Podcasters using the plugin can now add time-hacks into their episodes and emojis into their show notes.
The latest update to the free WordPress plugin, PowerPress, created and maintained by key podcasting provider, Blubrry, includes two new features: skip-to-position and emojis.
The skip-to-position feature, also known as a time-hack, allows podcast listeners to skip to a specified time set in the episode by the show host. When the link is clicked within the show notes it will go to that position in the player and start playing. The feature, which benefits both the show host and listeners by spotlighting details that may go unnoticed, will also encourage new listeners and those looking for specific insights from a podcast.
“The Skip-To-Position enables podcasters to directly link and highlight show segments making it easier to promote a topic to their audience” explained Todd Cochrane, RawVoice/Blubrry CEO. “I am excited to have this feature now, and we know our podcasters and their audiences will be, too.”
In a world of social media and digital communication, emojis are part of everyday life. Now they’re also part of show notes or blog posts written on websites utilizing PowerPress. Emojis will show not only in the blog posts but also the information displayed in the iOS Podcasts and Google Podcasts apps.
In August, Blubrry celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its PowerPress Plugin. Version 7.4 of PowerPress was released Monday, October 1st. The plugin can be downloaded on WordPress and additional information, including how to implement both new features, can be found on blubrry.com.
About Us: Blubrry Podcasting provides professional tools and services for the podcast industry, including the largest podcast directory with over 600,000 shows. Founded in 2005, it gives creators the ability to distribute via Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and more. Blubrry provides monetization opportunities and IAB-compliant podcast statistics, plus managed web hosting using its WordPress plugin provides a turnkey solution.