Podlove Podcast Publisher
The popular blogging platform WordPress has proven to be also rather popular with podcasters. However, the system itself is not particularly made for podcasting and while some things are easy, other things are rather complicated and error-prone.
Therefore a variety of plugins want to improve on this and want to make life easier for podcasters. But all of them are tying too much into the conventions and workflows of WordPress that are not always doing what a podcaster needs. More Info »
The Podlove Podcast Publisher tries to solve the problem from the podcasters’ perspective and implements a variety of features and workflows that have been rather difficult to achieve with WordPress until now. The plugin makes the process easier by settling on a few common conventions to make publishing and maintaining podcast feeds a snap and highly reliable.
The plugin is currently in Beta and still under heavy development.
In its current beta form, the plugin provides:
Strong separation of blog and podcast content (using a custom post type)
Simple dashboard to provide an overview of the podcast status
Automatic asset validation in the background to ensure the integrity of your podcast media files
Flexible template system to create unified blog posts for episodes
Chapter mark support (including Podlove Simple Chapters)
Integration of the Podlove Web Player (with chapter support)
Support for multiple media files per episode to support more platforms, adapt to listener bandwidth requirements or support different viewing resolutions.
The concept of episode assets ensures podcast integrity, allows for easy publishing and reduces overall complexity when posting
Complete control over content of podcast feeds.
Descriptions in feeds based on title/subtitle/summary info cascade to allow for smaller and more precise feeds
Strong compatibility with feed and podcast directory standards
Builtin modules and support for separate plugins to extend functionality
Support for most i