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.
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:
This simple shortcode line in your Edit field…
… will turn into the good-looking SoundCloud player you all know:
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.
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: