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It’s goes without saying that playing music on your website is an automatically a huge turn off. But there are exceptions to this rule as you may if you are are a band that wants to embed, manage and player audio files in your site or wanting to develop a music repository site. Today’s WordPress Wednesday is just for you as you will find 4 free and 4 premium audio player plugins.


Fullwidth Audio Player - WordPress plugin

This plugin allows to add a audio player at the top or bottom of the window. The audio player runs with the new HTML5 audio engine and if its not supported, it will use a Flash fallback. In other words it runs on all major browsers and mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Android etc. You have also the possibility to add your playlists and tracks into a post or page.

This very helpful when you would like to create a music page, where the visitors can view all tracks and add them to the player by themself. You can add the player to all pages of your wp site or using shortcodes to make it visible for particular pages. Adjust all colors and other options for the player via a great tabbed admin.

2. Total Control HTML5 Audio Player – Free

Total Control HTML5 Audio Player Basic

The Total Control HTML5 Audio Player is jQuery plugin that streams audio and features a manageable playlist. Playlist rows can be dragged and dropped to rearrange song order. Also, users can choose which songs are to be skipped when repeat is enabled.


uber audio

The Über Audio WordPress plugin is designed to provide the ultimate listening experience from your post, page, sidebar or template. Über Audio allows you to put together a custom playlist quickly and easily. You can create beautiful players in seconds with the help of our Über Audio player generator.

Within a few clicks you can have Über Audio players running on your site. You can store multiple playlists in the admin options of Über Audio and then select one playlist to display on each player. There’s no limit to the number of tracks you can add to your playlist.

The design of Über Audio gives the user the ability to show or collapse the playlist for a simple viewing experience. Only have one track you want to play? Über Audio allows the admin to suppress the playlist view with one click.

4. WP Audio Player – Free

WP Audio Player

WP Audio Player is a plugin that brings the Responsive and Touch-Friendly Audio Player from Codrops to WordPress.  It introduces a meta box to each post page that allows you to supply the URL to any audio file and will then append the player to the end of the post.

This way, you’re able to upload your media using the built in Media Uploader, and then use the provided URL to add the player to your post.


Ultimate DJ Manager

Ultimate DJ Manager is a “Must-Have” wordpress plugin for DJs and producers. The plugin comes with 3 outstanding Applications: Soundcloud Player, MP3-Player in Flash with HTML5 fallback and a Gigs Scheduler.

6. HTML5 jQuery Audio Player – Free

HTML5 jQuery Audio Player

This trendy looking music player lets you add a single audio track or a full playlist to your WordPress site using shortcode. You can customise the colours of the player, and also display ratings, album cover art, and buy/download link if needed.

This audio player is different from others on offer because it works on all major browsers, both PC and Mac, and on mobile devices including iPhone/iPad. Plus it looks really cool!


Advanced Music Player - WordPress plugin

This plugin let you create a music website in wordpress. you post music with custom image and details inside player easy and speedy. Also playing music inside the facebook like soundcloud but image and description included.

8. mb.miniAudioPlayer – Free

mb.miniAudioPlayer - an HTML5 audio player for your mp3 files

This plug-in let you transform any mp3 file uploaded inside a post into an essential small HTML5 audio player with: volume control, seeking control, title bar, rewind button,mute button & play button


WordPress Wednesday – 8 Great Audio Player Plugins