August 21, 2014

Add Audio to WordPress

Do You Want Music Or Audios on Your WordPress Blog Website?

Depending on what you use your WordPress website for, you may like to have music for your readers. If you are a musician then music is a natural component. For photographers and others adding music can help make your website fit your site needs. Bloggers have started adding audios to explain things or for discussion.

Is audio hard to add to a WordPress website?
You can easily add MP3, midi and wav music files to your WordPress website from your computer. This will guide you through the steps necessary to add music to your WordPress blog.

Can I add audio in my WordPress posts?
Yes. Log in to your dashboard, this is the administrative panel of your WordPress website. If you want to add music to your posts you can quickly add them without leaving the page. Above the post you will see four icons. Click the musical note and it will open an add audio properties window.

What do I do with the audio properties window?
Here you have several choices depending on where your music is. The tab that will open will be upload from computer. Click browse and find your audio file on your computer. Upload it then, add a title and click insert. If the music or audio file is already online click, From URL. You will need the web address also called URL of the audio and then you can give it a title. If you have already uploaded it to your blog then Media Library is what you need. Click that and insert it. When you click insert it will add it to your blog post.

What about Media on the dashboard?
Under the Media section on your WordPress blog dashboard you will find two sections, Library and Add New. Use add new to upload a file from your computer. Next time you have a post or page that needs the audio you can click Media Library from your choices in the Audio Properties box.

What if I have a code for an audio?
If this an HTML code or called an embed code then it will be cut and paste easy for you to install. Write your post and off to the left of your WordPress text editor you will see two tabs. One says visual that is where you are. After noting where you want the audio file to appear click the one that says HTML. You are going to see codes in addition to the text you wrote. Scroll down to where you want the audio file. Press Control V to paste the code into the WordPress post. Now click back to visual. You should see the player they created for your audio.
Now you can have several ways to add audio to your WordPress website.

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Comments

  1. ted says:

    Thankful that I found you.
    I need to learn and fix my web site, I have a question in for Steve, I hope I hear from him.

    ted

    • spillitu says:

      I looked at your site. I would recommend two changes:
      1. On the page “verse by verse messages”, I would instead have a page full of links, instead of a page full of audio files. Audio files are typically fairly large files and the page is trying to load them all at the same time and that’s why it’s taking so long.

      2. The header image is very pixelated. The image needs to look clear at the following size: 940 x 198 pixels, 72 dpi.

      Hope that helps,

      sp

  2. Charlotte says:

    I have researched in excess of one week to locate instructions on how to add a simple mp3 sound bite to my website (to play as soon as the webpage opens and then stops so it doesn’t become annoying). There are plenty of suggestions on how to add mp3 to blogs, etc. but none for adding mp3 audio when site first opens.

    Please tell me you have the solution!

    My last option and hope is an actual programmer if you can’t help.

    Thanks in advance!
    Charlotte

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