Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » Single PowerPress Podcast Player No Functional

  • Hiya folks,

    We have an issue with the podcast audio playing in the player on the full article view, for this article:

    It plays fine in this view:

    Other single-post podcasts also play just fine. There are no javascript conflicts or errors in the console related to powerpress or the media itself and nothing unique in the code outside of the ID used by powerpress.

    ​I reviewed the archives page as well as a couple other individual posts and don’t see anything unique to this post/podcast. ​Normally we’d have some kind of error or specific log that would give us a clue to follow, but in this case I don’t see one.

    Do you have any advice for further-debugging the player on a single podcast like this? Thanks for your time!

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  • Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe


    It is unusual that the player isn’t working only on this one post. The default PowerPress player is built on the MediaElement.js player that comes with WordPress. Can you do some testing by trying the audio player shortcode that comes with WordPress, and see if that player works within the post? The code looks like this:

    [audio url=""]
    Replace with your media file URL.

    Thanks Shawn.

    That helped steer us in the right direction, I think, though not quite to a solution. If I manually add that shortcode with our mp3 URL [audio url=""]
    the player does not load. However, if I use the default WordPress “Add Media” feature and choose to embed from URL it works just fine

    I tried creating an entire new post and found the same results. I’m scratching my head on how that’s possible. Note again, the same media file is linked to on other pages and loads correctly. Thanks again!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  masonjames.
    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    Can you test with the stock twentysixteen theme bundled with WordPress? That will indicate if it is a theme issue or not. What you describe sounds like the theme takes the content directly for the page and displays it rather than using the the_content() function.

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