Extension Updates

Podcast Manager 1.8.3 Released

Podcast Manager 1.8.3 has been released today and is now available for download.  This is a maintenance release of the 1.8.x branch and contains several small bug fixes.

Changes since 1.8.2

Primary development has been focused on the forthcoming 2.0 release, of which an Alpha release was made a couple of weeks ago.  Several bugs have been resolved in the 2.0 branch and since development on 2.0 has taken much longer than anticipated, those bug fixes have been backported to the 1.8 branch.  This includes a fix for the often reported RSS validation errors.  A partial change list includes:

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixing RSS Validation errors
    • Remove the <description> tag from the podcast items
    • Fix PHP errors with the Feed Listing view
    • Revised implementation of filter on front end Feed Listing view
  • New Features
    • Update LiveUpdate to 1.1

Supports Joomla! 1.7 and newer

This release of Podcast Manager is available for Joomla! 1.7 and 2.5 based sites.  Earlier versions of Joomla! are not supported.

Upgrade from Previous Releases

Users of all previous Podcast Manager releases will be able to upgrade their pre-existing installation without having to delete the existing version or their media files.  Joomla! 1.6 users will not see the 1.8.3 update without first updating to Joomla! 1.7 (please review the "Upgrade 1.6.5 to 1.7" tutorial on the Joomla! Documentation site for information on this).

Need Additional Support?

Documentation about Podcast Manager is available on this site in the Podcast Manager section.  This area includes information about the suite, a description of the various configuration options, a method to subscribe for e-mail updates, and tutorials on various functions.  If you don't see something here that you think would be beneficial for all users, feel free to Contact Me with your suggestion.

Future Development

Development is primarily focused on Podcast Manager 2.0 now which will add several new features.  Already complete is full ACL integration and the ability to create a plugin to modify the default media directory path on a per-user basis, improved routing for better SEF URLs, support for per item overrides within the content plugin, integration with the new Smart Search component, and use of the latest and greatest code from the Joomla! Platform.  Additional planned features include a new media player to replace the existing Flash based player to support both audio and video.

Support the Project

You can contribute to the project by visiting the space on GitHub at https://github.com/BabDev/Podcast-Manager and report bugs, provide patches for known issues, suggest new improvements, or download a working copy of the Git repository.  As well, translations are being accepted for Podcast Manager.  As part of the Open Translators initiative, Podcast Manager is listed on Transifex to accept community translations.

Suite Download

Download the newest posted release from the Latest Releases listing. Don't see this specific release listed? Check the Archived Releases listing for all of the installation packages that are available.