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Simple Music Widget


Simple Music Widget is a plugin which creates a widget that can be used to display a music player with artist’s name, song, and a cover image. The user is also able to add a short description about the song.


  • Easy to use audio players
  • Supports HTML5 audio player
  • Supports WordPress default audio embed
  • Fully responsive (your Theme must be responsive for this to work)
  • Customize the player via custom css
  • Upload cover image and audio files
  • Use external cover image url and audio file url
  • Compatible with Page Builder by SiteOrigin


Your Theme must support widgets in order to use this plugin. Visit WordPress Widgets for more details. Also, it only works with browsers which support HTML5 audio element.


To translate the plugin to a particular language, use the file provided in /languages/ folder.

If you like the plugin and want to support the development, feel free to rate it (on the right side of this page) or donate via PayPal. Thank you 🙂


  • Widget settings.
  • Simple music widget using WordPress Audio Shortcode (instead of HTML5 player)
  • Simple music widget - fully responsive
  • Simple music widget using HTML5 player with no description


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘simple music widget’
  3. Activate Simple music widget from your Plugins page.
  4. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  5. Drag and drop ‘simple music widget’ in the widget area
  6. Configure the widget


  1. Download and upload the ‘simple-music-widget’ directory to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  4. Drag and drop ‘simple music widget’ in the widget area
  5. Configure the widget


Can I upload music/image files directly from my website?

Yes, you can upload music files directly from the widget, just make sure the image you select is around 100×100 pixels and your audio file is mp3.

Can I use external audio file and photo?

Yes, just copy and paste the direct url to the desired field.

Can I have multiple widgets?

Yes, you can have multiple widgets with different songs.

What is the “Use WordPress Audio Shortcode” option?

Since version 1.2, users are able to select their desire method for playing audio files. You can use the default HTML5 player or choose to use the WordPress Audio Shortcode to play the audio.



September 12, 2016
not working with latest wordpress and siteorigion page builder can't update audio url and image
September 3, 2016
It's the only audio plugin I could get to work without the complication of codes. Easy to use. It does exactly what I need it to do.
September 3, 2016
This Plugin shows both an image, relevant information and the usual music bar. Easy to use, and works fine.The widget is even responsive! I use it in 2 columns, with the aid of Widgetize Pages Light. Translated the files and put them in the Language folder of the plugin. All very easy. Got fast and accurate support from the author on some minor translation issues. Very helpful.Thumbs up for Simple Music Widget!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Music Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.4 : Jan 20, 2017

  • Added optional audio download link via sponsored software

1.3 : Nov 22, 2016

  • Better error handling
  • Fixed upload fields where you could not upload image/audio when using Page Builder by SiteOrigin

1.2 : Aug 9, 2016

  • You can now add image and audio directly through the widget settings
  • You can now choose to display the audio using WordPress audio embed
  • Removed “Album” name
  • Fixed some css issues
  • If no cover is selected, info is shifted to the left
  • If description field is empty, the description box is hidden


  • Fixed issues with translation
  • Fixed ‘album cover’ style
  • Added Farsi(Persian) translation


  • Initial release.