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:

109 thoughts on “SoundCloud gets full WordPress.com integration

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  4. 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!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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).

  24. 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).

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  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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?

  30. 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?

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