RawVoice Releases Major WordPress Podcast Plugin UpdateMay 28th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Podcast Hosting, Podcasting, Podcasting Networks
Today podcast production and hosting company RawVoice introduced a major update to PowerPress, its podcast plugin for use with the WordPress blogging platform. The PowerPress Plugin now integrates with the RawVoice Podcast Hosting Services Platform at Blubrry.com, adding a podcast statistics summary to the user’s WordPress dashboard. The update also adds the ability to select media hosted by Blubrry within WordPress, simplifying the publishing process.
â€œNew podcasters have the challenge of overcoming the technical requirements of publishing a podcast,â€ explained Todd Cochrane, RawVoice CEO. â€œWhile the Plugin is a powerful standalone, this important new integration with our hosting and statistics service makes podcast publishing easier.â€
PowerPress simplifies the podcast publication process by taking care that the podcasterâ€™s media (blog, audio, and video files), website and RSS feeds are all optimized for consumption by listeners. Cochrane maintains that this leaves the podcaster free “to focus on creating media.”
Podcasters using RawVoice with the updated PowerPress can publish their media using a simple three-step publishing process:
- Podcasters upload their media using the Media Uploader.
- In their WordPress blog, they select the uploaded file in the â€˜Add
- Then they click on â€˜Publish.â€™
â€œThe Plugin has the best iTunes support in the space, optimizing the feed to be 100 percent iTunes- and Zune Marketplace-compliant,â€ said Cochrane.
This new version of PowerPress supports new features, including automated ID3 tag writing, category feeds and multi-language support. However, podcasters who do not use our services are not impacted in any way by the new integrated features.
The PowerPress Podcast Plugin is free and available at www.blubrry.com/powerpress.