PowerPress Features

Get Started Quick-Start Guide

If you are just getting started or feel overwhelmed with all the settings and options, PowerPress 8.2 introduced a new Get Started quick-start feature to guide you through the entire setup process. Once completed, you can always dig into more of the settings available.

PowerPress Key Features

  • Full podcasting support: Adds compliant podcast feeds to your WordPress site that work in all of the most popular podcast apps and directories.
  • Integrated HTML5 Media Players: Audio/video web players with embed support from sites such as YouTube.
  • Subscribe tools: Create a subscribe page with our exclusive subscribe shortcode embed and subscribe sidebar widget optimized for responsive websites, high-resolution screens, and Apple Retina displays.
  • Podcasting SEO: Improve discovery of your podcast on search engines such as Google, and within the Apple Podcasts podcast directory.
  • Migration Tools: Quickly import and migrate from any podcast RSS feed without losing episodes.
  • Multi-Podcast Support: Create separate podcasts by category (Category Podcasting), by media format (Podcast Channels), post type (Post Type Podcasting), and taxonomy (Taxonomy Podcasting).
  • *Media Statistics: Get free Blubrry Statistics in your WordPress dashboard.
  • Multi-languages and locales: See PowerPress in your language for details.

Integrated Media Players

Blubrry PowerPress includes extensive web player options to display your podcast audio and video in your web pages.

  • Audio players: Pick from MediaElement.js, native HTML5 audio, or the Blubrry Audio Player (available only to Blubrry Hosting customers).
  • Video players: Pick from MediaElement.js, native HTML5 video or VideoJS.
  • Post positioning: Position player above or below your content.
  • Player shortcode: Place the player exactly where you want by adding the
    shortcode directly into your post content.


  • Playlist player shortcode: Include a playlist of your latest podcast episodes utilizing the
    shortcode in any page or post.
  • Embeds: Add embeds from sites such as YouTube.
  • Links: Provide download, play in new window, and embed links.
  • Audio formats supported: MP3, M4A, OGA (OGG audio), OPUS
  • Video formats supported: M4V, MP4, WEBM, OGV (OGG video).

Integrated Subscribe Tools

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

  • Subscribe page: Quickly generate a user-friendly subscribe page using the PowerPress subscribe page shortcode.
  • Subscribe page shortcode: Add the
    Podcast Insider
    Podcast Insider
    Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell & MacKenzie Bennett

    Blubrry's Official Podcast where we talk about the Podcasting industry, Blubrry news and interview podcasters on why they started their podcast.

    shortcode to embed a mobile- optimized subscription module in any post or page. This panel includes easy-to-use buttons for subscribing on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Subscribe On Android, Subscribe By Email, RSS, Spotify, and others. It also features a convenient textbox for copying and pasting your podcast feed into any podcast app.
  • Subscribe sidebar widget: Enhance your site with mobile-optimized sidebar buttons, facilitating subscription on Apple Podcasts, Subscribe on Android, Subscribe By Email, and RSS. Also features a “more subscribe options” button, linking to your podcast’s subscribe page.
  • Subscription links: Display prominent links beneath each player, allowing your audience to easily subscribe on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, among others. Includes a direct link to your custom subscription page.
  • Retina enabled: The subscribe button images are optimized for high-resolution displays, including Apple’s Retina displays.
  • Responsive: Subscribe tools are designed for any screen and optimized for touch screens by providing custom buttons that are at minimum 48 pixels in height.

Integrates with Blubrry’s Services

Make your life easier by adding our free stats service or media hosting with standard statistics service to streamline your podcast productivity.

  • Quickly access your Blubrry media download statistics from your WordPress dashboard.
  • Publish Blubrry-hosted media directly from your blog.
  • View Blubrry Hosting usage quota from your blog.
  • Configure how Blubrry writes media (ID3) tags within PowerPress settings.
  • Migrate all of your media to your Blubrry Podcast Media Hosting account with just a couple clicks.

The Blubrry free statistics service is no-cost. Our Standard Statistics Service, which includes RawVoice Certified Statistics, U.S. downloads, trending and exporting, is available for $5/month. Blubrry Media Hosting packages start at $12/month and include the Professional level stats.

Features for those who need more

Want more? We’ve got more! With a simple click you can see additional features and options not available during the Get Started quick setup. Check out some of the advanced features:

  • Podcasting SEO settings: Utilize the Apple Podcasts features that improve the discovery of your podcasts and include the necessary meta data in your blog pages for search engines to discover.
  • Embeds: Provide embeds your audience can take with them (just like YouTube embeds)
  • Media size and duration detection: Enter your media URL and let the PowerPress do the rest.
  • Category Podcasting: Add podcast support to your WordPress category feeds.
  • Custom Podcast Channels: Distribute multiple formats (audio/video) and versions (short/full length) in their own RSS feeds.
  • Taxonomy Podcasting: Create podcasts for your custom taxonomy tag names including WordPress Tags. (feature sponsored by AfterBuzzTV.com)
  • Post Type Podcasting: Create podcasts for your custom post types.
  • Premium Podcasting (Requires a membership plugin and/or roles and capabilities plugin to manage)
  • User Role Management: Control which users in your blog can podcast. (Requires a roles and capabilities plugin to manage)
  • Diagnostics: Check to see if your server is configured to support all of the available features in PowerPress.
  • WordPress MultiSite: Blubrry PowerPress is compatible with WordPress MultiSite and can be extended using the Blubrry PowerPress MultiSite add-on plugin.
  • *Supported syndication formats: mp3, m4a, mp4, m4v, webm, ogg, oga, ogv, wma, ra, mp4a, m4v, mp4v, mpg, asf, avi, wmv, flv, swf, mov, divx, 3gp, midi, wav, aa, pdf, torrent, m4b, m4r, epub.

*Apple Podcasts only supports MP3, M4A, MP4, M4V, PDF and ePUB.

**Spotify only supports MP3

Migrating from PodPress or other podcasting plugin?

Switching from PodPress to PowerPress is seamless. Simply enable PowerPress then disable PodPress and you’re done! PowerPress will continue where your old plugin left off by including your previously created episodes in your feeds and web pages.

Please see detailed instructions for migrating from Seriously Simple Podcasting, PodPress, and TSG Podcasting Plugin.

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

PowerPress in your Language

PowerPress is available in a number of languages. Translations are managed through translate.wordpress.org making translations easier to set up and update.