Extension Updates

Podcast Manager 2.1 Beta Released

Podcast Manager 2.1 Beta has been released today and is now available for download.  This is an BETA release package previewing the forthcoming 2.1 release of Podcast Manager.  Given it's BETA level status, this package is NOT recommended for use on production sites.  Additionally, this release ONLY supports Joomla! 2.5.6 and newer, including the recently released Joomla! 3.0.

Changes since 2.0

Podcast Manager 2.1 has seen some changes to improve performance, add compatibility for both Joomla! 2.5 and 3.0, and introduced a new feature to allow statistics tracking via a third party service.  The change list includes:

    • Support Changes
      • Support for PHP 5.2 has been removed; PHP 5.3 is required to use Podcast Manager
      • The minimum supported version of Joomla! is 2.5.6
    • New Features
      • Ability to track statistics using the Blubrry and Podtrac services
      • Native compatibility with Joomla! 3.0
      • Multi-file uploads
    • Miscellaneous Changes
      • MediaElement.JS updated to 2.9.5
      • Fixed a bug with parsing the file size of off-server files

Supports Joomla! 2.5.6 and newer

This release of Podcast Manager is available for Joomla! 2.5.6 and newer, including 3.0.  Earlier versions of Joomla!, including earlier releases in the 2.5 series, are not supported due to the use of new API features and security vulnerabilities affecting early 2.5 releases.

Upgrade from Previous Releases

Users who have elected to see Beta level releases via the Live Update version check will see an option to update to this release on the Podcast Manager dashboard.  Otherwise, users will need to download the package from this site.

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

As this is a beta release, new features will no longer be included in the Podcast Manager 2.1 release series.  Requests can still be made for future releases and will be considered and included as appropriate.  The primary focus at this point for the 2.1 series is ensuring the code is stable and fixing any bugs that may exist, as well as maintaining and updating translations as available.

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.