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Ampache Now Playing


The Ampache Now Playing wordpress plugin displays information about the current playing song on an Ampache server on wordpress. The information is loaded with jQuery/Ajax which is beneficial if the Ampache server in question has a slow connection or is run on old hardware.


  1. Download the plugin and unpack to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Enable the plugin in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin in WordPress by going to Settings > Ampache Now Playing
  4. Enable the Widget and you’re good to go


I put my username and password in correctly but it says login failed!

This is likely an ACL issue on the Ampache side, see for more details on Ampache ACL’s

I updated Ampache and the album art is wrong.

Clear the album art from Settings > Ampcahe Now Playing > Clear Album Art

Contributors & Developers

“Ampache Now Playing” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Fixed some issues with htmlentities and urlencoding data for use on the site Added the ability to have jQuery/Ajax update the plugin if a song changes without a page refresh


Made plugin compatible with sites that use https admin pages


Added an animated gif for the ajax loader


The information is now loaded in using Ajax to not slow down a website if the connection to the Ampache server is slow or the Ampache server is down


Updated plugin URI for more info


Initial Commit