Blubrry PowerPress Reviewed
Today I talk about the Blubrry Powerpress Audio Player for WordPress.
I like the Podpress player, except that when the latest version of WordPress came out it was not compatible. Then Blurry released the PowerPress plugin for WordPress.

I never used half of the features of Podpress, and Powerpress has all the features (and a few new ones) that I really like.

iTunes tags
Redirects for advertising networks
It separates the whole RSS and the Podcast RSS so you can submit the podcast RSS to iTunes (I recommend putting both feeds into Feedburner).
It takes the information entered by Podpress and uses it so you don't have to edit all your old posts (COOL!)
Allows people to stream, play in new window, or download episode.

The only thing it doesn't do is allow me to change the look of the player. The good news its not a bad looking player. Check it out at

Keeping Everyone On the Same Page
I answer a question about and some of its features from Kenn from www.blackmanwithagun.comhe asked why I didn't use Premiumcast for my membership site. The biggest reason is when I started the School of Podcasting in 2005, Premiumcast didn't exist.

The other feature I was asked about is “keeping everyone on the same page.” For example if you have a fitness podcast, you may want people to listen to every podcast from start to finish. Unfortunately, if they sign up in iTunes they will “jump in” wherever your last episode is. Using Premiumcast, you can make start at episode one, and then time released your episodes (for example once a week). It's a great feature used by authors to time release their chapters of their books. Check it out at

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About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
1 comment on “Blubrry PowerPress Reviewed
  1. Alex says:

    Hey Dave,

    I’m discovering PowerPress now as I believe PodPress is getting to be way behind the times. It also seems that the cool folks at Blubrry are going to release some nifty features in 0.8 of PowerPress (see more: here

    One thing: above, you recommend to put feeds into FeedBurner. I have an issue with that suggestion. FeedBurner is great when it works, but I don’t want FeedBurner to own my feeds. In the case that FeedBurner goes down or decides it wants to charge for its services, I don’t want it to own my feeds and therefore also own my listeners/readers.

    That is why I use FeedBurner but have my listeners/readers subscribe ONLY to my own (wordpress-generated) feeds. That way, if anything were to ever happen with FeedBurner’s service, my listeners/readers are subscribed to MY feed instead of to a feed on FeedBurner.

    Just a tip I thought you should make known/clarify.
    Keep up the great work.

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