If you want to help improve the quality of our releases, you can join our beta program. We will provide pre-release versions of the Publisher before official releases. You can download them, test them and report any issues you encounter.
To get beta releases, you need our Podlove Beta Tester Plugin. It is not available through WordPress. You need to download it directly.Download Beta Tester
In WordPress, go to
Plugins > Add New and choose "Upload Plugin". Then select the zip file you just downloaded.
Once the plugin is activated, there is a new menu entry "Podlove Beta Tester" under the "Settings" menu. Navigate there to manage Beta Releases.
If you encounter any bugs or want to discuss changes, please join our community at community.podlove.org.
No. We recommend to only use betas in test environments, not on your actual podcast site. If a beta breaks your system, you're on your own.
Yes, with caveats. When you activate a beta, the stable plugin is backed up. Then when you disable the beta, the old plugin files are restored and you're back in stable land. However, in rare cases the beta might have introduced backwards-incompatible data migrations. We will warn you within the beta plugin, though.
The beta plugin changes the source for plugin-updates inside WordPress. So instead of asking the WordPress plugin repository for updates, it will ask a server maintained by us. You will still get updates through the usual WordPress update interface.