ProcessPodcastSubscriptions by Neue Rituale

Subscribe Podcast RSS feed and save episodes as new page


What it does

Subscribe to podcast RSS feeds and save the data as anything you want. The module uses the great PHP Library podcast-feed-parser by Lukas White, which makes processing the podcast data a breeze. Thanks!

The module comes with an example module ProcessPodcastSubscriptionsEpisodes to demonstrate how to create new pages per episode.


  • Subscribe / Unsubscribe Podcast XML-Feeds
  • Periodically fetch feeds with LazyCron
  • Simple hookable actions
  • ProcessModule for administration
  • Optional module ProcessPodcastSubscriptionsEpisodes


  1. Copy the files for this module to /site/modules/ProcessPodcastSubscriptions/
  2. Execute the following command in the /site/modules/ProcessPodcastSubscriptions/ directory.
    composer install
  3. If not done automatically, create a new admin page with the process ProcessPodcastSubscriptions
  4. Install the additional module ProcessPodcastSubscriptionsEpisodes (optional) or build your own processor
  5. Subscribe to Podcast feeds...

Configure Lazycron

Modules > Configure > ProcessPodcastSubscriptions

Setup the LazyCron schedule. The cache expiration is configurable in the field settings.


Episode Parent

Modules > Configure > ProcessPodcastSubscriptionsEpisodes

Episode Parent

Podcast Class and Episode Class

The Podcast object has a lot of handy methods to do anything you want with the returned data.

class Podcast implements HasArtwork {

   public array getEpisodes()
   public string getLanguage()
   public string getAuthor()
   public string getTitle()
   public string getSubtitle()
   public string getDescription()
   public DateTime getLastBuildDate()

   public string getType()
   public bool isEpisodic()
   public bool isSerial()

   public string getUpdatePeriod()
   public Artwork getArtwork()
   public string getExplicit()
   public array getCategories()

   /* ... and much more ... */
class Episode {

    public string getGuid()
    public int getEpisodeNumber()
    public Media getMedia()
    public DateTime getPublishedDate()
    public string getTitle()
    public string getDescription()
    public Artwork getArtwork()
    public string getLink()
    public string getExplicit()

    /* ... and much more ... */


// init.php or ready.php
$wire->addHookBefore('ProcessPodcastSubscriptions::processPodcast', function (HookEvent $event) {

    /** @var \ProcessWire\WireData $feed */
    $feed = $event->arguments(0);

    /** @var \Lukaswhite\PodcastFeedParser\Podcast $podcast */
    $podcast = $event->arguments(1);

    // process
    foreach($podcast->getEpisodes() as $episode) {
        /* create or update episode pages... */



  • Respect lastBuildDate from feed for update action.
  • Handle long running script on subscribe.

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