PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry


No. 1 Podcasting plugin for WordPress.

PowerPress Podcasting Plugin is to Publish and manage your podcast directly from your WordPress website, building your brand on your website. Developed by podcasters for podcasters (Blubrry Podcasting), the PowerPress podcast plugin works with all podcasting apps and platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Etc. Best of all, it integrates with Blubrry’s podcast hosting and statistics, providing convenient features such as easy upload directly within your dashboard. The plugin works with any podcast host.

PowerPress Key Features

  • Integrated Players: PowerPress includes audio and video players with embedded support from sites like YouTube.
  • NEW: Skip to Position in Player shortcode allows you to jump to a given time stamp from the episode, right in your player.
  • Podcast Import and Migration: Moving from another podcast host or publishing platform? You can import your Podcast from Anchor, SoundCloud, Libsyn, PodBean, Buzzsprout, Squarespace, or any valid podcast RSS feed without losing episodes. Our Import Podcast tool, paired with our Migrate Media tool, can move your media to Blubrry Hosting without skipping a beat.
  • Subscribe tools: Create a subscribe page with our subscribe shortcode embed and subscribe sidebar widget optimized for responsive websites, high-resolution screens, and Apple Retina displays.
  • Multiple Podcast & Feeds on one website: Create separate podcasts by category or media format using our Category Podcasting or Podcast Channels features.
  • Languages: PowerPress has been translated into many languages and enables emoji use for your podcast feed.

Get Started

Feel at ease with our Get Started setup guide. We’ll take you through settings and options best suited for your podcast.

  1. Essential settings: Quickly set the groundwork for your podcast and finalize your website setup.
  2. Podcast content: Create and publish your first episode online!
  3. On to the masses: Submit your podcast to directories like Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon Music and more!

When you feel ready, head to PowerPress Settings and tap into additional options and features.

Integrated Media Players

Blubrry PowerPress includes extensive player options to display your podcast audio and video on your site.

  • Audio Players: Pick from the Blubrry Player (available only to Blubrry Hosting customers), MediaElement.js, or the native HTML5 audio player. You can also use players from other themes and plugins.
  • Video players: Pick from MediaElement.js, VideoJS, or the native HTML5 video player.
  • Positioning: Move your player above or below your written content based on your needs and preferences.
  • Player shortcode: Place the player exactly where you want by adding the [powerpress] shortcode directly into your post content.
  • Playlist player shortcode: Include a playlist of your latest podcast episodes utilizing the [powerpress_playlist] shortcode in any page or post.
  • Embeds: Add embeds from sites such as YouTube.
  • PowerPress Supports: MP3, M4A, OGA (ogg audio), and OPUS audio files, though we highly recommend MP3. It also supports video formats like M4V, MP4, WEBM, and OGV.

Integrated Subscribe Tools

A Blubrry PowerPress exclusive! Our subscription tools help you convert website visitors into podcast subscribers. Subscribe options include:

  • Subscribe page: Instantly create a subscribe page with simplified instructions on how to subscribe to your podcast using the PowerPress subscribe page shortcode. It includes buttons to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and many other platforms, like our Subscribe on Android and Subscribe by Email services.
  • Subscribe sidebar widget: Want to display your subscribe buttons neatly and simply on your website’s sidebar? Take advantage of our Subscribe Sidebar Widget, which will populate the same subscription buttons as the Subscribe Page. It’s also optimized for mobile!
  • Responsive: Our subscribe tools are designed for any screen by providing custom buttons optimized to industry standards (48 pixels in height optimized for touch screen use).
  • Retina enabled: Subscribe button images optimized for high resolution displays including Apple Retina displays.

Streamlined Features for Blubrry Hosting Customers

Make your life easier by using our podcast hosting and statistics services to streamline your podcast productivity.

  • Publish media files directly from your own site.
  • View Blubrry hosting usage and overall monthly quota every time you upload a new file.
  • Configure how Blubrry writes media (ID3) tags within PowerPress settings.
  • Blubrry hosting customers can migrate media files at no additional cost to your Blubrry account with just a couple clicks. Check out Blubrry hosting plans.

All Blubrry statistics are IAB Certified Compliant. Free Statistics are FREE to anyone. Our Standard Statistics are included with Blubrry hosting plans. Or you can purchase Advanced Statistics for $5 a month.

Migrating from other Podcast Plugins

Please see detailed instructions for migrating from podPress, TGS Podcasting Plugin and Seriously Simple Podcasting.

Note: Advanced settings such as settings for podcast categories will need to be recreated in PowerPress.

Migrating from another service such as Libsyn, PodBean, SoundCloud, or Squarespace?

Importing your podcast feed(s) into PowerPress is super easy! Simply paste your RSS feed URL into PowerPress’ Import Podcast tool. Importing your existing RSS feed into PowerPress pulls your episode posts into your site, then you can optionally migrate your media to your Blubrry Podcast Hosting account with only a couple of clicks.

PowerPress in Your Language

PowerPress is available in a number of languages. Starting with PowerPress 7.0, translations have been managed through translate.wordpress.org, making translations easier to set up and update. If you’re interested in translating PowerPress, please contact us.

Translators will receive the following from us as a thank you for contributing:

Need Help?

Contact the Blubrry Support team and look through the PowerPress documentation we’ve created.


  • Angelo Mandato, CIO Blubrry – Plugin founder, architect and lead developer
  • Pat McSweeny, PHP Developer – Developed initial version (v0.1.0) of plugin
  • Jerry Stephens, Way of the Geek – Contributed initial code fix for excerpt bug resolved in v0.6.1, wrote initial code for the 4 new flash players.
  • Darcy Fiander, Rooty Radio – Fixed bug with category links to FeedValidator.org and category title warning when validating category feeds.
  • Joel Haasnoot, Personal Blog – Developed PodPress archive statistics.
  • Nicolas Bouliane, Personal Blog – Contributed code for get_the_powerpress_all_players() function.
  • Isiah Lloyd – Developed features in PowerPress 7.5, 7.6 and part of 8.0
  • Ben Beecroft – Developed features in PowerPress 8.1+


  • Danish translation for v1.0.11+ by Team Blogos – Latest translation available here
  • French translation for v1.0.11+ by Aur�lien Denis – Aur�lien is looking for assistance maintaining the French translation, email wpchannel [at] gmail.com if interested.
  • Simplified Chinese for v1.0.12+ by webmote – From webmote: Welcome to use the plugin. Very good! and then hope you to access my site.
  • Italian translation for v2.0.4+ by Umberto Sartori
  • Romanian translation for v2.0.4+ by Alexander Ovsov (Web Geek Sciense: http://webhostinggeeks.com/science/)
  • Russian translation for v4.0.5+ by Igor Mercury
  • Brazilian Portuguese translation for v6.0+ by Leo Lopes from Radiofobia



Blubrry Social



  • PowerPress's Simple Mode will walk you through setting up your podcast in 3 easy steps.
  • Just like blogging, podcasting utilizes blog posting features with the addition of a podcast episode box. Yes, podcasting is that simple!
  • PowerPress integrates seamlessly with Blubrry Podcast Hosting's exclusive player.
  • PowerPress comes with a built-in subscribe sidebar widget to help your audience subscribe to your podcast.
  • PowerPress comes with an editable subscribe page builder with a subscribe embed tool to help your web visitors subscribe.
  • PowerPress's Advanced Mode settings let you dig in as deep as you want to with every possible setting for podcasting at your fingertips.
  • PowerPress incorporates the built-in WordPress media players into your blog posts and pages.


واحد: هي پلگ ان 1 بلاڪ مهيا ڪري ٿو.

  • PowerPress Player Media player for PowerPress podcast


Point and Click Installation

  1. Sign into your blog, go to the plugins section and click ‘Add New’.
  2. In the search box enter “PowerPress”, then click ‘Search’.
  3. Click the ‘Install Now’ link and proceed to install the plugin.
  4. Once installed, click ‘Activate’.
  5. Configure your Blubrry PowerPress by going to the Settings > Blubrry PowerPress page.

Manual Installation

To install Blubrry PowerPress manually, follow these steps:

  1. Download PowerPress from WordPress.org.
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to a temporary folder.
  3. Copy the entire powerpress folder from the downloaded zip file into the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your server.
  4. Activate the “Blubrry PowerPress” plugin in your blog’s Plugin Management page.
  5. Configure your Blubrry PowerPress by going to the Settings > Blubrry PowerPress page.

Next Major Release Announcements

  • We are looking for beta testers! If you would like to beta test future versions of PowerPress, please contact us with your name and email.

Fan of PowerPress and want to show your support?

If you are a fan of PowerPress, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment and leave us a review on WordPress.org. Your support is greatly appreciated!


Compatible Themes and Plugins

Most themes and plugins are compatible with PowerPress. PowerPress is developed and tested using the default themes packaged with WordPress. These themes use WordPress best practices and adhere to theme rules set by WordPress.org. Any child theme based on these themes should also work without issue.

If you are having a problem, try Diagnosing Feed and/or Player Issues.

If you are having a problem specifically with the player and links, try the “Having issues?” option under PowerPress Settings > Website > PowerPress Shortcodes tab. Visit Resolving Plugin or Theme Conflicts for details.

Premium podcasting themes compatible with PowerPress

Second Line Themes are designed specifically to take advantage of built-in features, settings, and podcast episode metadata in PowerPress. The Blubrry team works with the Appendipity team during beta testing and major WordPress releases to make sure the Podcast Pro theme and PowerPress work together seamlessly.

Why doesn’t Blubrry PowerPress support multiple enclosures in one feed item/post?

PowerPress does not allow you to include multiple media files for one feed item (blog post). This is because each podcatcher handles multiple enclosures in feeds differently. Apple Podcasts will download the first enclosure that it sees in the feed ignoring the rest. Other podcatchers and podcasting directories either pick up the first enclosure or the last in each post item. This inconsistency, combined with the fact that Dave Winer does not recommend multiple enclosures, is why the Blubrry PowerPress does not support them.

As an alternative, PowerPress allows you to create additional custom podcast feeds and channels to associate any magnitude of media format and/or length in a blog post to specific custom feeds. For example, you can create one blog post associated with separate video and audio podcast feeds, saving you time from entering your show notes twice.

Why doesn’t Blubrry PowerPress include media statistics built-in?

Blubrry’s PowerPress does not include media statistics built-in. This is not because Blubrry has its own statistics service, although that’s a good reason by itself. Maintaining and calculating statistics is a resource and server intensive task that would detract from an otherwise efficient WordPress podcasting plugin. We recommend using your media hosting’s web statistics to give you basic download numbers and, if you are seeking more granular measurements, such as client and geographical information for each episode, you’re more than welcome to use the Blubrry Statistics service as well.

How do you insert the player within a blog post?

You can insert the media player within your blog posts by using the WordPress shortcode feature. The shortcode for PowerPress is [powerpress] (all lowercase).

You may use the shortcode to add a player to other media files (non episode files) by specifying the media url in the shortcode: [powerpress url=”http://example.com/path/to/media.mp3″]

For advanced users with multiple podcast feeds, you may insert the player for a specific feed by specifying the feed slug in the shortcode: [powerpress feed=”podcast”]

If you want to specify a cover image, add an image attribute which points to the specific image url: [powerpress image=”http://example.com/path/to/cover_image.jpg”] This is an experimental feature.

Why can’t you upload large media files?

File uploads are tricky to handle because there are so many web hosting variations with different upload size limits. We recommend using an FTP application to upload large media files. FTP is much more efficient than web based uploads and is typically provided by nearly all web hosting providers.

Alternatively, you can sign up for a Blubrry hosting plan, which makes file uploads in PowerPress easier.

The Media Player does not appear on my site (or the RSS feed is invalid)

This can happen when there is a theme or plugin conflict. Please visit our Diagnosing Feed and/or Player Issues for instructions how to resolve such issues.


22 نومبر 2023
The Plugin, the Team, the Support, everything is STELLAR. Kudos to an amazing developer!
11 مَي 2023 3 replies
This plugin does not work at all. I tried it once, then deactivated and deleted it. Later on, I decided to give it another shot. Somehow, even though I had cleared the WP cache and dropped any and all parts of the database, it remembered the podcast. So, I couldn't import the episodes, because this stupid plugin said they already existed. There's no way for me to delete the podcast and start over. Huge waste of time.
7 جُون 2022
I've been using this now for almost 7 years, with about 250-300 podcasts per year. There have been some blips, some caused by own ignorance and some hiccups in the software but all in all it's been a real workhorse and has been one of the focal points of the podcast. The support team is outstanding and they've been gracious and patient with me. Can't recommend this enough...
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لاگ تبدیل ڪريو


  • Released on 02/28/2024
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing value time splits from showing up in podcast episodes in some category feeds


  • Released on 02/21/2024
  • Security updates


  • Released on 02/20/2024
  • Versioning issue


  • Released on 02/20/2024
  • Added check for valid string before json decoding


  • Released on 02/19/2024
  • Updates to Blubrry Player


  • Released on 02/12/2024
  • Implemented security updates


  • Released on 02/06/2024
  • Fix destinations icons


  • Released on 02/06/2024
  • Bugfix in onboarding where show info was getting double-encoded for Blubrry signups
  • Added Youtube Music as a destination


  • Released on 01/24/2024
  • Versioning issue


  • Released on 01/24/2024
  • Fix undefined index errors in onboarding


  • Released on 01/17/2024
  • Don’t render podcast guid when feed url empty


  • Released on 01/15/2024
  • Remove old classic player spacing from code


  • Released on 01/08/2024
  • Enable feed email by default


  • Released on 12/11/2023
  • Values Time Split tag
  • Onboarding redesign
  • Exclude podcast episode box from pages


  • Released on 11/29/2023
  • JS syntax bugfix where feed slugs with hyphens were being used as js variables


  • Released on 11/15/2023
  • Added Podcasting 2.0 tags: Remote Item/Podroll, Update Frequency, and Block


  • Released on 11/08/2023
  • Added a setting to specify whether the user needs to display errors in the block


  • Released on 10/31/2023
  • Added aac to recognized file types
  • Small bugfix on player page for non-blubrry customers


  • Released on 10/30/2023
  • Botched version number in the last release


  • Released on 10/30/2023
  • CSS bugfixes
  • Removed Stitcher from plugin description


  • Released on 10/23/2023
  • Allow editing of chapters before uploading media


  • Released on 10/16/2023
  • Remove Stitcher from destinations


  • Released on 10/04/2023
  • Bugfix for fresh install (no player selected)


  • Released on 09/27/2023
  • Fixed small live item bugs
  • Regex fix for hostname validation
  • Re-add user role management option


  • Released on 09/19/2023
  • Escaped user input URL


  • Released on 09/13/2023
  • More security updates, in onboarding and network sections


  • Released on 09/11/2023
  • Fixed bug with Live Item settings displaying incorrect channel
  • Bugfix for transcript generation for Blubrry users


  • Released on 09/07/2023
  • PHP 8.1 compatibility issue
  • Sanitize media url field to prevent XSS


  • Released on 09/06/2023
  • Tightened the new security checks and added clarification to new warning
  • Updated copy for display player setting


  • Released on 09/05/2023
  • Added additional security checks to media verification feature
  • Bugfix for undefined function register_block_type()


  • Released on 08/28/2023
  • Update feed values for explicit to ‘true’ and ‘false’


  • Released on 08/21/2023
  • Remove defunct ‘User Role Management’ option
  • Fix to alleviate rare Blubrry Player bugs


  • Released on 08/16/2023
  • Remove ‘Use as Apple Podcasts Episode Image’ option


  • Released on 08/16/2023
  • Fix the PowerPress Player block
  • Remove RSS2 image, use Apple Podcasts Image in all places


  • Released on 08/15/2023
  • Correct version number issue


  • Released on 08/15/2023
  • Undo the PowerPress Player block


  • Released on 08/14/2023
  • New PowerPress Player block


  • Released on 08/02/2023
  • Compatibility with WP6.3
  • Minor PHP fixes
  • Remove link to survey


  • Released on 07/31/2023
  • Compatibility with PHP8.1


  • Released on 07/17/2023
  • Added podping tag
  • Option to match existing posts by title when importing a podcast feed
  • Fixed some small bugs with the player


  • Added logic to handle a post being moved to the trash bin for the player


  • Released on 07/05/2023
  • Blubrry Modern Playlist Player
  • Blubrry Modern Most Recent Episode Player
  • Destinations admin section facelift


  • Released on 06/06/2023
  • Security update


  • Released on 05/31/2023
  • Fixed issue preventing storage space error from showing up
  • Added chapter export functionality
  • Fixed an issue with sideloading program-level artwork


  • Released on 05/30/2023
  • Fixed styling issue with chapter builder


  • Released on 05/30/2023
  • Fixed bug with explicit settings


  • Released on 05/30/2023
  • Chapter builder interface


  • Released on 05/15/2023
  • Added medium, soundbite, and social interact tags from podcast 2.0 namespace


  • Released on 05/08/2023
  • Update URL for podcastindex namespace
  • Fixed bug with trailer tag
  • Fixed bug with episode type


  • Released on 04/20/2023
  • Readd trailer tag logic with bug fixed


  • Released on 04/20/2023
  • Hide trailer tag logic


  • Released on 04/19/2023
  • Bugfix for trailer tag
  • Add Create Show Page to network section


  • Released on 04/17/2023
  • Bugfix in player


  • Released on 04/14/2023
  • Bugfix for trailer tag


  • Released on 04/14/2023
  • Bugfix in shortcodes
  • Another security update for shortcodes


  • Released on 04/10/2023
  • Bugfix in suscribe widget
  • Stop disabling widget block editor
  • Security updates for shortcodes


  • Released on 04/06/2023
  • Network section redesign
  • New features: Add program to list, undo applicant status, delete rejected applicant


  • Released on 03/07/2023
  • Fixed bug with taxonomy terms
  • Made feed email optional


  • Released on 02/23/2023
  • Fixed bug related to duplicate GUIDs


  • Released on 02/22/2023
  • Fix bugs relating to pulling episode data into the Blubrry player
  • Option to exclude space below Blubrry Modern Player
  • Fix characters warning on Blubrry Programmatic Advertising media URLs


  • Released on 02/20/2023
  • Value Tag – Strip whitespace from entered lightning address
  • GUID – Fixed bug where multiple shows could have the same GUID


  • Released on 02/13/2023
  • Live Item Tag – Updated GUID functionality
  • Live Item Tag – Added HLS media type
  • Miscellaneous PHP warnings
  • Minor display updates
  • Uploader bugfix


  • Released on 02/03/2023
  • Live Item Tag


  • Released on 01/25/2023
  • Minified css to fix styling


  • Released on 01/25/2023
  • Small bugfixes
  • New Podcast 2.0 tags


  • Released on 01/19/2023
  • Enable Media Mastering for Blubrry users


  • Released on 01/16/2023
  • Updated statistics redirect copy to stats prefix
  • Support for Media Mastering for Blubrry users


  • Released on 12/07/2022
  • Bugfix for artwork uploader
  • Other small bugfixes
  • Added Swahili to podcast feed language options


  • Released on 11/17/2022
  • Bugfixes for the Post Type Podcasting page
  • Open destinations links in a new tab


  • Released on 11/07/2022
  • Bugfixes for feed artwork and subscribe page styling


  • Released on 11/02/2022
  • Bugfix where posts with Blubrry programmatic ads would switch back to no ads when updated


  • Released on 10/31/2022
  • New subscribe page design


  • Released on 10/24/2022
  • Various bugfixes
  • Refactored Channels page and added missing ajax div
  • Refactored form submission on Category page


  • Released on 10/10/2022
  • Redesign pages for tools, channels, categories, taxonomies, and post types
  • Add Buzzsprout import option


  • Released on 10/12/2022
  • Bugfix for division by zero


  • Released on 09/30/2022
  • Allow transcripts for past episodes to be generated
  • Allow users to hide the RSS link
  • Bugfixes in media_info check and stats prefix settings


  • Released on 09/26/2022
  • Moved MP3 Tag settings to Feed settings
  • Updated styling on player pages
  • Podping implementation


  • Released on 09/20/2022
  • Bugfix


  • Released on 09/19/2022
  • Bugfix for Modern Player Customization
  • Bugfix for modern player embed link


  • Released on 09/12/2022
  • Customization for Modern Blubrry Player
  • Bugfix for generating transcripts


  • Released on 09/07/2022
  • Language selection for transcripts thru Blubrry
  • Bugfix for transcripts


  • Released on 08/22/2022
  • Support for …