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Silverlight Audio Player for WordPress


Microsoft Silverlight is a browser plugin for enabling rich internet and media applications. This plugin makes it easy for WordPress content authors
to add audio files to their blog posts and/or pages using a simple command to specify the location of the audio file and creates a Silverlight player.

Special contributor note:
This plugin is not possible without the work of Mark Heath in creating the actual player that is used in the player. Mark’s project and source code can be found at


For support visit or contact Tim directly at


  • Player when initially viewed (collapsed)
  • Player when played (expanded with artist/title optional parameters)


  1. Extract all files and copy it to your plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Login to WordPress Admin and activate the plugin.

A silverlight application can be embedded in a post using a tag of the following form:

[slaudio: URL]

e.g. [slaudio:]

You can also override the default dimensions:

[slaudio: URL, ARTIST, TITLE]

e.g. [slaudio:, Black Sabbath, Iron Man]


Does this work with Silverlight 1.0 applications?

No, this currently works with Silverlight 2+ applications that use the XAP packaging model.

Contributors & Developers

“Silverlight Audio Player for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • First real initial release of plugin


  • Fixed screenshots