Podcast Motor Acquires Seriously Simple Podcasting Plugin

Seriously Simple Podcasting, created by Hugh Lashbrooke in 2012, has been acquired by Podcast Motor. The plugin is actively installed on nearly 20K sites and out of 104 reviews, has an average rating of 4.9 stars.

Lashbrooke no longer has the time to dedicate to the project, “I am in fact selling the plugin (along with all of its add-ons) as I just no longer have the time or bandwidth available to support it in the way that I know it deserves,” Lashbrooke said. Lashbrooke created the plugin to democratize podcasting and says it was never meant to be a full-time project.

Seriously Simply Podcasting Settings Page
Seriously Simply Podcasting Settings Page

Podcast Motor provides editing and production services to podcasters. Craig Hewitt, founder of Podcast Motor, acquired the plugin because of its established brand, ease of use, and it allows his company to serve a wider audience.

Seriously Simple Podcasting will remain a free plugin and Hewitt will continue to support it through WordPress.org. He also plans to add free features to increase the plugin’s value, “This will include things like bulk importing of episodes/feeds from other providers, RSS feed validation, and some enhanced front end styling of the on-page podcast display,” he said.

Hewitt is ready to breath new life into the project and is seeking feedback from users on what features they’d like to see added, “Our long-term goal is to enhance the functionality of the product so that it meets more needs of more podcasters down the road,” he said.

Instead of abandoning the plugin or putting it up for adoption, Lashbrooke has found it a new home with a developer eager to improve on his work. If you use Seriously Simple Podcasting, what features do you want to see added?


3 responses to “Podcast Motor Acquires Seriously Simple Podcasting Plugin”

  1. Thanks for sharing the information about Seriously Simple Plugins with everyone here. I’m excited to see how we can continue to help podcasters and the WordPress community going forward with this tool. Any suggestions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

    • Hi!

      I just installed Seriously Simple Podcasting for the first time on a project last week. I was happy with the ease of set up and how it provides an rss feed for the podcast fast.

      Some in-built analytics on podcast subscribers / listening that comes for example with setting up a feedbuner feed, would be great to get in the plugin. Combined with some data/visualisation in the wp admin panel, like some google analytics plugins do, would be awesome.


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