David SoundCloud gets full WordPress.com integration

SoundCloud has been steadily growing popularity within the musical blogosphere. As well as our DropBox feature, which allows music bloggers to easily receive demos & promos, we’ve noticed more and more people using SoundCloud to embed music into their posts. So we’ve been working hard to make this easier and easier for bloggers.

Today’s ‘YAY!’-moment is triggered by the excitement to finally be able to announce the the full WordPress.com integration. It is now super-easy to share SoundCloud tracks & sets blogs hosted on WordPress.com. Here’s the run-down of how that works.

If you look at the “Share” option of a track, set or group, you’ll see that we’ve added WordPress to the list of services we support.

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Click on “WordPress” and you’ll be able to copy the shortcode to your clipboard and simply add it to the edit field of your blog:

WordPress Shortcode

This simple shortcode line in your Edit field…

Shortcode

… will turn into the good-looking SoundCloud player you all know:

SoundCloud Player

We think that’s pretty nifty, don’t you think? Oh and by the way: you can also customize the appearance of your the player and have it match the design of your blog. To do so, click on “customize your player” as seen in the first screenshot above.

Player customization

One more thing: if you run a self-hosted blog on WordPress, make sure to check out the updated version of the SoundCloud ShortCode Plugin over on WordPress Plugin Directory.

Huge thanks go out to Raanan over at WordPress.com for making this possible.

Update: Here’s the WordPress announcement. Great!

Update 2: And below, find a nice how-to video that just got posted over on WordPress.tv:

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  • http://www.grooveatdrive.com groove@drive

    whooo hooo :D
    One more step forward :D

  • johnmastigopoulos

    whooo hooo :D
    One more step forward :D

  • http://gigbloggy.com/ robin

    Truly awesome work! Well done.

    Almost wished I hadn't just moved my wordpress.com to the standalone version.

  • http://gigbloggy.com/ robin

    Truly awesome work! Well done.

    Almost wished I hadn't just moved my wordpress.com to the standalone version.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/social-engineer Edd Parris

    Wow, nice addition guys!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/social-engineer Edd Parris

    Wow, nice addition guys!

  • http://www.sentric.wordpress.com/ sP

    Ace.

    I shall be using this in the future Sentric Music blogs.

    sP

  • http://www.sentric.wordpress.com/ sP

    Ace.

    I shall be using this in the future Sentric Music blogs.

    sP

  • http://soundcloud.com/ Eric Wahlforss

    Cool, good to hear!

  • http://soundcloud.com/ Eric Wahlforss

    Cool, good to hear!

  • http://www.dangarland.me.uk/ Dan Garland

    Neat addition, I would definitely use this

  • http://www.dangarland.me.uk/ Dan Garland

    Neat addition, I would definitely use this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1368681064 facebook-1368681064

    oh well done guys!!!
    only a few days ago I was sad to surrender to the fact that I couldn't make my wordpress blog look awesome buy embedding your coolest ever player!
    And then, here you are, telling me I can!
    It brings tears of joy to my squinting from looking at the screen for too long eyes!
    Thank you
    http://natemaingard.wordpress.com

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    Woo, look really nice
    thx for a great work!

  • http://www.buycheapitems.us/ peter

    Woo, look really nice
    thx for a great work!

  • klangboot

    Great news! Thanks from Baltic Sea!

  • klangboot

    Great news! Thanks from Baltic Sea!

  • http://nl-nl.facebook.com/denis.doeland Denis Doeland

    Great feature!

  • http://nl-nl.facebook.com/denis.doeland Denis Doeland

    Great feature!

  • http://www.rallyrecords.com/ jonny

    i love it and use it here;

    http://www.rallyrecords.com/media

  • http://www.rallyrecords.com/ jonny

    i love it and use it here;

    http://www.rallyrecords.com/media

  • http://www.audiostuff.ro Andrei

    Nice job.!

  • audiostuff

    Nice job.!

  • http://www.thesaddj.com/ TheSAD

    cool, really great work guys, thanks for all this… it has been a real revolution… i'm using it massively on my website (e-music and audiovisual arts..)
    keep on the good work!

  • adrian141

    Really good for doing this, nice one!!

    I've used mine here. No freelance blow jobs, haha!

    http://freelancebj-adrian.blogspot.com/

  • adrian141

    Really good for doing this, nice one!!

    I've used mine here. No freelance blow jobs, haha!

    http://freelancebj-adrian.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.djvibe.com DJViBE

    I think its a great feature.. but I think you should make it more automated like you did for Facebook and Twitter… By Using XMLRPC you can automate the creation of posts in WordPress. By saving the credentials on your server you could Push out Posts to blogs automatically when they are uploaded to SC.. This is a great feature that sites like Youtube and Blip.tv already take advantage of.. I would be very interested in this feature. Keep up the good work guys.. You have one killer app!!

  • djvibe

    I think its a great feature.. but I think you should make it more automated like you did for Facebook and Twitter… By Using XMLRPC you can automate the creation of posts in WordPress. By saving the credentials on your server you could Push out Posts to blogs automatically when they are uploaded to SC.. This is a great feature that sites like Youtube and Blip.tv already take advantage of.. I would be very interested in this feature. Keep up the good work guys.. You have one killer app!!

  • vietprotocol

    Thank you very much for your continued support!

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  • vietprotocol

    Thank you very much for your continued support!

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  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    looks sweet!

  • http://echolot.tumblr.com David Noël

    looks sweet!

  • http://www.gibbertwitch.co.uk/ CompositeOne

    So what can I do now that I couldn't before?
    To me this is just a different implementation of copying and pasting the embed tag only it takes one click more? Am I missing something?

    I would like to see features like:

    Controlling the look of the player from wordpress, so that if I redesign the theme I can change all the players on the site in one go, to fit the new design.

    Being able to link my blog to my sound cloud account so that things could be pushed to wordpress and vice versa.
    For example I could link a track to a post on my blog and all sound cloud comments get posted to the comments of the blog post automatically. This could work the other way round to but I'm not sure how you guys might feel about non members “posting comments on Sound Cloud”.

    Some sort of sidebar widget that could pull “all my public tracks” rather than just my sets, and then automatically update when I upload a new tune.

    A widget for the drop box/profile badge.

    Maybe an admin widget so that I can get a summary of my account from there and not always have to visit my profile. I'm in my blog everyday so it would be nice to see more info at a glance.

  • http://www.gibbertwitch.co.uk/ CompositeOne

    So what can I do now that I couldn't before?
    To me this is just a different implementation of copying and pasting the embed tag only it takes one click more? Am I missing something?

    I would like to see features like:

    Controlling the look of the player from wordpress, so that if I redesign the theme I can change all the players on the site in one go, to fit the new design.

    Being able to link my blog to my sound cloud account so that things could be pushed to wordpress and vice versa.
    For example I could link a track to a post on my blog and all sound cloud comments get posted to the comments of the blog post automatically. This could work the other way round to but I'm not sure how you guys might feel about non members “posting comments on Sound Cloud”.

    Some sort of sidebar widget that could pull “all my public tracks” rather than just my sets, and then automatically update when I upload a new tune.

    A widget for the drop box/profile badge.

    Maybe an admin widget so that I can get a summary of my account from there and not always have to visit my profile. I'm in my blog everyday so it would be nice to see more info at a glance.

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Geat idea, we will consider this! Thanks!

  • http://echolot.tumblr.com David Noël

    Geat idea, we will consider this! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-JJuan-Wilson/500914688 Juan J'Juan Wilson

    great

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-JJuan-Wilson/500914688 Juan J'Juan Wilson

    great

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  • danlesac

    SWEET!

  • danlesac

    SWEET!

  • http://www.bubblefunk.co.uk/ james

    This is a fantastic move forward – I've been waiting for this kind of thing for a while now.
    I'm looking forward to your next possible move which will be automatic updates to blogs (WP) – for example I'm planning a multi-user blog for DJs and it'd be great if they could have an automatic update of their latest DJ mix or track etc + control more stuff from WordPress – colours, comments etc.
    Anyway keep up the good work!
    J.

  • http://www.bubblefunk.co.uk/ james

    This is a fantastic move forward – I've been waiting for this kind of thing for a while now.
    I'm looking forward to your next possible move which will be automatic updates to blogs (WP) – for example I'm planning a multi-user blog for DJs and it'd be great if they could have an automatic update of their latest DJ mix or track etc + control more stuff from WordPress – colours, comments etc.
    Anyway keep up the good work!
    J.

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  • http://www.mathewpacker.com Mat Packer

    That's pretty neat, I have a couple of friends in bands that have their own WordPress blogs so this might be a nice enticement for them to sign up on SoundCloud.

  • matpacker

    That's pretty neat, I have a couple of friends in bands that have their own WordPress blogs so this might be a nice enticement for them to sign up on SoundCloud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-Gross/511930263 Walter Gross

    Very exciting news. Looking forward to installing this on a few projects I'm working on.

    SoundCloud rules!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-Gross/511930263 Walter Gross

    Very exciting news. Looking forward to installing this on a few projects I'm working on.

    SoundCloud rules!

  • http://sumotoy.net/ marco tanzi

    I have seen a different implementation (w3c) in this link
    http://sumotoy.net/forum/viewthread.php?forum_i

  • http://thejeary.wordpress.com/ Jeary

    This is totally awesome. My freind and I do a blog on wordpress and so he's gonna do it to mine. Come check out my blog at thejeary.wordpress.com and his at bandew444.wordpress.com.

  • http://thejeary.wordpress.com/ Jeary

    This is totally awesome. My freind and I do a blog on wordpress and so he's gonna do it to mine. Come check out my blog at thejeary.wordpress.com and his at bandew444.wordpress.com.

  • http://thejeary.wordpress.com/ Jeary

    What's the name of there bands.

  • http://thejeary.wordpress.com/ Jeary

    What's the name of there bands.

  • http://bandew444.wordpress.com bandew444

    Thanks SoundCloud! This has definitely made our blogs more interesting! http://bandew444.wordpress.com

  • bandew444

    Thanks SoundCloud! This has definitely made our blogs more interesting! http://bandew444.wordpress.com

  • http://sumotoy.net/ marco tanzi

    cool or not this version will not satisfy w3c at all! You need to use some js for better work.
    My friend has done this in his custom cms site and says that it's easy to do same for every cms.
    http://sumotoy.net/forum/viewthread.php?forum_i

  • http://sumotoy.net/ marco tanzi

    cool or not this version will not satisfy w3c at all! You need to use some js for better work.
    My friend has done this in his custom cms site and says that it's easy to do same for every cms.
    http://sumotoy.net/forum/viewthread.php?forum_i

  • davematters

    Soundcloud is a great addition to WordPress

  • davematters

    Soundcloud is a great addition to WordPress

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743360785 facebook-743360785

    I'm new to SoundCloud, but I must say, the integration with WordPress is definitely a winning feature. Keep up the good development work– I think I'm going to join now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743360785 facebook-743360785

    I'm new to SoundCloud, but I must say, the integration with WordPress is definitely a winning feature. Keep up the good development work– I think I'm going to join now.

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  • leonitaa

    waawww nice :)

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  • leonitaa

    waawww nice :)

    thanks 4 shared ..

  • http://fixdmusic.com/ Fixd

    Superb work. We have Soundcloud 100% on our music website (http://fixdmusic.com) and it works perfectly. Thanks for finally making music 'look' as good as it sounds on the internet.

    - Fixd

    :D

  • http://fixdmusic.com/ Fixd

    Superb work. We have Soundcloud 100% on our music website (http://fixdmusic.com) and it works perfectly. Thanks for finally making music 'look' as good as it sounds on the internet.

    - Fixd

    :D

  • http://www.carbonmonoxidedetectorstoday.com/ Ira Mann

    Very Sweet! I am impressed. Keep up the GREAT Job!

  • http://www.carbonmonoxidedetectorstoday.com/ Ira Mann

    Very Sweet! I am impressed. Keep up the GREAT Job!

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  • http://www.globaldjnetwork.com/community globaldjnetwork

    Globaldjnetwork has had the player enabled in the community area for months. We have also just introduced a Soundcloud dropbox promotion thread where all material posted to our groups dropbox is posted on the community with the embeddable player and artist link, an RSS feed would be a great option for soundcloud to include in a future option.

  • globaldjnetwork

    Globaldjnetwork has had the player enabled in the community area for months. We have also just introduced a Soundcloud dropbox promotion thread where all material posted to our groups dropbox is posted on the community with the embeddable player and artist link, an RSS feed would be a great option for soundcloud to include in a future option.

  • http://radiococoremix.com/ Mikooshka

    I agree with Composite One. What's so novel here? In fact, I just pasted the embed code into a WordPress post and it didn't work. Then I tried the regular embed code and sure enough it appeared. Looks good though – may use it instead of “Apture” which has a tiny icon beside the link and may be too subtle for attracting plays. (But everybody should check Apture – killer tool for “stay inside the website” pop-up players for all kinds of content).

  • http://radiococoremix.com/ Mikooshka

    I agree with Composite One. What's so novel here? In fact, I just pasted the embed code into a WordPress post and it didn't work. Then I tried the regular embed code and sure enough it appeared. Looks good though – may use it instead of “Apture” which has a tiny icon beside the link and may be too subtle for attracting plays. (But everybody should check Apture – killer tool for “stay inside the website” pop-up players for all kinds of content).

  • http://david-noel.com David Noël

    Nice, can you post some links?

  • http://echolot.tumblr.com David Noël

    Nice, can you post some links?

  • http://www.bigspring.co.uk BigSpring

    awesome!

    good work guys

  • http://www.bigspring.co.uk BigSpring

    awesome!

    good work guys

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    Very nice feature

  • http://muratbiskin.com muratbiskin

    Very nice feature

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  • http://billcsistunedon.wordpress.com/ Bill

    Thanks – now I'm just waiting for you to negotiate having the Soundcloud widget available at WordPress! Right now I have to use a link. Cheers!

  • http://billcsistunedon.wordpress.com/ Bill

    Thanks – now I'm just waiting for you to negotiate having the Soundcloud widget available at WordPress! Right now I have to use a link. Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/luis.ramilo Luis Ramilo

    prueba

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  • http://twitter.com/johnstonb Brad Johnston

    SoundCloud gets full WordPress.com integration. Great software for sharing music files. Could be good for educators wanting to share student work with parents and for assessment purposes. Check it out. It looks great to!

  • http://twitter.com/johnstonb Brad Johnston

    SoundCloud gets full WordPress.com integration. Great software for sharing music files. Could be good for educators wanting to share student work with parents and for assessment purposes. Check it out. It looks great to!

  • newyorkjobs1

    shall be using this in the future Sentric Music blogs.

  • newyorkjobs1

    shall be using this in the future Sentric Music blogs.

  • http://www.magicsolv.com/ Mark

    Wow ! this is great, cloud sound is really a nice application, nice post thanks

  • http://www.magicsolv.com/ Mark

    Wow ! this is great, cloud sound is really a nice application, nice post thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrbjjackson Ben Jackson

    Hi, I'm using this plugin and it's great but I can't get the soundcloud player to show up in my post excerpts. Do you know what's the best way to do this? This may not be the best place for support questions… where should I go instead?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrbjjackson Ben Jackson

    Hi, I'm using this plugin and it's great but I can't get the soundcloud player to show up in my post excerpts. Do you know what's the best way to do this? This may not be the best place for support questions… where should I go instead?

  • http://timeguitar.blogspot.com/ gan's

    agree with this.. amazing idea.. just doing what the another not thinking !!

  • http://timeguitar.blogspot.com/ gan's

    agree with this.. amazing idea.. just doing what the another not thinking !!

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  • http://picklemonkey.net/cloudflipper Adam

    Try Cloud Flipper to convert a SoundCloud page to an RSS feed. It's a free web service that enables you to subscribe to SoundCloud via RSS from your RSS reader/podcast catcher of choice. There's no download or install required.

    http://picklemonkey.net/cloudflipper

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