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Yii 2 Podcast hosting module

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Last update: 2022-09-30 02:07:51 UTC



  • Host unlimited podcasts & episodes in MP3 format
  • Playback statistics (downloads, referrals, playback locations etc.)
  • Tool to create episodes’ show notes: just write comment as you listen to the podcast, and a timestamp will be automatically added to the note
  • Podcast notes
  • Generate XML/RSS feed for iTunes etc
  • Feedburner (or any external feed service) support

Additionally, podcaster playback will continue to work and write stats even if your database is temporary down (e.g. your VPS is rebooting, or there is maintenance; see documentation below).

Package includes podcaster module as well as a complete & ready to roll application.


  • Composer
  • FTP access to upload episodes

If you do not have Composer, you may install it by following the instructions at getcomposer.org.


This module is a standard Yii2 Application module - you can add it to an existing Yii 2 app. There is an example application provided with the code, based on Yii 2 Basic application template.

Below you will find instructions on how to setup both options.

Option 1: Setup and run included example application

  1. Configure your database connection in file example/config/db.php. You can also just create yii2basic database accessible to root user without using password.

  2. Install composer packages by running command

php composer.phar install
  1. Run migrations:

php example/yii migrate --migrationPath=./src/podcaster/migrations

  1. Point your server (example.com) to example/web folder. Go to your website and enjoy! (see Usage section of this readme)

Option 2: add podcaster module to an existing project

  1. Add podcaster module to your config (usually it's config/web.php file)
'modules' => [
    'podcaster' => [
        'class' => 'webkadabra\podcaster\Module',
        'layout' => '//podcaster',
        'uploadPath' => '@app/media/', // upload podcasts to www-unreachable directory
  1. Add urlRules to your config:
// ...
'components' => [
    'urlManager' => [
        'enablePrettyUrl' => true,
        'showScriptName' => false,
        'rules' => [
                'pattern' => 'podcast/<podcast:\w+>/feed',
                'route' => 'podcaster/feed/feed', 'suffix' => '.xml'
                'pattern' => 'podcast/<podcast:\w+>/feed-<dest>',
                'route' => 'podcaster/feed/feed', 'suffix' => '.xml'
                'pattern' => '<channel:\w+>/stream/<episodeId>',
                'route' => 'podcaster/traffic/stream', 'suffix' => '.mp3'
                'pattern' => '<channel:\w+>/<episodeId>',
                'route' => 'podcaster/traffic/download', 'suffix' => '.mp3'

Then, run migrations from your application root folder:

php yii migrate --migrationPath=vendor/webkadabra/src/podcaster/migrations


  1. Create podcast via "Podcast Management" menu
  2. Upload your podcast episodes to a configured folder (by default, it's media folder in the root path of your app) with your favorite FTP client (FileZilla is recommended)
  3. Add podcast episodes via "Episodes" menu

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  • Upload via UI (not supported at the moment)
  • Episodes Tags
  • Data export (shownotes etc.)