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.
Very exciting! I was hoping that you guys would partner with Soundcloud!
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…
Too buggy in Firefox :(
Any hop for some support of more general sound streaming sites (like grooveshark, deezer, …)?
I agree with Smith3000, Glad they’ve added this functionality!
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!
sounds good to me… (pun intended)! :)
I can’t keep up! You guys are faster than the speed of sound!
it’s crazy! thanks so much!
sounds GREAT! thank you WP! =D
Brilliant news, many thanks!
NICE & COOL!
Thank you, WP :D
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.
wow–exciting news! I look forward to figuring it out and adding this dimension to my blog soon! thanks, WP!
@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.
that would be a pretty cool widget on my blog…i admire wordpress for its constant effort to make wordpress blogs look fresh :D
Thanks WordPress :)
Great help! Thanks WP!
Fantastic! Thanks, SoundCloud+WP!
Oh lord, I only just figured out words, now I need to do music already?!
WordPress you are the best!
Superbueno. Buen regalo
love it, great work
ooooye so nice wordpress team.
Hmm – haven’t heard of soundcloud before. But I’m willing to try anything once!
Hey… this is welcome stuff… well awaited. Thank you guys. you all rock.
Wow! Voilà une nouvelle magnifique! :)) Merci à WP & toute l’équipe :D
Seems I’ll not have to do youtube workarounds any longer … ;)
Gracias mil. Saludos desde Panamá!!
Great collaboration of WordPress and SoundCloud.
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!
As a music lover, this is a great addition! Just one question, do I have to sign up for Soundcloud? Thanks, WP!
Sublime! Youse guys are da best…….love ya.
this can only add depth. freaking rad. you guys rawk. xx’s fidge
This is sooooooooooo awesome. Exactly what I needed.
You guys surely knows how to take care of us! ^^
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 .
this is cool!!
Thank you very much! I was waiting a long time for it!
This sounds really great…looking forwar to try out SoundCloud :-) Great work!
Nice Thanks for this handy add in .
Totally awesome! Coolio SoundCloud!
YEAH!!! that’s cool guys, Thanks!
I like this
Right on. Great site (SoundCloud) to be doing this with.
I will definetly be using this sometime soon.
Thank you very much guys! x
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.
never heard of soundcloud until now…I will be finding out more, now.
I’m gonna use it!
This is cool that you have done this.
Can you work on the same integration with Posterous?
New wordpress feature… yeah I love it :)
Great and Marveolus
Great Thx (:
great application.. thanks WordPress team.