Today I’m going to answer the question, “how do I add an MP3 file to a blog post so my users can listen to the audio file?”
I created a video for you to watch, but if you don’t care for video there’s text below.
Watch the Video:
The first thing you need to do is create a new post; this is done the same way you would create a new article for your blog, so go inside your WordPress dashboard.
- Under the Posts heading, click “Add New”
- Name your blog post
- Insert your mouse pointer into the text box
- Click the “Add Media” button
- Choose “Upload Files” from the Media Library
- Click the “Select Files” button
- Choose the MP3 file from your computer and click the “Open” button
Once the file is uploaded to your media directory, you’ll want to revise the name and description. Once you’re done making the revisions to your audio file, choose “Embed Media Player” under the Attachment Display Settings.
Then, click the “Insert into post” button at the bottom of the screen and WordPress will insert the media player into your blog post.
Click the “Save Draft” button and check to make certain your media file plays properly before you make the blog post go live for users to enjoy.
That’s really all there is to it. If you want a snazzier looking audio player, you have options.
Audio Plugin Options
There are a many audio player plugins available for WordPress and they give you more options to play with on your blog! If you would like me to create another video to show you how to install an audio plugin, just let me know!
In the meantime, here are a few audio plugins to check out:
- Audio Player (my favorite)
- Compact Audio Player (very basic)
- HTML5 jQuery Audio Player (trendy looking)
Make Your Audio a Download File
If you would like to allow visitors to download your audio, here’s another video to show you how to get that done!
How do you add audio files to your blog? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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