PowerPress 0.9.2 Adds More Options

Jul 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting, Podcasting Software

Blubrry has updated its PowerPress plugin for WordPress to version 0.9.2, adding a large number of new features/options as well as a some bug fixes.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Embed player within blog posts with [powerpress] shortcode. (learn more about PowerPress shortcode)
  • Add embed code from sites such as YouTube, Viddler and blip.tv
  • Custom entry box settings for entering customized iTunes keywords, subtitles and summaries and no player option
  • iTunes URL setting for custom and category podcast feeds (These iTunes listings can be pinged as well)

Improvements and Fixes

  • iTunes ping logic improved to support scheduled posts
  • Latest iTunes ping result displayed below the iTunes URL setting
  • Fixed bug with `require_once()` calls on some servers displaying a fatal error
  • Fixed scheduled posts deleting podcast episode bug in WordPress 2.8+
  • Completely revamped the “on page” and new window players
  • Removed the “play in page” option as it was a source of confusion
  • Relabeled Redirect Feed URL to FeedBurner Feed URL to clear up confusion
  • Added m4b and m4r to list of detected audio formats

Blubrry has also added a function for theme developers to use to display the PowerPress players and links.

The latest version of PowerPress can be downloaded here.

If you’ve used PowerPress 0.9.2, leave a comment with your thoughts!

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No Responses to “PowerPress 0.9.2 Adds More Options”

  1. Kimberly says:

    I migrated from Podpress to Powerpress 0.8.3 initially, Personally it’s the best thing I did. Other podcasting plugins for wordpress seem to be lacking in up to date iTunes functionality and some haven’t been updated in 2 or more years.

    I did have an issue with PowerPress 0.9.1 with it incorrectly creating enclosures which then made all rss feeds invalid. But the problem was fixed within 24 hours and 0.9.2 was released.

    I couldn’t be happier with Powerpress, It’s actively being developed and Blubrry are more than happy to listen to what features users want in future versions. That doesn’t seem to be the case with many others.

    The team at Blubrry also appear more than happy to help new users out with problems they are having with Powerpress. Personally I think if you’re looking for a WordPress Podcasting plugin, you can’t go past PowerPress.

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