This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

SSG WordPress Google Audio Player


There are a lot of mp3-playing WordPress plugins available out there. This one aims to keep things simple and classy by employing the Google Audio Player service and an MP3-finding Auto-Embed script.


  • Uses Google’s Audio Player for MP3 content on your WordPress website.
  • Options page to configure player width, size, & background color
  • Option to Auto-Embed the Google Audio Player, seamlessly replacing all Anchor tags (<a ...>Text</a>) with the Google Flash Player.
  • Option to Auto-Start the player on page load.


  • SSG Google Audio Player Settings Page Screenshot
  • SSG Google Audio Player Demo Page Screenshot


Download & Install

  1. Download SSG Google Audio Player WordPress Plugin
  2. Unzip the downloaded archive
  3. Upload whole ssg-google-audio-player folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  1. Visit the SSG Google Audio Player Settings Page to configure your default player
  2. If Auto-Embed is checked, the plugin will automatically replace all anchor tags (<a ...>Text</a>) linking to .mp3 files found in the body of your post.
  3. If Auto-Embed is NOT checked, the plugin will look for the following shortcode and will replace it when found with the Google Audio Player.


[gplayer href="MP3 FILE"]MP3 TITLE[/gplayer]
  1. Check the Default CSS box to enable to player style seen in the screenshots.


The player works fine in Opera, Firefox, Safari but chokes in IE8. What’s the deal?

The first two versions of this plugin did not pay nicely with IE8. I believe thats all cleared up now.

I’m having some trouble getting this plugin to work. Would you help me?

Sure. But you need to give me details. I need to know your system software (mac windows linux?) (version ?). I need to know the browser version you’re using. I also need to know the version of WordPress you are running, the theme, and any plugins that you are using.

Though its not necessary, a screenshot of the problem occurring would be great to send along to. The more you give me the better your chances are that we get fix the issue.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Updated the plugin for the new google player URL. Big thanks to Kim Mitchell for doing the research and locating the new URL. You gotta love pro-active folks like this. 🙂


  • Added default CSS Option
  • Fixed duplicate id attributes that was causing a frequently reported bug


  • Corrected the plugin directory path as it relates to the inclusion of JS files. (thanks to edwardnh)


  • Added Auto-Start option to the settings page.


  • Fixed the php foreach errors.
  • Fine tuned the regex that hunts for .mp3 tags to be case insensitive.
  • IE7/IE8 compatibility issues addressed.
  • Now uses SWFObject 2.2 to embed the google player.
  • Added option to omit swfobject.js inclusion in case your theme or site is already including it.


  • Accounted for case where no regex matches are made.


  • First version