Do you want to Add Audio Files in your WordPress Website?
As an open and free content management system, WordPress is capable of adding audio files on the website by default. It enables the users to add image, audio, video, graphic and many other elements in the site to make it look great and effective. However, many of the beginners have no idea about adding audio files in posts/pages. In this tutorial, we will learn to Add Audio Files in WordPress Website.
Audio File Formats that WordPress Supports
Before starting the tutorial, we need to know that what are the formats of the audio file that WordPress supports in the site. WordPress operates an HTML5 audio tag to insert audio files. This format is compatible with most of the all modern devices. HTML5 audio tag assists MP3, MP4, OGG, and WAV file formats. Among all these formats, MP3 is the most used and widely supported so we suggest users to use it if possible.
Adding Audio File in WordPress Website
As a first step, you need to be logged in to your WordPress website or click on the Dashboard. You can either add a single audio file or add audio playlist. It is quite easy and simple to add Single audio files in WordPress posts or pages.
- Click on the Posts>>Add New or you can also Edit the existing post.
On the top of the page, you can see the + button.
- Click on the button and select the Audio.
When you click the audio, you can select the option to upload the audio file from the media library, insert from url or upload from your computer device.
- Select the option through which you would like to upload it.
WordPress will insert the audio file in your post.
You can add the context, text, image and publish or update the post.
Now when you preview your post, you can see the audio file embedded in your site like this.
You can also embed a single audio file in any of the WordPress page or post by first uploading the file to the media library. After that, you can simply copy the URL of the audio file and paste it in the visual editor.
WordPress will automatically embed the URL of the audio file just like how WordPress embeds the URL of the youtube videos.
You can add the audio file in the page in the same way.
Adding Audio Playlist in WordPress Website
In the case of adding a single audio file, it is simple and easy. But, other than creating a single audio file, you can also create the audio playlist. The audio playlist has the list of audio files. You can create the audio playlist through the media uploader.
- Click on Add Media button option.
- Upload all the audio files.
After you upload all the audio files,
- Select all the audio files that you want to include in the playlist
- Click on Create New Playlist link in the left-hand column
- Drag and drop to rearrange the audio in the playlist.
You can also enable the tracklist, show artist name and image. The information is embedded with your MP3 file’s IDT meta tags and gets automatically displayed by WordPress by default.
After making all the necessary changes,
- Click on Insert Audio Playlist button.
The playlist will be added to your post and you can see it in the visual editor page. Save your post and preview it to play the audio file playlist on your site.
Editing Meta Information of Audio Files
When you upload the audio files in your WordPress website, it will automatically get the meta information from the MP3 file. However, if your audio file don’t have meta information or you would like to change the meta information that is provided by default, you can edit it from the media uploader.
- Click on Add Media button to upload the files.
In the case, you want to edit the meta information of the audio file that you have already uploaded,
- Click on the Audio file in the media library.
On the right column of the select audio file, you will see the attachment details. Here, you can provide track title, artist name, album name, caption, and description.
- Change the details as per you need.
In this way, you can add audio files in your WordPress website. In this tutorial we have listed the method to add a single audio file and create a audio playlist and edit meta information of the audio files. If you too want to add audio files in your site, follow our easy, simple and quick tutorial guide and do it right away!