Podlove Podcast Publisher


We built the Podlove Podcast Publisher because existing solutions are stuck in the past, complex and unwieldy. The Publisher helps you save time, worry less and provides a cutting edge listening experience for your audience.

Official Site: publisher.podlove.org

Video Tutorial: Getting started with Podlove Publisher

Compatible Feeds

The Publisher makes it easy to create highly expressive, efficient and super compatible podcast feeds with fine grained control over client behavior (e.g. GUID control to replace faulty episodes and for clients to reload) supporting all important meta data.

Multi-Format Publishing

The Publisher also makes multi-format publishing – embracing all modern and legacy audio and video codecs – a snap. By adopting simple file name conventions, the plugin allows the podcaster to provide individual feeds for certain use cases or audiences without adding work for the podcaster during the publishing process.

Optimized Web Player

The Publisher also comes with integrated with the Podlove Web Player plugin (which you do not need to install separately) and fully support its advanced options including multiple audio (MP4 AAC, MP3, Vorbis, Opus) and video (MP4 H.264, WebM, Theora) format support for web browsers. This Web Player is fully HTML5 compatible (but provides Flash fallback for ancient environments) and is ready for all touch based clients too.

Chapter Support

The Publisher also makes it easy to publish chapter information in the player to make access to structured episodes even easier. Full support for linking directly to any part of your podcast on the web with instant playback included.

Flexible Templates

To round it all up, a flexible template system enables you to published Podcasts in a defined fashion and change the style at any time without having to touch your individual postings later on.

And this is just the beginning. We have a rich roadmap that will bring even more interesting features: integration with helpful services, much improved timeline metadata support (show notes) and much more.

Mehr erfahren

Development of the plugin is an open process. The current version is available on GitHub Feel free to contribute and to fix errors or send improvements via GitHub.

Benötigt PHP 5.4+


  • Custom episode post type separates media from your blog content.
  • Download analytics provide you with all the data you ever wanted.
  • The Publisher automatically checks the health of your media files.
  • The mighty template engine gives you full control over the episode presentation.
  • Includes the Podlove Subscribe Button, the easiest way for listeners to subscribe to your podcast.
  • Includes the Podlove Web Player. One more thing: you can manage and present all contributors easily.


  1. Download the Podlove Publisher Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  4. Go to Plugins screen and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  5. Klicke zum Aktivieren des Plugins auf Aktivieren.


Installation Instructions
  1. Download the Podlove Publisher Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  4. Go to Plugins screen and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  5. Klicke zum Aktivieren des Plugins auf Aktivieren.
Is Podlove Podcast Publisher free?

Yes! The core features of Podlove Podcast Publisher are and always will be free. Paid Professional Support is available but not necessary to run the plugin.

Are there Download Statistics?

Yes! Podcast Downloads can be tracked and analyzed. You can easily see how many people downloaded you podcast episodes, which clients they used, if they prefer to subscribe to the feed or listen on your website using the web player—and much more.

Where can I host my podcast files?

Any storage where you have control over the file naming is compatible with Podlove Podcast Publisher. You can manage files using a simple FTP/sFTP or use services like Amazon S3.

Where can I ask questions and get support?

Free support where questions are answered by the community is available in the Podlove Community Forum. There is a German community in the Sendegate. Professional Support by the plugin developer is also available.

How can I help the project?

The continued success of Open Source project relies on the community. There are many ways you can help:

This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com.


Breaks some major details

Looks pretty cool and comes with a great mp3 player. BUT had some conflicts with Yoast SEO that kept the links from showing up with the featured image and snippet in social media. I figured out how to configure things so that they worked together and thought things were great.

THEN I noticed that the podcast feed was broken. It kept throwing the feed into a redirect loop or redirecting to the home page. This was despite disabling all other plugins and changing the theme to Twenty Seventeen. Couldn’t ever get that ironed out so I gave up on it.

Poorly written script; Resource hog

I just installed it and was going to go back later tomorrow to set it up and try it out. However, over the course of the day, it slurped up my entire feed and crashed my site due to excessive CPU usage. I’m not sure why since I hadn’t changed any settings yet. Totally useless and a bunch of angry subscribers.

Doesn’t work with MediaFire

I tried this as an alternative to powerpress but it doesn’t work – it cannot find the mp3 files on MediaFire and there’s no ability to give it a specific URL for an episode. Admittedly, powerpress is glitchy with MediaFire which is why I’m trying alternatives, and otherwise this seems to be a well-designed plugin, it’s just designed for FTP folders not Cloud servers.

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Podlove Web Player 2:

  • fix: Remove Flash and Silverlight fallbacks due to security issue
  • fix: resolve compatibility issue with mediaelement library shipped with WordPress

Podlove Web Player 4:

  • fix: newlines in summary are not converted to HTML linebreaks


  • new PHP constant PODLOVE_IMAGE_CACHE_FORCE_DYNAMIC_URL: When PODLOVE_IMAGE_CACHE_FORCE_DYNAMIC_URL is set to true, the static „physical“ URL is never exposed, only the dynamic URL. This can be helpful when page caches keep serving the static URL even though it does not exist for some reason. The dynamic URL always works. Drawback is that serving with the dynamic URL is a bit slower, so only use it if you encounter caching issues.
  • update mediaelement dependency in Podlove Web Player 2
  • update Podlove Web Player 4


  • send HTTP 410 Gone when accessing a download URL to a depublished episode
  • fix Podlove Web Player 4 appearing on wrong positions when multiple players are embedded on the same page


  • fix template bug (when a template returned an empty result, the template title was displayed instead)


  • rename „Flattr Username“ to „Flattr ID“
  • insert flattr:id meta tag to page heads, which is required for their new system


New Module: E-Mail Notifications

This is a new module complementing the existing contributor module. Once activated, it enables you to send emails to contributors when an episode gets published.

You can find the settings at Contributors > E-Mail Notifications. The settings are:

  • email subject and message, customizable with all available template tags
  • a time delay until the message is sent after the episode was published
  • who will receive the message by using groups and roles as a filter

Podlove Web Player 4 Alpha

After months of work we’re ready to show you what we’re working on: A new take on the modern Web Player. We learned from previous attempts and thought about responsiveness and embeddability from day one. Of course there’s full support for chapter marks, too.

Give it a try if you like. Be aware though that it’s marked as alpha, meaning we’re still working on new features and fixing bugs in existing ones when we find them. But if you’re curious, head over to Podlove > Podcast Settings > Player, switch to Podlove Web Player 4 and let us know what you think.

Once Podlove Web Player 4 is stable, it will be the only actively supported Podlove Player. Podlove Web Player 3 isn’t being developed anymore.

And finally, all web players can now be previewed on the settings screen.


  • Assets now have an identifier asset.id to quickly access a file for an asset within an episode, for example: episode.file("mp3")
  • Contributors already had such an id, but now there is a new accessor to get a single contributor by id, for example: podcast.contributor("jerry")
  • DEPRECATED: id parameter in podcast.contributors to access a single contributor: podcast.contributors({id: "jerry"}).
  • Feeds can now be accessed the same way by their slug: podcast.feed("mp3")


Download tracking is now turned on by default in new setups.

Bits & Pieces

  • network dashboard statistics: fix average length and file size; remove „days between episodes“
  • episodes: prettify „detect episode duration“ UI
  • episodes: enhance media file UI:
    • rename „update“ button to „verify“
    • move „update all media files“ button above „verify“ buttons and rename it to „verify all“
    • show file URL even if url cannot be reached
    • show Bytes in human readable format
  • episodes: fix focus when adding contributors to episodes
  • episode asset settings: increase assets per page from 10 to 100
  • episode asset settings: fix format filtering by type
  • episode assets: new „name“ attribute for reference in templates, for example episode.file('cover').url where „cover“ is the asset name
  • support page: add Publisher icon to „Get Professional Support“ callout
  • contributors: services only get deleted on „Save Changes“, not immediately
  • contributors: fix sorting by contribution count in the admin interface
  • contributors: fix minor PHP issue when creating new contributors
  • templates: immediately purge cache on updating any template
  • Podlove Subscribe Button: add module option to deliver locally instead of using the CDN, but continue to default to CDN
  • job dashboard: add mode description to jobs where necessary to distinguish between different run settings
  • be tolerant to missing PHP iconv module
  • fix Auphonic chapter import
  • update Hindenburg chapter parser
  • new PHP constant PODLOVE_DISABLE_IMAGE_CACHE to disable image caching
  • fix security vulnerability (thanks to DefenseCode, who found the vulnerability using their tool ThunderScan and kindly approached us)


  • fix broken settings tabs (introduced by German translation)


  • fix episode sorting by recording date (podcast.episodes({orderby: 'recordingDate'}))
  • services: use https URLs where available (#911)
  • services: add Spreaker (#912)
  • contributors: adjust description of „Public Name“ because it was misleading (#914)
  • services: fix URL encoding issue (#915)
  • network: fix system report notice that ensures module is setup correctly (#916)
  • remove ADN link from support page


Enhance Chapter UI

  • fix encoding of „&“ character
  • add support for Hindenburg project files


New Chapter Management UI

Until now if you wanted to add chapters to your podcast, you had to write the mp4chaps format by hand into a textfield. The Publisher now finally provides an easy-to-use interface to manage chapters that doesn’t require any knowledge about the underlying formats.

The new inferace makes it simple to import chapters from files. We currently support PSC (Podlove Simple Chapters), mp4chaps and Audacity Track Labels. Let us know if we don’t support your favorite program’s export format.

Module: Import/Export

Podcast import has been rewritten to make full use of Background Jobs. That way podcasts of any size can be imported without running into system resource restrictions for large podcasts.

Background Jobs

The jobs dashboard on the tools page now shows job statuses in realtime (refreshes automatically).

Adjusted background job duration parameters and made them configurable. The change of defaults aims to make better use of available cron time (normally 30 seconds per request), which can speed up long running background jobs dramatically.

Please refer to the new Background Jobs page in the documentation for more details.

Bits & Pieces

  • remove module: App.net (because they are shutting down)
  • fix tracking export
  • redirects (expert settings): redirect counter can be reset
  • contributor avatars use WordPress media picker
  • optimize use of JavaScript:
    • only load scripts on pages that require them
    • concatenate and minify some scripts

2.4.6 / 2.4.7

  • Image cache: support non-pretty permalinks.
  • fix feed compatibility issue with Relevanssi plugin
  • services: fix lastfm url scheme (thanks jazzcrack)


Image cache: change URL encoding method to fix Gravatar issues.


Further image cache improvements:

  • reject URLs that are not images
  • prefix query vars to avoid naming conflicts with other plugins
  • fix resizing sometimes not calculating the correct dimensions
  • enhancement: skip http when using images shipped with the Publisher; copy images from Publisher to cache directory on filesystem instead


Fix issue with broken images introduced in 2.4.2.


Improve Image Caches

Images relevant to the Podlove Publisher are downloaded so they can be resized to desired dimensions. This makes it possible to deliver retina-images and improves the website performance because only the appropriate image size delivered.

This requires files to be downloaded. Until now, this happened in the background to avoid slow web page load times when the image is fetched. Until the cache existed, the original file URL to the unresized file was used. This worked alright, unless you were using a page cache plugin. The original file URL would be used much longer than necessary, causing big file downloads.

Now a different approach is used. Instead of the original file URL, a dynamic link is generated, looking like this one: https://example.com/podlove/image/http%3A%2F%2Fexample.com%2Fmedia%2Fmypodcast%2Fmy-podcast-logo-1500x1500.jpg/300/300/0/my-podcast. When this link is requested, the cached and resized image is either delivered or, if it doesn’t exist, generated on-the-fly. Once the cached file exists, the direct link to the cached file is delivered, just like before. The major improvement is that even if the initial URL is stuck in your page cache, the Publisher is now able to deliver a properly resized image anyway.


  • set correct feed Content-Type in HEAD requests and redirects
  • enhancement: repair & clear cache tools print a notice about other cache plugins
  • fix „Last Month“ download widget in analytics


  • services: Playstation Network Account now links to http://psnprofiles.com
  • allow spaces in episode slugs
  • add help tab to analytics pages
  • fix Podlove Web Player 2 timecode share link
  • fix issue with image cache filenames (PR 895)
  • fix WP-Rocket incompatibility with Podigee Player
  • fix Auphonic: when neither episode image nor post thumbnail are present, fallback to podcast cover art
  • fix PHP warnings in oembed module


Background Jobs System

Crunching numbers for Analytics takes time, especially for popular podcasts with many downloads. The old system was written optimistically and „let’s-hope-we-finish-before-we-run-out-of-time“-ish. That was certainly good enough for podcasts with a few hundred downloads per episode, but more likely a gamble for popular shows.
To solve this issue in a scaleable way, we built what is known as „background processing“ or „queues“. That way we can break big tasks into small chunks and process them step by step. You don’t really need to know about this, since the main effect is that calculating analytics should be a smoother experience (if you have ever had troubles in that regard) but if you are curious, have a look at the new „Tools“ section, which lists running and recently finished jobs.

New Analytics Dashboard

  • „Downloads per Day“ is a stacked bar chart now so you can see which episode is responsible for peaks
  • Downloads table now shows downloads in time segments starting from the moment of episode release for better comparability
  • Show total number of all downloads in Analytics Dashboard
  • New information under downloads table: age of the data and when the next refresh is due
  • MUCH better performance / page load times
  • New option to configure how many episodes per page should be shown

Podlove Web Player 2 Facelift

  • simplified, modernised look
  • responsive layout for mobile devices
  • fix: updated mediaelement library to fix volume bar display bug

Podigee Podcast Player

The Podigee Podcast Player is available as an alternative to the Podlove Web Players. It supports everything you can expect from a modern web player like chaptermarks. It is also embeddable.

New „Tools“ Menu

  • A new maintenance section gathers tools like the „Repair“ button in one place
  • There is a new section for analytics related maintenance
  • Import & Export is now in the „Tools“ menu

Improved Logging Display

  • Logging is now in the „Support“ menu
  • add filtering for different severities
  • hide „info“ entries by default
  • improve readability of data sections


  • add Emoji support for episode subtitle, summary and chapter marks (requires WordPress 4.2 or newer)
  • Web Player setttings moved from Expert Settings to Podcast Settings
  • When activating the plugin, add mp3 asset and feed to help users get over the most confusing part of the setup.
  • Post thumbnails can be used as episode covers (see settings in „Episode Assets“). This is the new default.
  • add contributors shortcode to default template (Many people activated contributors and then wondered why they were not displayed in the episode. Now the shortcode is part of the default template, but only if the contributors module is active.)
  • add unmistakable warning if curl is not available and provide actionable steps for a solution
  • change feed setting „Include HTML Content“ default to „on“
  • remove log entries for beginning and ending asset validations
  • move feed protection into separate module
  • move debug log from Dashboard to Support page
  • add ptm_request parameter to redirected tracking URLs which contains a uuid
  • add fyyd.de module
  • add option to enforce http or https in URLs inside feeds (enclosures, images) and the actual feed URLs; see Expert Settings > Website
  • improve tracking: ignore 1-byte requests
  • update user agent library (new/updated clients: Podcat, Downcast, iCatcher, BashPodder)
  • show total downloads per site in network dashboard
  • remove <itunes:keywords> from feed (it disappeared from the specification)
  • remove module: „Feed Validator“
  • update recommended image size to 3000×3000 pixel
  • add heartbeat to keep note of when tracking is active
  • shortcode_exists($shortcode_name) is now available in Twig templates
  • system report: add notice if ALTERNATE_WP_CRON is active
  • fix tracking export: keep httprange
  • fix compatibility with other plugins relying on Spyc library
  • fix {{ episode.duration.totalMilliseconds }}
  • fix image caching issue (invisible characters)
  • fix: When plugin requirements are not met, admin notices are now still shown once but the plugin is automatically deactivated after that. This avoids faulty setups.
  • fix: show podcast covers in network site switcher
  • fix: expert settings not saving on some systems


  • fix Auphonic authentication (https certificate issue)


  • fixes a bug that broke some settings pages


  • security: fix SQL injection
  • security: remove several Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities

All vulnerabilities require admin capabilities. That means they cannot be exploitet easily, but could be using Cross-site request forgery (CSRF).

Thanks to RIPS Technologies for reporting these issues. The issues were found using their Static Source-Code Analyzer RIPS.


  • ensure 3rd party PHP dependencies do not require PHP 5.5 or greater


  • fix: send episode cover to Auphonic if available
  • fix: improved download logic for geoip.mmdb should prevent faulty downloads
  • enhancement: error message for faulty geoip.mmdb includes instructions on how to manually fix the file
  • enhancement: automatically switch off geo tracking when no valid geo database is available
  • enhancement: clarify episode image asset options


  • fix: sort contributor names while ignoring uppercase/lowercase
  • fix: when exporting a podcast, don’t call htmlspecialchars on arrays because it breaks things
  • fix: image caching issue (invisible characters)
  • fix: broken geolocation database does not prevent playing episodes
  • fix {{ episode.duration.totalMilliseconds }}
  • fix: {{ episode.duration }} returns „00:00“ if no duration is set
  • fix: contributor avatar URLs with umlauts
  • enhancement: check for geolocation database validity in tracking debug section
  • enhancement: add current theme and feed URLs to system report
  • Podlove Subscribe Buttons: parameters in templates and shortcodes can override Publisher provided fields: ‚title‘, ’subtitle‘, ‚description‘, ‚cover‘


Design Update for Podlove Subscribe Button

  • The button now follows a flat design and has more options for customizability.
  • See docs.podlove.org/podlove-subscribe-button for a range of possible display variants.
  • Widget module has been updates to support a color picker and settings for size, format and style. When using the „WordPress Customizer“ you get a live preview of the button.
  • If you are using the Template API, have a look at the updated podcast.subscribeButton parameters.


  • fix feed issue that appeared with WordPress 4.5 (wrong content type)


  • when activating the plugin, add mp3 asset and feed to help users get over the most confusing part of the setup
  • fix tracking export: keep httprange
  • fix compatibility with other plugins relying on Spyc library
  • improve tracking: ignore 1-byte requests
  • update user agent library (new/updated clients: Podcat, Downcast, iCatcher, BashPodder)
  • remove <itunes:keywords> from feed (it disappeared from the specification)
  • update recommended image size to 3000×3000 pixel

  • fix Podlove Subscribe Button iTunes link

  • add new „getting started“ video to readme


  • fix open_basedir related issues



  • fix ‚&‘ issue in some fields when exporting/importing
  • player: pass podcast language code to web player v3
  • open graph: do not include non-downloadable assets
  • open graph: use tracking URLs if available
  • template editor: add scrolling when having many templates in the list
  • auphonic: disable „Open Production“ button when no production is selected
  • player: chapters visibility setting now applies to v3 beta player
  • more defensive feed gzipping for compatibility with various caching plugins
  • fix feed discovery cache (can now handle both http and https at the same time)


  • enhance error message when resolving URL fails


  • fix „add new“ contributor button
  • fix migration class error
  • fix migration system report display
  • use default WordPress background color in migration wizard



  • When creating a new contributor, social and donation services are saved correctly
  • Deleting a contributor shows the correct confirmation message


  • Podlove Subscribe Button: When an iTunes id is known for a feed, the button does not just pass the feed URL to the client when iTunes or Podcasts App are chosen. It redirects the user to the iTunes directory first. Because if you don’t do this, „[it] does not increase your visibility on the iTunes Store or allow you to earn commission as part of the Affiliate Program.“ (http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html)
  • Detect and warn if an episode slug has been used before


Update Web Player v3

  • beta.6 https://github.com/podlove/podlove-web-player/releases/tag/v3.0.0-beta.6
  • rc.1 https://github.com/podlove/podlove-web-player/releases/tag/v3.0.0-rc.1
  • rc.2 https://github.com/podlove/podlove-web-player/releases/tag/v3.0.0-rc2
  • rc.3 https://github.com/podlove/podlove-web-player/releases/tag/v3.0.0-rc3


Web Player (v3 Beta)

The new web player can be selected in Expert Settings > Web Player. Please try it out and send us your feedback. Thanks!

  • update player
  • add theme player options
  • fix player permalink parameter
  • fix player width on Mobile Safari


  • fix Auphonic workflow bug: when finishing a production, media files would sometimes erroneously be detected as not existing
  • detect when the configured Auphonic Preset does not exist
  • fix focus when adding new related episode rows
  • chosen search fields allow partial searches
  • enable Twig date extension to allow time_diff filter; see Date Extension Documentation


Updating all the things for your pleasure.


  • add template accessor episode.post to get WordPress post object
  • fix: template call episode.chapters returns an empty list when there are no chapters
  • fix: deleting image cache when no image cache directory exists
  • fix: cache purge also deletes timeout entries
  • fix: cache purge affects downloads table
  • fix: JavaScript event for secondary download button
  • fix: default template assignment on plugin activation
  • fix: unpublished relates episodes do not appear when using the shortcode or template accessor


  • simplify download buttons ([podlove-episode-downloads style="buttons"]) style to better adapt to themes
  • fix: missing „Show URL“ download button in twentyfifteen theme
  • fix: URL structure for YouTube channels
  • fix: player visibility when JavaScript is disabled
  • fix: stop loading nonexisting player assets in WordPress admin area
  • enhanced system report: change wording for open_basedir issue to clarify that it should be fixed but a workaround exists
  • enhanced plugin loading
    • When upgrading from version 1.x to 2.x using PHP 5.3, the upgrade lead to the „White Screen of Death“ because 2.x requires PHP 5.4. This case is now handled and the Publisher shows an appropriate admin notice.
    • Some shared hosters seem to have problems with the plugin update process, which leads to the Publisher missing files and breaking the site. This is now also detected and a notice appears, asking the user to manually redownload the plugin.


New Module: Seasons

Do you have seasonal content? We got you covered. The new „Seasons“ module allows you to group episodes into seasons. Each season has a title and other optional metadata, like a custom image. You can access all this data using the template system.

New Template accessors:

  • episode.season returns the season for the episode
  • podcast.seasons returns a list of all seasons
  • season.episodes returns a list of all episodes in a season

New Module: Flattr

Everything Flattr related was moved into its own module.
If you don’t use Flattr, you can turn it off and it gets out of your way.

  • If you are using the Flattr module, we write Flattr payment information into podcast feeds. This way you don’t need to rely on the official Flattr plugin to do this. You can probably deactivate it if you were using it since we provide the main functionality within the Publisher now.
  • We recently changed the default flattr parameter in shortcodes. Now there’s a setting in Flattr Podcast Settings where you can define the default parameter for contributor shortcodes.

New Module: Related Episodes

You can now express that episodes are related to each other. You can list all related episodes using the new shortcode [podlove-related-episodes] or using the template accessor episode.relatedEpisodes.

Templates & Themes

If you are developing themes, you now have full access to the Publisher Template system. The API is exactly the same as in Twig, just the syntax is different. At the moment, there are 4 entry points:

  • \Podlove\get_episode()
  • \Podlove\get_podcast()
  • \Podlove\get_flattr()
  • \Podlove\get_network()

Please see the „Understanding Templates“ guide for more details.


  • Use WordPress Object Cache API to cache model objects. All entities fetched by id are cached and reused within the same page call. Performance gains are most notably in complex templates, which often access the same data repeatedly.
  • Analytics: Update & improve user agent detection library so you can have more accurate analytics.
  • Canonical feed URLs. WordPress respects if you want your URLs to end with a slash or not (you do that by adding or removing the trailing slash from your WordPress permalink settings custom structure). Our feed URLs now respect this choice, too. Furthermore, we permanently redirect to the canonical URL if another one was accessed to ensure all clients access exactly the same feed URL.
  • News from podlove.org are displayed in the Podlove Dashboard
  • Users with role „author“ and higher now have access to the Podlove Dashboard and Analytics. They only have access to dashboard sections that make sense for authors, so they won’t see logging, feed or asset validation.
  • Contributors can now be edited in Contributor Settings (instead of Episodes > Contributors)
  • Contributors Social Services: It is now possible to add a YouTube „Channel“, not just user profiles
  • Contributors Social Donations: Add „paypal.me“ option
  • Add functionality to automatically determine the duration for episodes. This is especially useful for people who don’t use Auphonic, which already determines the duration automatically.
  • We are now able to handle media files that are served without a „Content-Length“ header. A specific warning is generated and the size is displayed as „unknown“, but the files are treated as valid so they can be played.
  • Add support for Auphonic webhooks. This allows us to import your episode metadata once an Auphonic production is finished — even if you navigated away from the episode page.
  • Podcast cover image can now be uploaded using the WordPress media uploader.
  • Add contributor.gender template accessor
  • Rename network list „description“ to „summary“ for consistency. In templates list.description is now deprecated. Please use list.summary instead.
  • fix: Shortcodes in episode subtitle and summary are not interpreted any more. Both fields were always considered plain text and having shortcodes leads to various issues, especially in feeds.
  • export files are now gzipped if possible
  • fix JavaScript incompatibility related to Diaspora plugin (#771, #770, #425, thanks @noplanman!)
  • fix: failing geo-lookup does not break tracking links
  • fix: Remove WordPress favicon (since WP 4.3) from podcast feeds if a podcast image is set
  • fix: pasting into a template creates change-marker
  • fix: tracking import does not skip the last few entries


  • fix: erratically missing chapter information in RSS feeds
  • fix: „Allow to skip feed redirects“ setting was sometimes ignored


  • fix: web player image fallback to podcast image when an episode image asset is defined but unused
  • fix: gzip compression: only set content type if headers have not been sent
  • fix: in networks, don’t schedule template cleanups for blogs without an active Publisher


  • fix: template cache issue where duplicate purge cronjobs could flood the cron system
  • fix: image cache validation (didn’t work due to missing library)


  • fix: App.net announcement preview in modules
  • fix: asset validations are always scheduled properly
  • fix: Remove method calls that require WordPress 4.0+ (wpdb::esc_like)


Image Caching, Resizing & Retina Support

We now take better control of podcast images, episode images, contributor avatars and our own social icons.
We are able to resize them to ideal sizes, which results in faster page load times for your users. Retina
for higher-resolution displays are also supported. We do this automatically, so all you need to do
is click update, lean back and enjoy.

Read all the details in our blog post „Podlove Publisher 2.2: Say hello to image caching“

This update increases the WordPress requirement from 3.0 to 3.5 (due to the required image editing functionality).


  • fix: duplicate feed discovery
  • fix: ignore incomplete feed configurations
  • fix: don’t include network admin module css in frontend
  • fix: dashboard episode edit links
  • fix: when deleting WordPress Network sites, trigger plugin uninstall to remove database tables
  • fix: web player flash fallback
  • fix: network templates now also appear in the template widget and template auto-insert setting
  • fix: issue where some database tables were not created
  • fix: podcast covers are displayed in frontend admin menu bar
  • show Twig template errors in dashboard log
  • web player template tag can set tracking context: episode.player({context: 'landing-page'})
  • add episode.categories template tag


  • deprecated episode.imageUrl, use episode.image instead
  • deprecated episode.imageUrlWithFallback, use episode.image({fallback: true}) instead
  • deprecated podcast.imageUrl, use podcast.image instead
  • deprecated service.logoUrl, use service.image instead
  • deprecated contributor.avatar, use contributor.image instead

While you are changing these, consider scaling them down appropriately. Your images are probably huge but in many cases you don’t need the full size. So instead of episode.image or episode.image.url, specify a size, like this episode.image.url({width: 200}).


  • add warning in system report for users with default permalink settings (which is problematic for some podcast clients)
  • enhancement: delete caches in all blogs when changing a network template
  • enhancement: delete caches when changing the template default assignment
  • enhancement: do not rely on openssl module
  • fix: add flattr setting to contributors general tab
  • fix: duplicate episodes when using podlove.episodes template accessor
  • fix: correctly fire plugin activation hooks in network mode
  • fix: ensure network module is activated correctly
  • fix: „Add New“ link in empty list tables


  • fix issue with users that have open_basedir set, which lead to all assets being invalid


  • fix: remove obsolete „Add New“ template button from network templates screen
  • fix: template autoinsert does not use deprecated „id“ parameter
  • fix: template widget does not use deprecated „id“ parameter
  • fix: duplicate episodes in feeds
  • fix: some server configurations (especially on shared webhosting) break cURLs ability to follow HTTP redirects. We now check for that configuration and, if necessary, resolve the URL manually before continuing normally.
  • fix: XSS vulnerabilities in contributors search
  • fix: Template accessor contributor.id now correctly returns the id, not the uri. contributor.uri is the new accessor to get the uri.
  • fix: Filtering contributions by id is now correctly affected by other filters, like group and role. Until now, podcast.contributors({id: 'james', role: 'on-air'}) always returned James, no matter if he had the given role or not.
  • add „Add New Contributor“ item to contributor select list. Selecting it opens the screen to add a new contributor.
  • add Twig version to system report


Networks: WordPress Multisite Support is Here

  • dedicated WordPress Multisite support
  • „My Sites“ menu features podcast covers and menus include often used pages like „Podlove Dashboard“ and episodes
  • Network Dashboard provides a birds-eye view over your podcast empire
  • Network-Templates that are accessible in every podcast
  • Podcast lists: give templates access to multiple podcasts at once, allowing you to automatically list all podcasts in your network, the 10 last episode releases in your network and much more


We added a happy bunch of widgets to make your life easy.

  • Podcast Information: Display cover, subtitle and summary of your podcast
  • Recent Episodes: Display a list of recent episodes, with cover art and duration if you like
  • Template: Display any Publisher template in a widget area
  • Podcast License

The Subscribe Button Widget now defaults to „Big with Logo“ and auto-width. It has also been renamed to „Podcast Subscribe Button“ to be distinguishable from the new standalone plugin.


  • add accessors {{ podcast.landingPageUrl }}, {{ podcast.subscribe_button }} (see http://docs.podlove.org/reference/template-tags/#podcast)
  • add accessor {{ flattr.button }} (see http://docs.podlove.org/reference/template-tags/#flattr)
  • add accessor {{ episode.podcast }}
  • add query parameters to „{{ contributor.episodes }}`:

    • group: Filter by contribution group. Default: “.
    • role: Filter by contribution role. Default: “.
    • post_status: Publication status of the post. Defaults to ‚publish‘
    • order: Designates the ascending or descending order of the ‚orderby‘ parameter. Defaults to ‚DESC‘.
      • ‚ASC‘ – ascending order from lowest to highest values (1, 2, 3; a, b, c).
      • ‚DESC‘ – descending order from highest to lowest values (3, 2, 1; c, b, a).
    • orderby: Sort retrieved episodes by parameter. Defaults to ‚publicationDate‘.
      • ‚publicationDate‘ – Order by publication date.
      • ‚recordingDate‘ – Order by recording date.
      • ‚title‘ – Order by title.
      • ’slug‘ – Order by episode slug.
      • ‚limit‘ – Limit the number of returned episodes.


  • add gender contribution statistics to dashboard
  • add expert setting „Allow to skip feed redirects“
  • add warning in tracking settings when default permalink structure is used
  • add support for Auphonic cover art
  • add support for Jetpack „Publicize“ module to podcast post type
  • add warning when open_basedir is set to system report
  • add daily cleanup of logging table (only keep entries of previous 4 weeks)
  • contributor editing has a tabbed interface
  • improved Podlove Dashboard performance
  • Open Graph title does not include episode subtitle any more. If a subtitle is available, it is put in front of the summary in the description tag.
  • fix: remove Jetpack „Site Icon“ from podcast feeds
  • fix: empty template editor when last template is deleted
  • fix: empty caches when a scheduled episode gets published
  • fix analytics episode average calculation for ancient episodes

API changes

  • Flattr parameter in [podlove-episode-contributor-list] now defaults to „no“. If you need to reactivate it, use [podlove-episode-contributor-list flattr="yes"]
  • [podlove-web-player] was renamed to [podlove-episode-web-player] to avoid clashes with the standalone web player plugin. For now, the old shortcode still works.
  • [podlove-subscribe-button] was renamed to [podlove-podcast-subscribe-button] to avoid clashes with the standalone button plugin. For now, the old shortcode still works.


  • fix: template editor cursor position in Safari (by changing to a different theme that doesn’t use bold styles)
  • fix: double escaped feed enclosure URLs when using non-pretty-permalinks


  • fix: missing flattr attribute for contributors
  • fix: subscribe button description is properly wrapped in p-tags
  • fix: faulty valid file if check returns „unreachable“ but includes a Content-Length header
  • fix: more thoughtful handling of ETags when validating files prevents failing updates
  • fix: „NaN“ analytics should display properly now
  • fix: off-by-one display in analytics
  • fix: don’t HTML-encode quotes in episode title/subtitle/summary since it leads to invalid feeds
  • add trakt.tv to the services list
  • add support for RSS channel image tag


Allow Non-Admins to access Analytics

Analytics have a new capability called „podlove_read_analytics“.
You can provide access to, for example, editors, using the following code snippet:

function podsnip_add_capability() {
    // default roles: editor, author, contributor, subscriber
    $role = get_role('editor');
add_action( 'admin_init', 'podsnip_add_capability');

You can add snippets using the „Code Snippets“ plugin.


  • fix: use proper HTTP method to create/update/delete templates
  • fix: don’t remove URLs from chapter marks when saving
  • fix: optional episode form elements can be saved


  • fix: include missing YAML library
  • fix: namespacing issue in uninstall procedure
  • fix: debug tracking example file must be downloadable



  • fix: properly sanitize episode form data (fixes „A wild Backslash appears“)


  • format download numbers in episode list
  • remove check for PHP setting allow_url_fopen because we don’t rely on it any more


Download Analytics

You want to know more about who listens to your podcast? We got you covered.

We spent months of research and prototyping to find a reliable way of tracking. We are confident that our approach works and produces trustworthy data. If you have not done so yet, you have to activate tracking in Expert Settings -> Tracking.

If you are interested in all the technical details, head over to http://docs.podlove.org/guides/download-analytics/.

But what you are seeing now is just the beginning. We have a plethora of ideas on how to give you even more insight into the data available. Stay tuned!

We are curious what you think about the current analytics interface? What do you love? What do you hate? What do you miss? Head over to our new community site and share your thoughts: https://community.podlove.org/


  • fix: use home_url() instead of site_url() to generate tracking URLs
  • fix: tracking export does not get stuck forever when it fails once
  • fix: disappearing podcast description settings
  • fix: add function to repair button that removes duplicate episode entries
  • fix: template editor does not forget changes if you reselect a template after changing it
  • fix: improve uninstall routine
  • fix: wrong month when choosing Auphonic productions
  • fix: deactivate Jetpack’s OpenGraph when the Publisher OpenGraph module is active

Other Changes

  • add services: miiverse, prezi
  • add missing services via repair button
  • Bitlove: add <bitlove:guid> to RSS feed and use this to identify files
  • moved episode GUID regeneration into separate metabox because it’s rarely required
  • always check media files when opening an episode edit page
  • move podcast cover art from media tab to description tab

  • Improved feed settings

    • check for missing and duplicate slugs
    • check for missing asset assignment
    • show prominent warning for detected problems
    • provide contextual help to better understand what’s required and why

Removed Functionality

  • removed module „Auphonic Production Data“
  • removed the following shortcodes (use Template Tags instead)
    • [podlove-episode-subtitle]
    • [podlove-episode-summary]
    • [podlove-episode-slug]
    • [podlove-episode-duration]
    • [podlove-episode-chapters]
    • [podlove-episode field="..."]
    • [podlove-podcast field="..."]
    • [podlove-show field="..."]
    • [podlove-podcast-license]
    • [podlove-episode-license]
    • [podlove-contributors] (use [podlove-episode-contributor-list] instead)
    • [podlove-contributor-list] (use [podlove-episode-contributor-list] instead)
  • removed the following template tags
    • {{ contributor.publicemail }} (use social module instead)
    • {{ license.html }} (use {% include '@core/license.twig' %} instead)


  • fix: catch failed IP categorizations
  • fix: solve PHP notice
  • add custom icon to close template fullscreen mode
  • add custom contributor css to look nicely in twentyfifteen theme


  • enable some WordPress template tags in Twig Templates: is_archive(), is_post_type_archive(), is_attachment(), is_tax(), is_date(), is_day(), is_feed(), is_comment_feed(), is_front_page(), is_home(), is_month(), is_page(), is_paged(), is_preview(), is_search(), is_single(), is_singular(), is_time(), is_year(), is_404(), is_main_query()
  • enable episode filtering by category slug: podcast.episodes({category: "kitten"})
  • redesigned template editor interface
  • fix feed cache issue which lead to enclosure URL mixups
  • display PHP deprecation warning aggressively for everyone below 5.4


  • Cache feed items. This drastically reduces load when no feed proxy is used; especially in a „full feed“ with many episodes.
  • Add Luxembourgish to languages


Subscribe Button fixes & enhancements:

  • don’t pass undiscoverable feeds to the button
  • don’t show a button if no feed is available
  • change defaults to „big-logo“ and „autowidth“
  • fix issue with internal format


Say hello to the Podlove Subscribe button, the Universal button to subscribe to buttons in the desired podcast client or player website. It ships as a widget, so you can easily display it on your site. For more finegrained positioning, you can use the [podlove-subscribe-button] shortcode.

More info on those sites:

  • Homepage: http://podlove.org/podlove-subscribe-button/
  • Help Translate: http://translate.podlove.org
  • GitHub: https://github.com/podlove/podlove-subscribe-button

Other Changes

  • fix contributor.episodes: only show published episodes
  • fix redirect form: remove url validation
  • fix HEAD requests for download URLs
  • redirects are counted and displayed in the redirect settings



  • fix social repair module
  • empty rss feeds now render properly
  • fix issue of randomly breaking URLs
  • fix missing files when using auto-publish feature by automatically validating files before publishing
  • fix „open“ link for last contributor donations item
  • fix javascript error in license ui

New Features

  • add basic client-side input validation to avoid typing errors: Leading and trailing whitespace will be removed automatically. URL and email fields are automatically syntax checked.
  • add support for scientific networks: ResearchGate, ORCiD, Scopus
  • add explicit support for „Duplicate Post“ plugin: duplicated episodes now regenerate GUIDs and contributions are copied, too

Enhancements & Others

  • contributors form:
    • switch public name and real name fields
    • remove public email field (see deprecations)
    • move contact email field to general section
  • ADN module: add option to not fall back on episode cover when no episode image is present
  • adjust Bitlove script so it plays well with https sites
  • include date in tracking export filename
  • move web player settings to expert settings
  • public contributor emails are handled by the social module now, instead of being a contributor attribute

Deprecations & Migration

If you are using {{ contributor.publicemail }} in your templates, you should change it to something like the following:

{% for service in contributor.services({type: "email"}) %}
    <a target="_blank" href="{{ service.profileUrl }}">{{ service.rawValue }}</a>
{% endfor %}


  • fix bug in contribution counting
  • simplify internal cache key handling to avoid technical issues
  • support more licenses (CC4.0, CC0, Public Domain)
  • tracking: don’t count HEAD requests
  • tracking: add manual migration notice to delete accidentally recorded HEAD requests


  • improve HHVM compatibility
  • resolve bug concerning internal article linking
  • use WordPress method to generate default episode slugs for better results (if you are using a plugin that changes permalink slug behavior, that affects episode slugs now, too)


Episode Form Improvements

  • Reorder components
  • Display episode title in episode meta box
  • Auto-generate media file slug based on the episode title. This is useful if your file slugs match the episode title. But don’t worry, you can still change it to your liking if you prefer a different naming scheme.


  • Podlove Dashboard supports screen options
  • fix contribution counting in contributor table (you may have to hit the „repair“ button in Podlove > Support if you still see wrong numbers)
  • fix tracking data export
  • fix missing OpenGraph metadata
  • improved redirects: added sortability and individual entries can be deactivated without being deleted
  • contributor.id is accessible via template API now

As mentioned before, we will be phasing out PHP 5.3 soon. Please read the corresponding blog post for more details: http://podlove.org/2014/08/14/podlove-publisher-2-phasing-out-php-5-3/


  • fix caching issue (cache keys were too long in last update, resulting in no cache hits at all)
  • fix error when creating a new episode


Improvements to media file slugs

  • Slugs may contain slashes now. This allows storing asset files in subfolders and using the WordPress media uploader to manage files.
  • Media file validation is more consistent: when you get a green checkmark, the file is guaranteed to be valid and reachable.


  • Once we release Publisher 2.0, we will increase the minimum PHP version to 5.4 and recommend 5.5. A notice is now displayed in the system report if you are running a version requiring an upgrade.
  • Rename a method to avoid a bug in early PHP 5.3 versions


  • tracking now includes range headers
  • plugin-migrations are more robust now
  • add caching for OpenGraph module
  • fix escaping in database logger
  • fix feed validator for sites not using „pretty permalinks“
  • fix dashboard box state saving
  • fix generation of faulty URLs when tracking was on but pretty permalinks off
  • fix auto-insertion of nonexisting templates
  • fix routing issues when /%category%/%postname% is used as permalink structure
  • fix rare cache concurrency issues by introducing a 24h auto-expiry
  • remove „Critical Podlove Warnings“ — they are scary and don’t help a lot


  • Hotfix: remove wrong output in HTML sites
  • rework support page


Various Fixes and Enhancements

  • Supply web player API with more data: „publicationDate“ contains an ISO-8601 date and „show.url“ the URL to the show.
  • Auphonic UI improvement: When selecting a production, the „Select existing production“ option disappears.
  • Don’t pass redirect=no parameter to feed URLs
  • Ensure web player IDs are unique to avoid rendering bugs
  • Fix caching bug that lead to disappearing web player and download buttons
  • Fix redirection UI bug
  • Flush rewrite rules after migrations to avoid broken links



A simple yet effective caching strategy has been implemented. This is used to cache rendered site segments. A complete cache invalidation happens when podcast related data changes. This should be a good start since such data rarely changes (mostly when a new episode is published). In a Multisite setup, each site handles its cache separately.

This is implemented using the Transients API. By default, WordPress uses the database as a caching backend. If you want to squeeze out even more speed, consider installing a Persistent Cache Plugin which replaces the database with a more efficient caching backend, such as memcached or APC. That might require some fiddling around, though.

Caching can be deactivated in the wp-config.php with the following line: define('PODLOVE_TEMPLATE_CACHE', false);

  • Cache Publisher templates
  • Cache feed discovery header
  • Cache Bitlove widget
  • Other minor performance improvements


  • There is now a default template containing the player and download section
  • Episode contributions can be sorted by comment and position, for example: episode.contributors({orderby: "comment", order: "DESC"}) or episode.contributors({orderby: „position“, order: „ASC“})
  • Iterate over the list of episode tags: {% for tag in episode.tags({order: "DESC", orderby: "count"}) %} {{ tag.name }} {% endfor %}


  • Display available processing time in Auphonic production box
  • Episode slugs may contain a wider variety of characters now, such as umlauts.
  • Feeds now only contain contributors with an URI. Also, output of contributors in feeds can be filtered by group and/or role.
  • New donation option for Auphonic Credits
  • Remove scary debug output on failed media file validations. This can be found in the log now.
  • Fix Auphonic authentication issue by providing the whole certificate chain
  • Fix contributor related feed rendering issue


We decided to remove the „Force Download“ feature. Its purpose was to guarantee that a click on a download button results in a download dialogue, rather than playing the media file in the browser. The way we implemented it worked, but came with many downsides. Just to name two of them:
1) We doubled the traffic and significantly increased load since we had to pull all the bytes through the webserver in addition to the download server (even if both are the same).
2) It was impossible to support HTTP range requests. That means no client was able to resume a broken or paused download. It also seemed to lead to strange behaviour in the web player.

But there is another, superior way to force downloads: configure your download server. The important setting here is Content-Disposition.

In Apache, you need the headers module (a2enmod headers on Debian-ish distributions). Then you can add this to your configuration:

<FilesMatch "\.(mp3|m4a|ogg|oga|ogv|opus|mpg|m4v|webm|flac|pdf|epub|zip)$">
    Header set Content-Disposition attachment


$HTTP["url"] =~ "\.(mp3|m4a|ogg|oga|ogv|opus|mpg|m4v|webm|flac|pdf|epub|zip)$" {
    setenv.add-response-header = ("Content-Disposition" => "attachment")


if ($request_filename ~ "\.(mp3|m4a|ogg|oga|ogv|opus|mpg|m4v|webm|flac|pdf|epub)$"){
    add_header Content-Disposition 'attachment';

Other Changes

  • Trim whitespace around some URLs that appear in the podcast feed.
  • Update certificate for auth.podlove.org
  • Fix an issue with saving contributors in Podlove > Podcast Settings > Contributors



  • Never redirect media file URLs to trailing-slash-URLs (WordPress has a habit of adding a trailing slash to every URL via redirect. That is undesirable here, since it create two download intents).
  • Handle empty user agent strings
  • Do not write anything to tracking-database unless tracking is in analytics mode.


  • Compress export files via gzip.
  • Add tracking data to export files.



  • For increased compatibility (we are looking at you, iTunes), new file URLs without parameters are used when analytics are active.
  • Add &ptm_file=<episode-slug>.<file-extension> parameter to the end of Parameter-URLs, so tools like wget generate a filename with a correct extension by default.
  • Feed URLs now support a &tracking=no parameter, which dynamically disables tracking parameters in feed enclosures. This is introduced for debugging purposes and is only mentioned here for the sake of completeness.
  • Fix PHP glitch that caused tracking to go into „Tracking URL Parameters“ mode even when it was disabled

ADN Module

  • Fix issue that could lead to repostings
  • Fix tags description
  • Messages longer than 256 characters will be shortened now and „…“ will be appended


  • Fix: reenable „force download“ option


We discovered incompatibilities between our tracking implementation and some clients. To avoid further trouble, we are deactivating tracking until we solve the issue. The option is still available, we just switch it off automatically with this release and it isn’t on by default any more.

If you’re of the curious type, feel free to activate it and tell us any issues you run into. Thanks!


  • Fix: When tracking was active but no geo-location database available, downloads would fail. This exception is handled correctly now. You can check the status of tracking and the geo-location database in Expert Settings > Tracking


  • Feature: Services in templates can be filtered by their type. That way, you can, for example, iterate over all Twitter accounts via podcast.services({type: "twitter"}). The previous „type“ parameter (for choosing between „social“, „donation“ and „all“) has been renamed to „category“. All default templates have been adjusted accordingly but if you were using this API in a custom template, you need to change it.
  • Feature: podcast.contributors in templates are sorted by name now. You can change the order by writing podcast.contributors({order: "DESC"}). When using grouping, each group will be sorted separately.
  • Feature: podcast.contributors({scope: "global-active"}) is limited to contributors with at least one contribution in a published episode. To list contributors ignoring this limitation, use podcast.contributors({scope: "global"}). „global-active“ is the new default.
  • Feature: Allow manual posting of ADN announcements
  • Feature: Add contributor support to ADN announcements
  • Feature: We are beginning to implement download intent tracking and statistics. As a first step, we are now tracking download intents. A following release will contain an analytics section where you can examine the statistics.
  • Feature: The feed <link> can be configured in Expert Settings > Website now. It still defaults to the home page. Other options include the episode archive and any WordPress page.
  • Enhancement: remove encryption for „protected feed“ password to prevent autofill browser features to destroy contents
  • Enhancement: default WordPress search now covers episode subtitle, summary and chapters
  • Enhancement: add Vimeo, Gittip and about.me to services
  • Enhancement: The expert setting „Display episodes on front page together with blog posts“ changed to „Include episode posts on the front page and in the blog feed“. So if you set it, episodes will additionally appear in /feed. However, only in the form of a post. You will not find enclosures, iTunes metadata etc. in /feed items.
  • Enhancement: sort chapters imported from Auphonic by time
  • Enhancement: Changes to feed list: redirect URL is shown and added screen options to hide columns
  • Enhancement: Added Publisher version as an attribute to the export file. If a file is imported with a version different from the current Publisher, a warning is displayed.
  • Fix: enable group and role selection in contributor shortcodes
  • Fix: failing delayed ADN broadcast
  • Fix: stop sending ADN announcements for old episodes
  • Fix: refresh of Auphonic presets keeps current preset
  • Fix: contributor.episodes does not return duplicate episodes any more
  • Fix: Jabber URL scheme is now prefixed with jabber:
  • Fix: Display podcast subtitle in feed description (it was the blog description before)
  • Fix: Hide contributors missing a URI from feeds
  • Fix: Escaping issue when saving podcast description settings


  • Feature: Direct episode access in templates via {{ podcast.episodes({slug: 'pod001'}).title }}
  • Feature: Episodes in templates can be filtered and ordered, for example {{ podcast.episodes({orderby: 'title', 'order': 'ASC'}) }}. For details, see podcast.episodes documentation
  • Feature: Direct contributor access in templates via {{ podcast.contributors({id: 'john'}).name }}
  • Feature: Add shortcode [podlove-podcast-social-media-list], which lists all social media accounts for the podcast
  • Feature: Add shortcode [podlove-podcast-donations-list], which lists all donation accounts for the podcast
  • Feature: Add tag support for Auphonic
  • Enhancement: Add „Save and Continue Editing“ buttons to all table based management screens
  • Enhancement: Use translations for month and day names in formatted template dates (if a language other than english is used)
  • Enhancement: Add refresh buttons for Auphonic preset selector
  • Enhancement: Pass more data to web player (as preparation for the next release)
  • Enhancement: Improved export format: It has its own namespace and a version now. Publisher version and export date are included as XML comments. XML elements are indented for better readability.
  • Remove default content for new templates
  • Fix: „Network Activate“ works now
  • Fix: group and role filters for [podlove-podcast-contributor-list] shortcode work as expected now
  • Fix: Add services and donations to export format
  • Fix: episode.player in episode loops, outside the WordPress loop works now
  • Fix: Auphonic chapter integration issue
  • Fix: Instagram URL scheme


  • Fix: contributor services will be saved correctly
  • Enhancement: add a donation column to contributor management table


Changes to the Templating System

episode.recordingDate and `episode.publicationDate` are DateTime objects now. Available accessors are: year, month, day, hours, minutes, seconds. For custom formatting, use `episode.recordingDate.format("Y-m-d H:i:s")` for example. Calling `episode.recordingDate` directly is still supported and defaults to the format configured in WordPress.

Other Changes

  • Enhancement: Add refresh buttons for ADN patter and broadcast channel selectors
  • Fix: Avoid „Grey Goo“ scenario of self-replicating contributors


  • Hotfix: solve migration issue


Changes to the Templating System

  • New filter: padLeft(padCharacter, padLength) can be used to append a character to the left of the given string until a certain length is reached. Example: {{ "4"|padLeft("0",2) }} returns „04“;
  • For consistency {{ contributor.avatar }} is now an object. To render an HTML image tag, use {% include '@contributors/avatar.twig' with {'avatar': contributor.avatar} only %}.
  • {{ episode.duration }} has been turned into an object to enable custom time renderings. The duration object has the following accessors: hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds and totalMilliseconds.


  • {{ episode.duration }} should not be used any more. The default templates are updated but if you have used it in a custom template, you must replace it. Example: {{ episode.duration.hours }}:{{ episode.duration.minutes|padLeft("0",2) }}:{{ episode.duration.seconds|padLeft("0",2) }}
  • {{ episode.license.html }} and {{ podcast.license.html }} are deprecated. Use {% include '@core/license.twig' %} for the previous behaviour of choosing the correct license based on context. If you want to be more specific, use {% include '@core/license.twig' with {'license': episode.license} %} or {% include '@core/license.twig' with {'license': podcast.license} %}.

Other Changes

  • Feature: ADN Module supports broadcasts
  • Enhancement: Contributor shortcode defaults to donations="yes" to avoid confusion
  • Enhancement: [podlove-episode-downloads] now uses templates internally
  • Enhancement: Added 500px, Last.fm, OpenStreetMap and Soup to Services
  • Enhancement: Use custom contributor social/donation titles as icon titles
  • Enhancement: Template form has a „Save Changes and Continue Editing“ button now
  • Enhancement: feed validation is asynchronous now and has improved performance
  • Enhancement: Licenses have a new interface and are compatible with Auphonic now: they can be imported from a finished production and are included when creating a production.
  • Enhancement: Default MySQL character set is utf8 now when creating tables
  • Enhancement: Add datepicker for episode recording date
  • Fix: all default contributors appear in new episodes again
  • Fix: change Tumblr URLs from https to http since Tumblr does not support them
  • Fix: [podlove-podcast-contributor-list] shows the correct contributors now
  • Fix: internal template warning when accessing empty contributor roles or groups
  • Fix: episode rendering when no files are available
  • Fix: flattr script in rss feeds
  • Fix: importer issue where sometimes modules would not activate properly


  • Feature: add template filter formatBytes to format an integer as kilobytes, megabytes etc. Example: {{ file.size|formatBytes }}
  • Feature: New accessor {{ file.id }}. This is required to generate download forms.
  • Fix: [podlove-episode-contributor-list] shortcode: Firstly, the „title“ attribute works again. Secondly, output by group is optional now and defaults to „not grouped“ (as it was before 1.10). If you are using contributor groups and would like grouped output, use [podlove-episode-contributor-list groupby="group"]
  • Fix: division by zero bug in statistics dashboard
  • Fix: parse time in statistics dashboard correctly as normalplaytime
  • Fix: add missing template accessor {{ episode.recordingDate }}
  • Remove separate „publication date“ field in episodes. Instead, use the episode post publication date maintained by WordPress. It can be accessed via {{ episode.publicationDate }}
  • Fix: missing contributor-edit-icon on last entries


  • Fix: podlove-episode-contributor-list shortcode: add support for „group“ and „role“ attributes
  • Fix: podlove-episode-contributor-list shortcode: fix broken flattr button
  • Fix: feed widget: only compress if zlib extension is loaded


All-new, mighty Templating system

You can now use the Twig Template Syntax in all templates. Access all podcast/episode data via the new template API. Please read the Template Guide to get started.

If you have used templates before, please note that some shortcodes are now DEPRECATED. That means they still work but will be removed at some point. Following is a list of affected shortcodes and their replacements:

Instead of [podlove-web-player], write {{ episode.player }}.

Instead of [podlove-podcast-license], write {{ podcast.license.html }}.

Instead of [podlove-episode-license], write {{ episode.license.html }}.

Instead of [podlove-episode field="subtitle"], write {{ episode.subtitle }}. Instead of [podlove-episode field="summary"], write {{ episode.summary }} etc. When in doubt, look at the Episode Template Reference.

Changing the podcast data shortcodes works exactly the same: Instead of [podlove-podcast field="title"], write {{ podcast.title }} etc. When in doubt, look at the Podcast Template Reference.

Other Changes

  • Feature: The Podlove dashboard includes a section for feeds if you activate the „Feed Validation“ module. It is intended as an overview for the state of your feeds. It shows the latest modification date, the number of entries, compressed and uncompressed size and the latest item. Additionally, you can validate your feeds against the w3c feed validator right from the dashboard.
  • Feature“ Better Bitlove integration. There is a new setting in Podlove > Podcast Feeds > Directory Settings called „Available via Bitlove?“. It checks if there is a corresponding Bitlove feed and verifies it on a regular basis.
  • Feature: Support for the oEmbed format
  • New shortcode: [podlove-episode-list] lists all episodes including their episode image, publication date, title, subtitle and duration chronologically. This replaces the archive pages generated by the Archivist – Custom Archive Templates plugin, if you are using it right now.
  • New shortcode: [podlove-feed-list] lists all public feeds
  • New shortcode: [podlove-global-contributor-list] shows all podcast contributors and lists related episodes.
  • New shortcode: [podlove-podcast-contributor-list] shows regular podcast contributors
  • Enhancement: The feed title may now include the asset title for easier discovery. This setting can be found at Podlove > Feed Settings
  • Changed shortcode: [podlove-contributor-list] is DEPRECATED. Please use [podlove-episode-contributor-list] instead.
  • Enhancement: add „autogrow“ feature to chaptermarks text field
  • Enhancement: globally hide the migration-tool banner once dismissed rather than per-client via cookie
  • Fix: When setting the chapter asset to manual, delete all chapter caches to avoid hiccups
  • Fix: Contributor links in the backend use an ID now rather than the contributor slug. That way they work when no slug is set.
  • Fix ADN backslash escaping issue in post titles
  • Fix: all contributions can be deleted


  • Enhancement: Take over chapters when switching from chapter asset to manual
  • Enhancement: Contributor tables look better in a wider range of themes
  • Fix: Auphonic module: Buttons cannot be clicked again while the corresponding action is in progress


  • Enhancement: Split podcast settings into tabs.
  • Enhancement: Import/Export module supports contributors and contributions
  • Enhancement: Separate „default contributors“ and „podcast contributors“. You can configure default contributors in „Contributor Settings > Defaults“ and podcast contributors in „Podcast Settings > Contributors“. Display podcast contributors using the shortcode [podlove-podcast-contributor-list].
  • Enhancements: Plethora of adjustments in contributor interfaces to avoid confusions and smoothen workflows
  • Feature: Contributions may have a public comment (to describe the context of the person), which can be displayed in contributor lists.
  • Fix: Skip contributions with missing contributors.


  • Fix: episode images when using manual entry
  • Fix: do not include episodes in blog feed
  • Fix: paged feed calculation of number of pages when using global Publisher default
  • Fix: remove unused IDs from contributor lists


  • Fix: several contributor episode form bugs
  • Fix: sum of all media file sizes in dashboard statistics
  • Add lost bugfix: Bundle crt file to avoid StartSSL trust issues.


  • Enhancement: WordPress has an option to close commenting for posts after a certain amount of days. This now also applies to podcast episodes.
  • Enhancement: Fallback for Contributor Names.
  • We had to change the generated Flattr URL for contributors in episodes to a less error prone scheme. Flattr counts for those buttons will therefore reset to 0 (the actual clicks are not lost! they are just not displayed).
  • fix sum of all media file sizes in dashboard statistics
  • fix license URLs
  • fix feed paging issue
  • Fix: Feed Item Limit is now displayed correctly
  • Fix: Ignore deleted contributors if they were assigned to an Episode or Podcast
  • Fix: activation / deactivation of multiple modules at once works as expected now
  • add filter „podlove_enable_gzip_for_feeds“ to disable gzip feed compression
  • Contributor role and group columns will be hidden if no roles or groups were added


  • fix and enhance dashboard statistics
  • gender statistics: use episode contributions instead of contributors for counting


  • fix redirect issue after podcast migrations
  • fix legacy ADN module publishing issue
  • only show itunes:complete in feeds if it is set avoid a feedvalidator.org bug
  • add experimental episode fun facts in dashboard
  • add PayPal Button link in contributor settings
  • other contributor admin enhancements
  • contributor public name defaults to real name now


  • Contributor Module improvements
    • New icon graphics
    • „Contributor Groups“ as a new way to divide contributors by participation. For example, you might want to have a „Team“ group and one for supporting contributions.
    • No more default roles. It’s just not possible to provide a sensible default set. So just add the ones you need 🙂 (existing roles will not be deleted)
    • The contributors defined in Podcast Settings > Contributors are now the default contributors for new episodes
    • Reworked contributor management table. Better use of space, hideable columns, avatars and more.
    • Reworked episode contributor table. Avatars, edit links and more.
    • Support for more services
    • … and a bunch of other tweaks
  • Web Player Update: compatible with WordPress theme „Twenty Fourteen“
  • Fix: don’t gzip feeds when zlib compression is active
  • Fix: episode media file checkbox width for WP3.8
  • Fix: menu icons for WP3.8


  • Fix: gzip feeds on compatible systems only (avoids failing feed generation)
  • Fix: Feed paging (again)


  • Fix: provide global feed limit default on setup
  • Fix: managing contributor roles no longer outputs permission issues
  • Fix: corrected a faulty „Add New“ contributor link
  • Fix: paged feeds were broken


  • Fix: Module: Contributors prevent initial migration to import duplicate contributors
  • Fix: Module: Contributors Fix faulty default roles

1.9.0 / 1.9.1

New Module: Contributors

Podcasts are not possible without their active communities. Huge contributions are being made behind the scenes and nobody notices except the podcaster. The contributors module shines light on all those diligent people. It’s now easy to manage contributors of an episode and list them on the blog. The list contains references to their social profiles and the donation service Flattr. Shortcode to display them in an episode post: [podlove-contributor-list].

Simple Protected Feeds

You can now protect some or all of your feeds using HTTP authentication. Authenticate via a defined username and password or use the WordPress user database as backend.

License Selector

We built an interface to generate a Creative Commons license for your podcast and episodes. You can still use a custom URL and name if you don’t want a CC license. Use [podlove-podcast-license] and [podlove-episode-license] to display them in your episode posts.

Other Changes

  • Feature: Add „Expert Settings“ option to always redirect to media files instead of forcing a browser download. This is interesting for you if you want to minimize traffic on your server hosting the Publisher.
  • Feature: add global setting to configure feed item limits
  • Feature: Set „itunes:explicit“ tag per episode if you want to (you have to activate the feature in the expert settings)
  • Enhancement: Feeds are delivered with gzip compression if possible
  • Enhancement: Support for temporary redirects in expert settings
  • Fix: keep ?redirect=no flag in paged feeds
  • Fix: Module: Import/Export Importing episodes no longer causes floods of ADN posts.
  • Fix: Module: Auphonic respect Auphonic chapter offset
  • DEPRECATED: podlove-contributors shortcode. Use podlove-contributor-list instead


  • Feature: Update Web Player to 2.0.17 (for realsies). It fixes an issue with icon/font display.


  • Feature: Update Web Player to 2.0.17
  • Bugfix: Fix PHP 5.3 issue in import module


  • Feature: New module for Import/Export. Now you can easily move all your podcast data to another WordPress instance.
  • Feature: Add support for <itunes:complete> tag. If there won’t be any additional episodes, you can go to Podlove > Podcast Settings and activate this setting.
  • Bugfix: Bundle crt file to avoid StartSSL trust issues.


  • Hotfix: Removes incompletely updated license feature which wasn’t supposed to be in that release in the first place. Sorry!


  • Feature: Update Web Player to 2.0.16
  • Enhancement: Render Twitter and OpenGraph tags using a DOM-Generator to avoid all possible escaping issues.
  • Enhancement: Allow multiple mime types for web player config slots. Fixes an issue with Firefox and Opus.
  • Enhancement: I CAN HAZ SECURETEH?! auth.podlove.org haz https nao.
  • Bugfix: Module settings screen rendering issue with PHP 5.3
  • Bugfix: Fix link to shortcode documentation

1.8.7 / 1.8.8

  • Enhancement: Refined Auphonic Workflow: Always import duration and slug; new option to automatically start productions after creation; new option to automatically publish episodes as soon as the production is ready
  • Hotfix: escaping issue


  • Enhancement: Change feed redirect hook and priority so it works better with Domain Mapping plugin
  • Enhancement: Extend OpenGraph metadata by post thumbnail and episode description (thanks smichaelsen!)
  • Feature: Update Web Player to 2.0.15
  • Fix: Solve rare issue where first chapter line would be ignored
  • Fix: Firefox display issue in migration assistant

1.8.5 (2013-08-11)

  • Fix: JavaScript issue preventing certain UI elements from working correctly (Tagging, Auphonic, …)

1.8.4 (2013-07-27)

  • Fix: Performance issue in Auphonic plugin

1.8.3 (2013-07-27)

  • Enhancement: dates with leading zeros in Auphonic module
  • Enhancement: Auphonic UI smoothifications
  • Enhancement: Update assets after successful production

1.8.2 (2013-07-27)

Auphonic integration Enhancements

  • Preset is only applied once
  • Add Text for „Open Production“ button
  • „Start Production“ button more prominent

1.8.1 (2013-07-27)

  • Fix Release

1.8.0 (2013-07-27)

  • Auphonic Module Update. You are now able to manage productions directly from within the Publisher without visiting Auphonic at all. As always, any feedback is more than welcome.
  • App.net Module Update. Support for Patter, language annotations and delayed posting.
  • Enhancement: Control sequence in which audio elements are printed in the web player. This encourages browsers to use superior codecs (rather than mp3).

1.7.3 (2013-07-18)

  • Enhancement: Show expected and actual mime type in log when an error occurs
  • Bugfix: Fix Bitlove integration
  • Bugfix: Correctly hide content in password protected posts
  • Bugfix: ADN Plugin announced new episode every time the episode got saved
  • Fix some PHP 5.4 Strict warnings

1.7.2 (2013-07-11)

  • Feature: Update Web Player to 2.0.13
  • Bugfix: Feed web player with existing/valid files only
  • Bugfix: Downloads work without JavaScript enabled
  • Bugfix: Episode previews should work now
  • Bugfix: Migration Assistant: you are now able to import file slugs containing dots
  • Bugfix: Fix podlove_alternate_url issue

1.7.1 (2013-07-06)

  • Logging Module: Deactivate sending of mails until we figure out what causes some misbehaviours
  • Enhancement: System Report: check for SimpleXML availability
  • Bugfix: ADN Announcements should work with all kinds of templates now

1.7.0-alpha (2013-07-03)

  • New Module: App.net. Right now, it lets you announce new podcast episodes on ADN whenever you publish a new one. It’s the groundwork for more ADN integrations. (Thanks @chemiker!)
  • New Module: Auphonic. We did not shy away from writing a completely new module to present to you the best Auphonic integration the world has seen in a WordPress plugin. It replaces the previous one („Auphonic Production Data“). You are now able to import Auphonic production data without the need for a production description file. Like the ADN module, this lays the groundwork for much deeper Auphonic integration. (Thanks @chemiker!)
  • Enhancement: Return the correct content type when initiating a download so devices may choose intelligently whether to save the file or open it in a certain application.
  • Enhancement: Remove download button styles so the style adjusts based on used browser and theme
  • Bugfix: Fix incompatibility to some file name schemes
  • Bugfix: Fix 404 status for paged feedburner feeds


  • Bugfix: use NPT library


  • Fix release issues


  • Enhancement: Move file types settings to expert settings
  • Enhancement: Saving a template redirects to template list
  • Enhancement: System Report is a readonly textarea
  • Enhancement: Group modules
  • Enhancement: When creating an asset: if that web player slot is not taken yet, assign it automatically
  • Enhancement: Accept time formats with minutes > 59 if no hours are given
  • Bugfix: Fix „Chapters Visibility“ setting


  • Enhancement: When validating, ignore timeouts (so files don’t disappear from feeds just because one request took too long)
  • Enhancement: When episode permalinks are invalid, try to autoresolve by switching to „Use Post Permastruct“
  • Bugfix: Fix some expert setting migration issues
  • Bugfix: Hide invalid media files from downloads


  • Feature: Feeds are sortable
  • Feature: You can revalidate single media files in the dashboard
  • Enhancement: Use pretty status icons
  • Enhancement: Add „sortable handle“ for asset and feed lists, so the sortability feature is more discoverable
  • Enhancement: Add „Podlove“ entry to WordPress toolbar
  • Enhancement: Organize „Expert Settings“ into tabs
  • Enhancement: Don’t log „File not Modified“
  • Bugfix: Activate feature „Activate asset for all existing episodes“ for pending episodes
  • Bugfix: Solve issue with chapter asset cache invalidation
  • Bugfix: Solve chapter encoding issue when chapters start with umlauts
  • Bugfix: Fix video display in some themes
  • Other small UI changes in various places


  • Bugfix: use manual chapter entries if available
  • Bugfix: PSC assets work properly
  • Bugfix: URL magic doesn’t interfere with other post types
  • Bugfix: deactivate preload in web player


  • Bugfix: „Display episodes on front page together with blog posts“ works again
  • Bugfix: chapters at 0 seconds are not ignored any more
  • Bugfix: correctly show feed title in deletion confirmation
  • Bugfix: handle missing/invalid PSC file with appropriate grace
  • Bugfix: remove player from feed
  • Bugfix: fix false negatives in error log; reenable logging-mails
  • Bugfix: fix timezone in logs


  • Bugfix: fix template autoinsert migration issue


  • Bugfix: fix call-time pass-by-reference
  • Bugfix: deactivate logging-mails until we find out what’s wrong


  • Feature: New modules „Asset Validation“ and „Logging“. Automatically verify assets once in a while (fresh posts will be validated more often than old posts). Detailed logging in Podlove dashboard. Receive an email when all episode assets are unavailable.
  • Feature: always print PSC in feed if any chapter format is available (psc, mp4chaps, json)
  • Feature: upgrade web player to v2.0.10
  • Enhancement: template autoinsert settings are on templates page now
  • Enhancement: correctly fall back to podcast image when episode image is activated but missing
  • Enhancement: various UI fixes (thanks @MaZderMind)
  • Enhancement: improve feed deletion dialogue
  • Enhancement: default title for episode assets is file format title
  • Bugfix: solve permalink issue after migrations
  • Bugfix: migrate comment hierarchy correctly


  • Feature: PubSubHubbub support via new module
  • Enhancement: Check for iconv availability in system report
  • Turn permalink compatibility up to eleven


  • Bugfix: more robust permalink fix


  • Bugfix: Fix using the same permalink structure / 404 on pages


  • Enhancement: episodes may share the same permalink structure with WordPress posts
  • Enhancement: episode archive url can be configured
  • Enhancement: run system report more intelligently
  • Enhancement: Auphonic module works more smoothly for new episodes
  • Enhancement: Fallback to 302 redirects for HTTP/1.0 clients
  • Enhancement: Confirm before deleting feeds and templates
  • Enhancement: Parse time strictly following the NPT specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/media-frags/#npttimedef
  • Bugfix: don’t use feed redirect when a feed archive page is specified


Minor fixes and improvements:

  • feed: remove style tags from content:encoded (feedvalidator.org warning)
  • feed: ensure description precedes content:encoded (feedvalidator.org warning)
  • prevent feed proxy issue
  • HEAD requests for paged feeds return correct responses
  • enable paging for /podcast archives
  • add description to redirect settings
  • rename „record date“ to „recording date“


  • Hotfix: ignore empty redirect rules


  • Bugfix: The podcast archive is available via /podcast again.


  • Enhancement: always show critical errors found by system report
  • Enhancement: flush rewrite rules after migration and feed changes
  • Enhancement: redirect settings support URL parameters


  • Feature: configure permanent redirects in Expert Settings
  • Bugfix: fix feed url generation for „default style“ permalinks
  • Bugfix: migration assistant shows enclosure errors/warnings
  • Bugfix: add missing atom prefix in feed link elements
  • Bugfix: generate valid episode permalinks for „Default“/“Not Pretty“ permalink settings
  • Bugfix: change default episode permalink structure from %podcast% to podcast/%podcast% to avoid conflicts with those setups using %postname% as WordPress permalink — which is quite common.


  • Bugfix: fix system report issue
  • Bugfix: fix feed setting „No limit. Include all items.“


  • Bugfix: add Auphonic metadata file type
  • Bugfix: fix bug regarding limiting feed items


  • Bugfix: reactivate /podcast url


  • Feature: „Soft Launch“ for migration tool. It isn’t activated by default but if you are adventurous, feel free to give it a try. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
  • Feature: Support paged feeds (RFC5005) so clients may always fetch all episodes even if the default feed only contains the most recent episodes
  • Feature/Change: Similar to the web player setting, you now can insert templates automatically at the beginning or end of a post. You could even create multiple templates, one to append and one to prepend. This replaces the previous template-autoinsert feature.
  • Feature: New module „Auphonic Production Data“. Thanks @tobybaier!
  • Enhancement: Update Web Player to v2.0.7
  • Enhancement: open graph title is podcast title


  • Feature: Option to autoinsert web player at beginning or end of post
  • Feature: Add „Support“ page including a system report
  • Enhancement: Add .post class to article-classes list to improve theme compatibility
  • Bugfix: Fix feed validation mixup
  • Bugfix: Support „future publishing“ of episodes (thanks Marc!)


  • Bugfix: Fix some media file mixups


  • Feature: Two new episode fields publication_date and record_date. Accessible via episode shortcode. Must be enabled in expert settings.
  • Feature: Assets can be sorted via drag’n’drop. Influences download button/list order.
  • Bugfix: fix „No More Enclosures“ feature. I was using a deprecated hook
  • Enhancement: upgrade Podlove Web Player to 2.0.5
  • Enhancement: move episode asset url to expert settings
  • Change: Drop support for Atom feeds
  • Change: Remove support for mnemonic and Episode Assistant module

In the beginning, everything evolved around the episode numbers and the
mnemonic. Then, it made sense to support this concept by something like the
episode assistant.

Now, the mnemonic is merely an afterthought. It’s used by no part of
the system except the episode assistant. And this doesn’t do a lot that
can’t be done without it either. So we decided to drop both for now.

A similar concept might return once we tackle stuff like seasons.


  • Enhancement: enforce trailing slash at the end media file base url
  • Enhancement: fix huge download-select-font
  • Enhancement: doublecheck curl availability
  • Bugfix: double quote escaping for Web Player title, subtitle and summary


  • Enhancement: upgrade Podlove Web Player to 2.0.4


  • Feature: Setting for Web Player to show or hide chapters by default
  • Enhancement: Open Graph now correctly excludes non-audio assets
  • Enhancement: „File not found“ errors now result in some debug output which may help tracing the issue
  • Enhancement: upgrade Podlove Web Player
  • Bugfix: Generated Template shortcodes now use the „id“ attribute rather than „title“


  • Enhancement: remove mediaelementjs demo files


  • Enhancement: upgrade Podlove Web Player
  • Enhancement: improve handling of url_fopen setting
  • Enhancement: feed item limit is now a select box. default is now „all“ instead of „WordPress Default“


  • Hotfix: solve White Screen of Death issue for PHP 5.4


  • Bugfix: allow deletion of unused assets
  • Enhancement: if an asset shouldn’t be deleted, display where it’s in use (allow deletion anyway)
  • Enhancement: Downloads redirect to file if allow_url_fopen is disabled.


  • Enhancement: always add a trailing slash to media file base url
  • Bugfix: trying to fix escaping part whatnotsoever


  • Hotfix: slugs are not forced into lowercase any more


  • Feature: Module for Bitlove.org support! Adds links to torrent-files to the downloads-section of your episodes.
  • Feature: add video support for web player
  • Enhancement: fix a (possibly rare) memory bug when downloading files
  • Enhancement: enable episodes on home page by default
  • Enhancement: change default download widget style to the select-thingy
  • Bugfix: fix feed warning


  • Bugfix: fix issue with 3rd party custom post types
  • Enhancement: improve Feed Settings screen


  • Feature: new style for file downloads [podlove-episode-downloads style="select"]
  • Enhancement: Solve feed url issues:
    ** ensure validity on save
    ** support non-pretty url format
  • Enhancement: un-default some modules: episode assistant, twitter card summary
  • Enhancement: fix asset & feed setting redirect issue
  • Enhancement: add caption file types
  • Enhancement: new icons!
  • Enhancement: allow underscores and dots in slugs
  • Bugfix: fix issue with multiple backslash-escapings


  • Hotfix: fix 404 issue concerning episode prefixes and posts


  • Feature: ajaxy asset revalidation in dashboard
  • Feature: duration support for web player
  • Feature: add option to provide web players with opus format
  • Enhancement: slightly improved web player settings pane
  • Enhancement: deprecate [podlove-template title=““] in favor of [podlove-template id=““] for clarity
  • Enhancement: move category support for episodes into a module
  • Enhancement: force feed & episode slugs into url conformity
  • update plugin description and add a FAQ section


  • Bugfix: Podcast model works with switch_to_blog now


  • Enhancement: don’t embed cover image fallback in feed as episode image when there is no episode image
  • Feature: add action link for assets to enable it for all existing episodes. useful when adding a new asset for an existing podcast


  • Enhancement: Image input fields try to show pasted image immediately
  • Enhancement: remove unused „post episode to show“ setting
  • Bugfix: fix asset preview glitch when changing the episode slug
  • Bugfix: fix GUID upgrade migration


  • Hotfix: too much escaping when get_magic_quotes is on


  • Enhancement: rectify feed generator title
  • Bugfix: add missing sql escaping


  • Bugfix: fix episode image fallback to podcast image


  • Enhancement: In feed settings, URL preview updates live now
  • Enhancement: „Add New“ button in blank list table views
  • Enhancement: display <language> tag in RSS channel and correct xml:lang in ATOM
  • Enhancement: forbid asset deletion when used in feed or web player
  • Bugfix: Templates list view highlights template preview correctly now for more than one entry
  • Bugfix: remove duplicate rel=“self“ entry from RSS feeds
  • Bugfix: correct escaping for all input fields
  • Bugfix: fix 404s when using an empty episode url prefix


  • Bugfix: Minor WordPress 3.5 compatibility issue
  • Bugfix: Use correct shortcodes in default template
  • Enhancement: Add support for [podlove-episode field="title"]
  • Enhancement: Improve auto-updating of media files. It will now work correctly without the need to save the post after changing the media file slug. It updates every time you change the slug and lose focus of the input field.


  • Bugfix: pages and menu items don’t appear unexpectedly in main loop any more
  • Bugfix: when using the WordPress importer, don’t create new GUIDs
  • Enhancement: rename GUID meta so it doesn’t appear as custom field


  • Hotfix: fix asset creation issue


  • Enhancement: Use episode image fallback to podcast image in webplayer.


  • Feature: When using manual mp4chaps style chapter marks, the Publisher generates „Podlove Simple Chapters“ for the feed automatically. Includes link support using chevrons (example: 00:00:00 Intro <http://podlove.org>).


  • update web player to 1.2.1


  • Feature: Podlove Deep Linking support
  • Feature: support for new web player
  • Bugfix: enable tag and category search results for all post types
  • Bugfix: Feed item limit setting works now
  • Bugfix: avoid rare curl warning
  • Bugfix: improve feed validity
  • Enhancement: remove unused feed setting show description
  • Enhancement: Podlove feeds don’t override /feed/* WordPress feeds any more
  • Enhancement: Rename plugin to „Podlove Podcast Publisher“
  • Enhancement: Move asset assignments from podcast settings to asset settings


  • Bugfix: don’t show milliseconds in feed so feedvalidator.org stops complaining


  • Fix deployment bug, delete unused files from SVN


  • Bugfix: check for asset relations (not just media file relations) when trying to delete assets
  • Bugfix: asset form can handle file types using brackets now
  • Bugfix: There was an undocumented way to just show episodes on the front page. However, this made using static pages as front page unusable. So for now, this functionality has been deactivated. The expert option to display both episodes and articles on the front page is not affected and will continue to work.
  • Enhancement: duration is now normalized and can be printed full (HH:MM:SS.mmm) or HH:MM:SS using [podlove-episode field="duration" format="full/HH:MM:SS"]
  • Enhancement: curl requests set user agent


  • Bugfix: forbid deletion of episode assets referenced by existing media files
  • Bugfix: fix episode asset type selector


  • Feature: add episode image shortcode [podlove-episode field="image"]
  • Bugfix: fix some bugs
  • Enhancement: when creating new form entries, the user is now redirected to the index page rather than the edit form


  • Feature: 4 new podcast fields: publisher_name, publisher_url, license_name, license_url
  • Feature: Shortcode [podlove-podcast] to access podcast data. See Shortcode Documentation for more details.
  • Feature: Shortcode [podlove-episode] to access episode data. all previous episode accessors are deprecated! See Shortcode Documentation for more details.
  • Feature: Add support for tags and categories in episodes.
  • Feature: Chapter File (txt and psc) as episode asset
  • Feature: Feed redirects can be a) turned off and b) permanent c) temporary
  • Feature: Module for Twitter Card support
  • Enhancement: Minor template editor enhancements and updated default template.
  • Enhancement: Enable revisions for episodes.
  • Enhancement: RSS/Atom cleanup. Less WordPress, more Podlove.
  • Enhancement: UI improvements in episode asset forms
  • Enhancement: Menu reorganisation. Moved important stuff up, expert stuff down. Separate site for modules.


  • Nothing. Just some WordPress-Plugin-Directory-Thingamajig-Version-Foobar.


  • Feature: Episode templates. Go to Podlove > Templates to find out more. See Shortcode Documentation for more details.
  • Feature: Custom GUID for episodes. A GUID in the form of „podlove-timehash“ is generated for each new episode. It removes the ambiguity of the permalink-ish looking WordPress GUID. Bonus: If you need podcatchers to redownload all media files (maybe you detected a glitch in your files and fixed it), you are now able to change the GUID to achieve that.
  • Enhancement: remove episode excerpt support in favor of episode summary
  • Bugfix: Short Episode Routing compatibility


  • Bugfix: remove all Show model references for now
  • Enhancement: proper summary/description feed elements


  • Enhancement: rename „media locations“ to „episode assets“ for clarity
  • Enhancement: rename „podlove formats“ to „file types“ for clarity
  • Enhancement: start to rework validation section
  • Enhancement: check for episode files when slug changes


  • Enhancement: use episode summary as excerpt if available
  • Bugfix: episode assistant file slugs respect mnemonic case
  • Bugfix: solve 404 issue with pages


  • Bugfix: Minor JavaScript glitch


  • New Module: Contributors Taxonomy — display with shortcode [podlove-contributors] (go to Podlove > Settings to activate the module)


  • Feature: Add Shortcodes to display episode data: [podlove-episode-subtitle] [podlove-episode-summary] [podlove-episode-slug] [podlove-episode-duration] [podlove-episode-chapters]
  • Feature: Add Opus File Format (see Auphonic blog for more info)
  • Feature: Show red warning in dashboard if one of the following podlove settings is missing: title, mnemonic, base url
  • Enhancement: Remove pagination from formats settings page