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What Happened To PodPress?

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For those of you who have recently browsed to the website that the popular PodPress plugin calls home, you’ll notice that the site is gone and has been replaced by a parked GoDaddy domain page. This GoDaddy parked page has already sent many people into a frenzy. As I’ve monitored my Twitter stream, many folks were already started to think that PodPress may have up and folded for greener pastures. There have also been a forum post or two discussing the possible demise of the PodPress project.

I’ve recently got in contact with the author of PodPress and I have excellent news. The GoDaddy page is the result of a domain registration snafu. The site should be back online either as you read this, or within the next few hours.

While talking with Mightyseek, I learned that the new version of PodPress is almost ready for release. The next version of PodPress promises to be more customizable as in the way it looks on your blog. Mightyseek has also informed me that he plans on creating PodPress ports for Joomla and Drupal which should quickly follow the release.

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  1. Kdmurray (1 comments.) says:

    Great to hear. If the PodPress developers ever had any questions as to whether or not people found value in the plugin, this should answer that. :)

  2. Lazy (2 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the Information. It seems like, the site is back for me now.. great.

    Have a nice day

    Chris

  3. Flick (20 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the news, Jeff! ;) Although I’m not using Podpress at the moment, it’s good to hear that one of the major cornerstones of WordPress is still going strong!

  4. gidibao (10 comments.) says:

    Great to hear!
    Thanks for the info, Jeff.

    All the best

    Gianni

  5. Ashish Mohta (14 comments.) says:

    Lol You just scared me. Its back online!!! Wohoooo

  6. DiseƱo Web (8 comments.) says:

    Glad to read about the integration of PodPress on Drupal and Joomla.

    Keep the good work.

  7. John Pozadzides (8 comments.) says:

    Glad it was only temporary!

  8. Craig (3 comments.) says:

    Wow! I breathe a sigh of relief!

    I use PodPress for the Indie Travel Podcast and a lot of the sites I freelance for use PodPress. If they disappeared, so would my freelance income! It’s good to know PodPress is still around and going strong.

  9. Dgold says:

    Perhaps a less sensationalistic headline would be “New PodPress coming soon” instead of making it sound like PodPress has been or will-be gone.

  10. Avrila (8 comments.) says:

    Why would they want to be less sensationalist? It gets the readers.

  11. Megapixels (12 comments.) says:

    I like sensational. It got my attention. Obviously yours as well ;)

  12. xentek (1 comments.) says:

    I never found the value in it. You can do everything you need with the podcasting support baked into wordpress and FeedBurner, all without PodPress’s clumsy interface – IMHO.

  13. Mosey says:

    The reason I don’t like Feedburner is because I don’t want a 3rd-party to have access to the email addresses of my subscribers, when they only agreed to give their email to me. However, I don’t know if when using the podcast+Feedburner combo requires a user’s email address, but certainly when it comes to subscribing to news posts.

  14. The Handyguys Podcast (1 comments.) says:

    I’m glad to hear there will be a new release that has more customization. I hope the customization is around the player options, look, etc. I do not think the two packaged players make it obvious enough that there is audio with blog post. Anyone else feel this way? See what I mean at http://www.handyguyspodcast.com/

  15. Dr. Arcane (1 comments.) says:

    Seven months later, some of us are STILL wondering. Looks dead. Smells dead.

  16. Sahdow (1 comments.) says:

    Judging by the dates here it looks like we are still where we were months ago.

    Since you were able to get in touch with the author before Jeff, perhaps you could again and encourage him to allow others to assist him.

    WordPress has a dev team, why not PodPress? It’s become increasing frustrating to find a single solution for audio/video podcasting like PodPress could do.

    I know there are good apps out there, but I want my PodPress back :-(



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