How to insert an audio widget to your sidebar or footer in Wordpress is a perfect match for you if you want to add an audio player to the sidebar or footer of your site. The Audio Widget and Music Player Widgets will help you as you wish when an audio player can be inserted by using any audio file that you uploaded to your site. In this time article, I will show you the ways.
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1. Before adding an Audio Widget
Below is a specific example of how an audio widget looks:
The above example from the Sapor theme shows that the appearance and font of the title in widgets are different depending on themes so that yours might look a bit different.
You can insert an audio widget to your sidebar or footer by choosing My Site(s) → Design →Customize → Widgets. Click on the name of the sidebar in which you want the widget to show up, and then choose Add a Widget:
After that, utilize the search field to look for the audio widget, then click the widget title to insert it to the sidebar:
Choose the Add Audio button to select the audio that you want to add to the Audio widget. If you want to insert an audio player using an audio file that is hosted elsewhere, choose Insert from URL option, then you can enter a link to the audio.
2. After adding an Audio Widget
After the link to your audio was uploaded or entered, please choose Add to Widget to insert the audio to the widget.
Then when you’ve finished the adding-audio-file process to your audio widget, a preview of the widget will show up on your blog. You can also insert a Tiltle in widget options, which will show up above the audio.
Once you were satisfied, choose Save & Publish to insert the widget to your site.
3. Additional information
One thing you need to know is that the audio files have to be set in .mp3, .m4a, .ogg, or .wav type. It will not be possible to insert an audio embed from another service, such as SoundCloud, into an Audio Widget. As an alternative option, you can use a Text Widget with a shortcode.
That’s a wrap! The process of inserting an audio widget to your sidebar or footer is really simple and easy-to-follow. I believe that a few times of practicing will nail your problems. If there is any trouble occurring during you are practicing, inform us via email or comment below. The help is always willing to be offered to all of you.