Blubrry PowerPress 7.1 beta 1 – New features for iOS 11!

PowerPress podcasting plugin for WordPress by BlubrryThank you for being here, beta tester! We’re eager to have you test our next release!

PowerPress 7.1 beta 1 released on Thursday, July, 6, 2017

New PowerPress Features

Version 7.1 includes a number of new features and updates. New features include:

  • Apple iOS 11 support!
    • New program level tag added: itunes:type
    • New episode level tags added: itunes:episode, itunes:season, itunes:episodeType, itunes:title.
    • iOS now officially supports the content:encoded tag. We knew this for years but this is now officially documented for iOS 11!
    • PowerPress already complies with latest guid and itunes:summary requirements for iOS 11.
    • Learn more about iOS 11 tags
  • Subscribe on iTunes has been changed to Subscribe on Apple Podcasts.
  • Blubrry Podcast Media Hosting and secure HTTPS websites are now automatically supported. Media URLs are now automatically converted to HTTPS. You no longer have to edit past episodes if you switch from HTTP to HTTPS.
  • Plus a number of improvements and bug fixed.


Removed features

A couple of features have been removed. Hopefully no one will miss these features.

  • Windows Media Player for wmv and wma video and audio files has ended. Microsoft Edge browser does not support Windows Media Player in the browser, providing support for this is no longer practical.

Release scheduled!

PowerPress 7.1 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.


This is beta software and should be treated as such. Don’t forget to backup before your start!

Requirements and Download

PowerPress 7.1 requires WordPress version 3.6 or newer. WordPress 4.8+ is recommended.

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Note: PowerPress will be detected as version 7.0.4 within the WordPress plugin management pages. This is not an error, we cannot implement the official version number without the beta becoming a release. You should see the beta version at the bottom of the PowerPress settings pages to confirm that you have the beta version installed.

Bug Reporting

Please email (powerpress [at] blubrry dot com) to report bugs. Attachments, screen shots, code changes are all welcome. Please use a service such as Google Drive or Dropbox if your attachments exceed 2MB in size.

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Thank you!

Thank you for checking out the new version of PowerPress!