We are big fans of SoundCloud, a really useful service that is part Flickr for music, part professional music collaboration hub. Artists such as Beck, Moby and Sonic Youth now use the service to distribute tracks through their blogs and connect with their fans.
We’ve received many requests from WordPress.com bloggers that they would like us to work with SoundCloud to enable this service, and today we have some good news for you! You can now easily embed the SoundCloud player on your WordPress.com blog.
To embed SoundCloud groups or member track playlists or a single track in your blog, explore the SoundCloud website or use the search feature to find a sound that you like.
Once you’ve located a song that you want to embed, copy the URL of that song from your browser’s address bar to your clipboard or click on the “Share” icon and locate the “WordPress” button:
Your shortcode should now look similar to this this:
You can then paste this code into your post, and it will display the player::
You can also customize the player size, embed sets and groups, and decide if you want comments within the player turned on or off. For details check out the documentation in our support area.
For those of you on a self-hosted WordPress blog, be sure to grab the SoundCloud Shortcode plugin.
Aug 13th at 8:24 pm
Very exciting! I was hoping that you guys would partner with Soundcloud!
Aug 13th at 8:45 pm
Does it autoplay songs? i find websites that have music annoying tho, cause I’m usually listening to music already and I need to search for the player on the webpage to hit stop…
Aug 13th at 8:49 pm
Too buggy in Firefox
Any hop for some support of more general sound streaming sites (like grooveshark, deezer, …)?
Aug 13th at 9:04 pm
I agree with Smith3000, Glad they’ve added this functionality!
Aug 13th at 9:17 pm
Hey Raanan. Thanks for the great post. We’re really excited about the announcement.
From the entire team at SoundCloud: thanks for making this possible!
Aug 13th at 9:40 pm
Aug 13th at 10:04 pm
sounds good to me… (pun intended)!
Aug 14th at 1:06 am
I can’t keep up! You guys are faster than the speed of sound!
Aug 14th at 1:13 am
it’s crazy! thanks so much!
Aug 14th at 1:41 am
Aug 14th at 2:30 am
sounds GREAT! thank you WP! =D
Aug 14th at 2:42 am
Brilliant news, many thanks!
Aug 14th at 6:02 am
NICE & COOL!
Thank you, WP
Aug 14th at 6:29 am
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Aug 14th at 6:42 am
Wonderful. I had been wondering why everywhere on the net there are more videos than sound tracks, as if film+sound were easier to handle than just sound alone.
Aug 14th at 6:53 am
wow–exciting news! I look forward to figuring it out and adding this dimension to my blog soon! thanks, WP!
Aug 14th at 7:39 am
@trollboy for autoplay you’ll need to add a parameter in your code
[soundcloud url="your_url" params="auto_play=true"]
hope, it’ll helps.
Aug 14th at 7:46 am
that would be a pretty cool widget on my blog…i admire wordpress for its constant effort to make wordpress blogs look fresh
Aug 14th at 8:18 am
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Aug 14th at 1:32 pm
Great help! Thanks WP!
Aug 14th at 5:14 pm
Fantastic! Thanks, SoundCloud+WP!
Aug 14th at 5:55 pm
Oh lord, I only just figured out words, now I need to do music already?!
Aug 14th at 6:31 pm
WordPress you are the best!
Aug 14th at 8:51 pm
Aug 14th at 10:55 pm
Superbueno. Buen regalo
Aug 15th at 2:06 am
Aug 15th at 6:17 am
love it, great work
Aug 15th at 8:14 am
ooooye so nice wordpress team.
Aug 15th at 9:01 am
Aug 15th at 1:03 pm
Hmm – haven’t heard of soundcloud before. But I’m willing to try anything once!
Aug 15th at 2:00 pm
Hey… this is welcome stuff… well awaited. Thank you guys. you all rock.
Aug 15th at 5:48 pm
Aug 15th at 9:49 pm
Wow! Voilà une nouvelle magnifique! :)) Merci à WP & toute l’équipe
Aug 15th at 9:55 pm
Seems I’ll not have to do youtube workarounds any longer …
Aug 16th at 2:55 am
Gracias mil. Saludos desde Panamá!!
Aug 16th at 3:24 am
Great collaboration of WordPress and SoundCloud.
Aug 16th at 3:31 am
Great! ive started using it already!!!!
continue to try new embeds! waiting for java and others to be accepted! but wordpress has been so credible, i wont think of leaving you guys!
Aug 16th at 4:19 am
As a music lover, this is a great addition! Just one question, do I have to sign up for Soundcloud? Thanks, WP!
Aug 16th at 4:30 am
Sublime! Youse guys are da best…….love ya.
Aug 16th at 7:10 am
Aug 16th at 7:45 am
this can only add depth. freaking rad. you guys rawk. xx’s fidge
Aug 16th at 8:59 am
This is sooooooooooo awesome. Exactly what I needed.
You guys surely knows how to take care of us! ^^
Aug 16th at 12:21 pm
This is awesome .
I have one Suggestion.
Can WordPress add a widget like Addthis, so users can share the posts .
I would prefer a widget the users can embed at the end of each post .
Aug 16th at 2:37 pm
Aug 16th at 2:43 pm
this is cool!!
Aug 16th at 5:42 pm
Thank you very much! I was waiting a long time for it!
Aug 16th at 10:08 pm
This sounds really great…looking forwar to try out SoundCloud Great work!
Aug 16th at 11:29 pm
Nice Thanks for this handy add in .
Aug 16th at 11:55 pm
Totally awesome! Coolio SoundCloud!
Aug 17th at 1:15 am
YEAH!!! that’s cool guys, Thanks!
Aug 17th at 3:17 am
Aug 17th at 3:36 am
I like this
Aug 17th at 6:31 am
Right on. Great site (SoundCloud) to be doing this with.
Aug 17th at 7:07 am
I will definetly be using this sometime soon.
Aug 17th at 9:38 am
Thank you very much guys! x
Aug 17th at 10:30 am
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Aug 17th at 12:54 pm
It’s a great utility and I’m sure I’ll be using it a lot (in fact I just did) but is there any way you can adjust the height of the player without cropping the image? When I try and make it slmiline rather than 250px, I lose the play button and most of the functions on the right. Thanks in advance.
Aug 17th at 7:30 pm
never heard of soundcloud until now…I will be finding out more, now.
Aug 18th at 2:00 am
Aug 18th at 3:54 am
I’m gonna use it!
Aug 18th at 8:38 am
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Aug 18th at 6:23 pm
This is cool that you have done this.
Can you work on the same integration with Posterous?
Aug 18th at 8:21 pm
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Aug 18th at 11:36 pm
New wordpress feature… yeah I love it
Aug 19th at 1:11 am
Great and Marveolus
Aug 19th at 3:56 am
Great Thx (:
Aug 19th at 4:04 am
great application.. thanks WordPress team.