MixCloud Embed

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With the Mixcloud Embed block, you can embed tracks, playlists, and profile from Mixcloud into your posts and pages. You don’t need a Mixcloud account to be able to use them, although they need to be public.

embedded Mixcloud track
Embedded Mixcloud track
embedded Mixcloud playlist
Embedded Mixcloud playlist
embedded Mixcloud profile
Embedded Mixcloud profile

Steps to Embed a track from Mixcloud:

  1. Find your track link on Mixcloud

In the web player select the track and click on the “Share” button.

Mixcloud track sharing options
  1. In the share section, highlight the track link and copy it
Mixcloud share link modal
  1. Add a Mixcloud embed block to your page/post
Mixcloud embed in WordPress editor using the shortcut inserter

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

  1. Paste the link into the text box and click on the “Embed” button
Mixcloud embed URL field in WordPress editor

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

Preview in editor of Mixcloud embed

If you use an URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.”

Mixcloud URL cannot be embedded notification

You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert it to a link.

  1. Click on “Preview” to see how it will look on the front-end
Preview of Mixcloud embed on front of site

Embed a playlist from Mixcloud:

A playlist URL can be embedded and the complete tracklist shows in the embed box.

Preview of embedded Mixcloud playlist in editor

Click on the “UP NEXT” option to view your playlist in the embed box.

Preview of interactivity allowed with Mixcloud embed

The playlist will follow the same order of tracks as you have in Mixcloud.

Embed a profile from Mixcloud:

A profile URL can be embedded and the profile widget shows in the embed box, with additional navigation in the bottom.

Preview of embedded Mixcloud user profile

Block Toolbar

Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor. The SoundCloud Embed block has the following options in the Block toolbar. 

  • Transform to
  • Block moving tools
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More options.
Block toolbar in relation to the Mixcloud embed

Transform to:

You can transform a Mixcloud Embed block into a Paragraph, Columns, or a Group block.

Block transform options for the Mixcloud embed

You can transform a Mixcloud embed into a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the Mixcloud embed.

Mixcloud embed wrapped in Group block with customization options
Mixcloud embed wrapped in Group block with many customization options
Mixcloud embed wrapped in Group block with green background and solid border
Mixcloud embed wrapped in Group block with green background and solid border

Block-moving tools

Block moving tools in the SoundCloud block

Use the block-moving tools to move the block up and down inside the editor. Use the six dots icon to drag and drop the Mixcloud Embed block and reposition it anywhere on the editor. Alternatively, click on the up and down arrows to move the block up or down the editor.

Detailed instructions on moving a block within the editor can be found here.

Change alignment 

Mixcloud alignment options from block toolbar
  • Align left – Make the Mixcloud post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Mixcloud post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the Mixcloud post align right
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – Extend the Mixcloud post to cover the full width of the screen

“Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site. 

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the Mixcloud Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” button.

Mixcloud URL field in editor
Mixcloud embed block's More Options

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.

Copy

Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.

Duplicate

Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert after

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move to

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line, up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Lock

Lock lets you prevent users from moving or deleting the selected block. A pop-up window will appear to set the block locking attribute to the selected block. You can opt to disable movement, prevent removal, or both for the selected block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.

Group

Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Mixcloud

With the Remove Mixcloud option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block Settings

Besides the Advanced section, the Mixcloud embed has only one setting in the “Block Settings” sidebar: Media Settings.

Media Settings

Resize option toggled on in embed block settings
Resize option toggled off in embed block settings

Via the Media Settings, you can control the behavior of your post embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position, the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.

Advanced

Advanced settings in the Mixcloud Embed block

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

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Changelog

  • Updated 2022-08-26
    • Screenshots for 6.0
    • Alt text for all screenshots
    • Add video walkthrough
  • Updated 2020-08-11
    • Screenshots as per WordPress 5.5
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Created 2020-07-05

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