The one and only next generation podcast publishing system. Seriously. It's magical and sparkles a lot.
I was using a proprietary Podcasting Plugin before this one, but they dropped support for newer WP versions. Now with the open source Podlove I feel a lot safer for the future. This plugin also is still under heavy development, and new features like the contributors lists are really awesome! With individual Flattr buttons for all people involved in an episode, the involvement increases and the podcast gets better. Thanks, Eric and Tim!
Podlove Publisher is a refreshingly new approach to podcast integration in WordPress. Strong support for metadata, integration with services like Auphonic for automated audio processing, flexible templates and contributor listings are just a few of many features this plugin provides.
I wish I could give this plugin a higher rating. However, there is no documentation to accompany it, so you have to spend hours and hours trying to get the plugin set up. Unfortunately, you won't find very much help from the developers or other people out there. All of the support seems to be conducted in German, which is fine if you speak German fluently enough to understand technical language. Even with my rudimentary German skills and a trusty translation package at my side, I wasn't able to find simple answers to simple questions.
For instance, if you have your WP media files set up to be stored by month and date, like most people, the plugin will not be able to handle your media slugs. One part of the program will translate your slugs using dashes while the other part will output the slugs using slashes. That means, your media files will work fine for your main page, but will get messed up in RSS. That is big trouble for podcasters.
Of course, all of those bugs could probably be worked out easily by the developers. But, they don't seem to be too interested in being helpful. And, again, all of the forum activity and answers that do exist are not understandable to the lay person that doesn't speak German.
Oh, well. I am hopeful they will get their act together. It looked like a great idea until I tried to use it.
Stetig in Entwicklung und mittlerweile vielen anderen weit voraus.
A cool podcast-player, different feed for different audio-formats, support of chapters, and, and, and ...
The perfect tool for podcast publishing unter WordPress.
Das Beste was gibt. Punkt.
[Moderator note: Please post in English]
Endlich, endlich tut sich was an der Podcast-Front. Das Plugin wird sich schon bald zum Standard etablieren, schon die Alpha-Version lässt erahnen, welch großartiges Potential dahintersteckt. Man merkt, dass hier jede Menge Hinschmalz verbraten wird. Bin gespannt auf die weiteren Fortschritte.
Update im April 2015:
Das Plugin hat seit meinem ursprünglichen Review 2012 gewaltige Fortschritte gemacht. Es wird konsequent weiterentwickelt - dafür meinen Dank.
Dienste wie auphonic.com, die Anreicherung der Metadaten mit "contributor lists" oder der erleichterte Zugang zu einem Abonnement für Hörer sind nur ein paar der großartigen Verbesserungen.
Ich schwöre auf den Podlove Publisher und kann das Plugin jedem Podcaster ans Herz legen, der Wert auf ein solides, nutzwertes Tool legt und seine Produktivität steigern möchte. Deswegen: fünf Sterne.
very cool, no problems
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