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.
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 http://www.blubrry.com/powerpress/
Keeping Everyone On the Same Page
I answer a question about www.premiumcast.com 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 www.premiumcast.com