If you have a personal or business website that you’d like to add music to, but you’re not very tech-savvy, we’ve got your back.
You may want to upload music to your website to welcome your visitors. Or, you’d like to share your favorite songs with your blog audience.
But if you decide to offer an online music playlist to people, bear in mind that listening to it should be their choice. The audio shouldn’t be automatically played as soon as they land on the website.
If your site is hosted on WordPress, you probably know that there’s a plugin for everything, including music. But aside from plugins, there are other simple ways to embed audio files into your website.
Keep reading to discover how to easily upload playlists and audio on your site.
1. Use a WordPress Audio Plugin
If you’re a WordPress user, you can find a plugin for every feature you need for your website.
Some of the best plugins for this purpose are:
- Audio Album
- Seriously Simple Podcasting
- Cue Plugin
- Compact WP Audio Player
To install a plugin, visit your WP dashboard, click Plugins and select the plugin of choice. Download it to your computer first and then click Plugins>Add New. Select the downloaded plugin to upload it to WP and click Install.
2. Use the WordPress Audio Player
There’s a reason why WordPress is so popular – it’s because it’s incredibly user-friendly.
Conveniently enough, you can upload an online music playlist directly to your website using the built-in WordPress Audio Player.
Visit your WP dashboard and go to Add Media. Then, click on Upload Files to add the audio files you want for your playlist.
Enter the relevant information for the files like title, artist, and album and click Insert into Post. While you’re there, select the Embed Media Player box, so your visitors can access the file directly from a page or a post.
3. Embed a SoundCloud Audio Player
SoundCloud is a popular music-sharing platform with millions of songs and playlists. So if you like a particular artist or soundtrack and want to place it on your website, follow these steps:
- Find the music playlist or song you like and see if has embedding enabled (look for a Share button under the file).
- Click on the Share button and choose Embed.
- Copy the code and paste it on your website, i.e. on the page you want the music to play.
And if you’re looking for a broader musical variety, there are many beat selling websites and services offering quality tunes.
When you use music for your website for business or personal purposes, always have in mind the user experience you’re providing to your audience.
Unless you’re a musician and use your website to promote your work, auto-playing sound can instantly deter your visitors.
And if you want the best of both worlds, consider giving them the option to choose whether to listen or not.
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