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Add music to background on home page (9 posts)

  1. Lizbit
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can't remember how to add music to the background of my home page. I have a really nice song I'd like to have play when my site loads. Thanks in advance!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Integrating the music file as background of the site is easy and consists of two separate steps: providing the file and modify HTML code of your site. The format of the audio file can be any standard: MP3, WMA, MIDI, etc.
    1). Providing file:
    This means, the file should have an Internet address and to be located on the Web server, allowing direct opening. What you need is called URL - Internet address where it is located.
    2). Modifying the HTML code on your site:
    Edit HTML code. Immediately after the tag < head > insert the following code:
    HTML Code:

    <embed autostart="true" height="0" loop="true" src="URL://music-file" width="0"/>

    sorry can't find the ref for this
    quick drop in :>)

  3. celiapgt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, samboll; your tip was just what I need.

  4. celiapgt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This topic is resolved, at least to me.

  5. GIPPE
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I attempted to follow Samboll's instructions, using the following sampling for testing purposes; the music clip is saved in my WordPress Admin Media Library, but was unsuccessful...

    <head><embed autostart="true" height="0" loop="true" src="http://www.gippe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Web-Site-Intro.mp3" width="0"/>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
    <title><?php if (is_home()) {
    You'll note that you can copy and paste the URL to successfully play a 29 second clip, but where it resides within my HTML (which I have close to ZERO editing experience must not be correct).

  6. GIPPE
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Disregard - it now works although I'm not sure what the delayed reaction was caused by.

  7. jwillua
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for this, i have got it to work but it only plays about 4 to 6 seconds of the song and then stops playing, am i doing something wrong? The file is an M4a file, does that matter?? Thanks.

  8. jwillua
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Fixed it, for some reason it only uploaded partially.

  9. dm.seventy2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried this and got it to work, but how do you get it to only play on the home page?

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