New Chapter Management UI
Until now if you wanted to add chapters to your podcast, you had to write the mp4chaps format by hand into a textfield. The Publisher now finally provides an easy-to-use interface to manage chapters that doesn’t require any knowledge about the underlying formats.
The new inferace makes it simple to import chapters from files. We currently support PSC (Podlove Simple Chapters), mp4chaps and Audacity Track Labels. Let us know if we don’t support your favorite program’s export format.
Podcast import has been rewritten to make full use of Background Jobs. That way podcasts of any size can be imported without running into system resource restrictions for large podcasts.
The jobs dashboard on the tools page now shows job statuses in realtime (refreshes automatically).
Adjusted background job duration parameters and made them configurable. The change of defaults aims to make better use of available cron time (normally 30 seconds per request), which can speed up long running background jobs dramatically.
Please refer to the new Background Jobs page in the documentation for more details.
Bits & Pieces
- remove module: App.net (because they are shutting down)
- fix tracking export
- redirects (expert settings): redirect counter can be reset
- contributor avatars use WordPress media picker
- only load scripts on pages that require them
- concatenate and minify some scripts
See also: Blog post Podlove Publisher 2.5.