Spotify Embed

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With the Spotify Embed block, you can embed tracks, podcasts, playlists & albums into your posts and pages. You need a Spotify account to be able to listen to entire tracks. For users who are not logged in on their Spotify account, the Spotify Play button embed plays a 30-second long audio preview, and then the users are prompted to either login or to sign up. You don’t need a Spotify account to embed a track, podcast, playlist or album.

Embedded Spotify track

Spotify embed

Embedded Spotify Podcast

Spotify embed for a podcast

Embedded Spotify Album

Spotify embed for a playlist

Steps to Embed a track from Spotify

  1. Find your track link on Spotify

In the Web Player select the track and click on the three dots (options menu). Click on “Share” and then click on “Copy Spotify URI.

How to get a Spotify embed URL

Alternatively, on the Desktop application select the track and click on the options menu. Click on “Share” and then click on “Copy Song Link.

How to get a spotify embed URL
  1. Add a Spotify Embed block to your page/post
How to add the Spotify embed block to a post or page

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

  1. Paste the track link into the text box
How to add a Spotify URL to the embed
  1. Click the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

Preview of the embed

If you use a URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.” You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert to link.

How to add a Spotify URL to the embed
  1. Click on “Preview” to see how it will look on the front-end.
Preview of the embed

Embed other Spotify links 

Podcasts, albums and playlists can also be embedded with the Spotify embed block.

Podcast

A podcast URL can be embedded and the entire podcast can be listened from the embed box, with an additional navigation for the podcast.

Podcast URL for the Spotify embed

Album/Playlist

A album or playlist URL can be embedded and the complete track list shows in the embed box, with an additional navigation for the current track in the top.

Spotify Album playlist

Block Toolbar

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the Spotify embed shows four buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options.
Spotify embed block toolbar

Transform to:

Transform option in the SoundCloud block

You can transform a Spotify embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the Spotify embed.

Editor view of a Spotify Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Editor view of a Spotify Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Spotify embed with a blue background.
Spotify embed with a blue background.

Change Alignment

Change alignment in the SoundCloud block
  • Align left – Make the Spotify post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Spotify  post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the Spotify post align right
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – Extend the Spotify post to cover the full width of the screen 

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the Spotify Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

Edit URL in the Spotify block

More Options:

These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.

Read about these and other settings.

Block Settings

Media Settings

Via the Media Settings you can control the behavior of your post embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.

Advanced

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.

Changelog

  • Updated 2022-11-26
    • Removed redundant content
    • Aligned images for mobile view
  • Updated 2022-04-18
  • Updated 2020-08-18
    • Updated images to WP 5.5
    • Added “Move to” and “Copy” section under More Options
    • General improvements
  • Updated 2020-06-05
    • Uploaded images to media library and replaced deprecated images
  • Created 2020-06-04

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