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  • I’ve uploaded both mp3 and wav files to my site, and inserted them into a post.

    But how do I get them to play? They just show as text titles? Is some extra software or process needed to embed them?

    Can’t find much about standard music uploads in the FAQs.


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  • esmi


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    WordPress doesn’t have an inbuilt audio player, so you’ll need to look at some of the audio plugins.

    esmi thanks, there was an easy upload button for audio but no explanation of how it worked! I’ll take a look at those audio plugins.


    Right, I had a look at the audio plugins…and they all look too complicated!

    What I need is something hidden really but which just enables mp3 or mp4 or wav….which just plays it when a link is clicked. I don’t need pop up players and the like.

    I think what I need is something very simple…a music enabler. No fancy ‘players’ required. Isn’t there something to just make music play without fuss and bother?

    Ok, goto my site and check out the post at the top. See if it works in your browser. I’m running FireFox on an Ubuntu machine.

    Basic code in post is:

    <embed src="" width="140" height="40" autostart="false" loop="FALSE"> ICanSeeForMilesI.mp3

    I had the very same problem. First, you have to find the file path of the audio file you want to put in your post (my audio file was in my blog’s uploads folder). Second, create a link to text or image in your post. Then, link the text or image to the file path of the audio file you want to play.

    The audio file will start playing in the computer user’s default media player when they click on it. I am on a MAC so QuickTime opened.

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