I am trying to display the url of a media file in a template. I ran across this post: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/get-media-url-only, but when I add that to my template (in the loop as it says) nothing shows.

So, I am not sure which is easier...to display what the field in the WordPress admin panel is in the template which looks like:

<input type="text" id="powerpress_url_general" class="powerpress-url" name="Powerpress[general][url]" value="myfile.mp3" style="width: 70%;">

or to try something like: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/get-media-url-only (maybe a function has changed).

This is what I have that doesn't output anything:

if( function_exists('powerpress_get_enclosure_data') ) {
    $EpisodeData = powerpress_get_enclosure_data($post->ID);
    if( $EpisodeData ) {
        $url = $EpisodeData['url'];
        echo $url;

Am I missing something? Shouldn't the code I have output the url I am looking for?


  • What do you see if you var_dump($EpisodeData) before the if statement? – czerspalace Apr 1 '16 at 0:53
  • bool(false) is what shows – Josh Rodgers Apr 1 '16 at 0:56
  • It should ask to plugin author, BUT since you have $post->ID in your code, I need to ask, is your code in the loop? how the loop code look like? – Jevuska Apr 1 '16 at 1:36
  • The code I am using looks like: pastebin.com/MBGp6L8W – Josh Rodgers Apr 1 '16 at 1:43
  • So, after looking into this a little, it seems like this is a little tougher than I initially envisioned. What I'd like to do is simply disable the mobile player and use the same player that the regular site uses on mobile...would that be easier? I figured outputting the url and creating my own player might be easier, now I'm not so certain. – Josh Rodgers Apr 1 '16 at 2:19

So, I have no idea how it happened, maybe it's a PowerPress thing...I activated the HTML 5 player, then went back and reactivated MediaElement's player and the issue resolved itself. Now, everything looks as expected on mobile.


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