From its modest beginning on August 11, 2008, through the dozens of updates that led to its feature-packed modern incarnation, the PowerPress Plugin was born from a desire to help the podcasting community – and that commitment is just as strong today.
When a popular WordPress-based podcast plugin went under in 2007, the team at Blubrry saw the impact it was having on podcasters, and sprung into action to create a solution – and the rest is history.
Among many, many other changes and improvements, the 10-year history of PowerPress has included:
- Built-in SEO tools
- New & improved audio players & subscribe links
- Ability to create a podcast network using PowerPress
- Introducing PowerPress Sites
- Launch of PodcastMirror
- Addition of Apple iOS11 support
Some things, however, have never changed. The PowerPress plugin continues to be free, and is still cared for by its original developer, Blubrry CIO Angelo Mandato (for more on the history and future of PowerPress, listen to the most recent episode of the PowerPress Podcast.) Now powering between 60,000 and 80,000 podcasts, PowerPress remains stable and forward-thinking: ready to handle a continuing increase of listeners and imminent new technology like implementation into vehicles.
Happy birthday, PowerPress! We’re excited to watch you continue to power podcasts for the next decade and beyond.