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Spotify Embed


Spotify Embed is based on the new API by Spotify, better known as the Spotify Play Button.
With Spotify Embed you can easily share your favored music tracks, albums and playlists with other Spotify users.

What’s your part?

Just place a Spotify link into your posts. It can be a link to your favored track or album, but also music playlists are possible.
By default no shortcodes are necessary, just a link!
And that was about your part. Easy, isn’t it?

What does the plugin?

The plugin will fetch your links of your music and will convert it to a sexy Spotify Play Button.

Some usage examples

To embed a simple Track just embed a link like this:

To embed an album just embed a link like this:

Or to embed a complete playlist just embed a link like this:

For more examples please vist the FAQ section.

Sounds pretty good? Install now!

Coming soon

  • Support for Spotify URLs like


Spotify Embed is not associated in any way with Spotify by Spotify Ltd.


If you want, you can drop me a line @ocean90 on Twitter or @Dominik Schilling on Google+.


If you want, you can try also some of my other plugins or visit my site


  • An example of an embed track.
  • Here you can get the HTML link of your track, album or playlist, which you can insert into your content.


Note: There will be NO settings page.

For an automatic installation through WordPress:

  1. Go to the ‘Add New’ plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  2. Search for ‘Spotify Embed’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’ and activate the plugin

For a manual installation via FTP:

  1. Upload the spotify-embed directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in your WordPress admin area

To upload the plugin through WordPress, instead of FTP:

  1. Upload the downloaded zip file on the ‘Add New’ plugins screen (see the ‘Upload’ tab) in your WordPress admin area and activate.


Can I embed the light theme instead of the dark theme?

Yes, you can. Just wrap your link into the [embed][/embed] shortcode and add the keyword ‘light’.
[embed light][/embed]

I want to show the cover art, is that possible?

Yes. Just wrap your link into the [embed][/embed] shortcode and add the keyword ‘coverart’.
[embed coverart][/embed]

Where does the plugin get it’s default height and width settings?

Therefor take a look at the Media settings under Settings > Media > Embed.

Can I customize the size of the embed box?

Yes. Just wrap your link into the [embed][/embed] shortcode and add the keywords ‘height’ and/or ‘width’.
(Note: Take also a look at the Spotify documentation)
[embed height=”600″ width=”450″][/embed]

Another option is the use of the size keyword. You can use size="compact" (80x250px) or size="large" (720x640px).
[embed size=”compact”][/embed]

Can I combine all these keywords?

Yes. (But don’t try to combine the size keywords, or the sky will fall on your head)


Requires Login

If you want people to actually listen to the music, do not get this plugin. It requires users to login (not just the person who created the playlist), and most of the time the users will not bother. Do not waste your time on this app.
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Contributors & Developers

“Spotify Embed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Removes one unused matching group to increase performance, thanks to Sergej Müller.


  • Performance boost by reducing to only one regular expression, thanks to Jens Tautenhahn.
  • New keyword: size. (Use size="compact" or size="large".)


  • First release.