    Upload an image, which will appear on your dashboard and the Playlist Player (optional)

Distribute your playlist as a podcast

  1. 1.
    Go to the 'Content (Playlists)' section of your project dashboard and select your playlist
  2. 2.
    Select 'โ‹ฎ' then 'Edit podcast feed'
  3. 3.
    Complete the details, copy the podcast feed URL, then select 'Save changes'
  4. 4.
    Submit the podcast feed URL to the directories of your choice, such as Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Podcasts, and Spotify Podcastsโ€‹

Embed your playlist

  1. 1.
    Go to the 'Content (Playlists)' section of your project dashboard and select your playlist
  2. 2.
    Hover on or open your playlist and select the <> ('Get embed code') icon
  3. 3.
    Select the copy icon to copy the iFrame embed code
  4. 4.
    Paste the iFrame embed code into your HTML container

Share your playlist via URL

  1. 1.
    Go to the 'Content (Playlists)' section of your project dashboard
  2. 2.
    Hover on or open your playlist and select the copy ('Copy shareable URL') icon
  3. 3.
    Paste the URL wherever you would like to link to or open it
Don't forget that you can customize the Playlist Player.

Customize the Playlist Player

The Playlist Player is used when you embed your playlist or share it via URL.
  1. 1.
    Go to the 'Content (Playlists)' section of your project dashboard and select your playlist
  2. 2.
    Select 'โ‹ฎ' then 'Edit Playlist Player'
  3. 3.
    Upload an image (optional) โ€” this will also be used in the BeyondWords dashboard
  4. 4.
    Customize light mode colors (optional) โ€” enter a hex color code into the field, or click the color to choose a default option
    1. 1.
      Player icon color: The color of the play button โ€” make sure this contrasts against the background color
    2. 2.
      Text color: The color of the player text โ€” make sure this contrasts against the background color
    3. 3.
      Background color: The color of the player's background โ€” this can be TRANSPARENT
  5. 5.
    Customize dark mode colors (optional) โ€” use the toggle to switch to dark mode settings and customize as above
  6. 6.
    Select 'Save changes'

FAQs

Can I create my own keys?
How do I edit my playlist?
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Will the Playlist Player slow down my website?
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