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How to "make music" in my sidebar...?

  1. http://spurgeon.wordpress.com/

    Above is a blog which contains the wordpress music player in the sidebar. I am trying to do something very similar, but when I do the [audio], it doesn't work.

    Any ideas why????

    Thank you. :)

    Oh..this is my blog.
    http://thefoolishgalatian.wordpress.com/

  2. I can't even post it in my blog. http://cronies.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/9/

  3. Take out the ":" after audio and try that....

  4. I think your problem is that your sidebar is not wide enough for it. You'd need a template with a wider sidebar, like he has.

  5. Figures...rghhhhh.

    I really like this template. Such is life, eh? :)

    Thanks raincoaster.

  6. Re: dogbarber
    That doesn't work either.

  7. Sorry bud....yer' on your own then. :):):)

    I'm still a' learnin' meself.

  8. Re: dogbarber
    The player always bufferin'.

  9. Where are you uploading these files???? Do they allow you to stream?

  10. *The player on your page.

  11. I use musicwebtown....upload there and try that. They allow 10G of free space.

    http://www.musicwebtown.com/community/index.php

  12. Kthx. :)

    They banned embed! *mads*

  13. I found those URL from ProjectPlaylist.com, they allowed us to stream.

  14. G2g, ttyl!

  15. Like I said....I'm still learning myself. I'm sorta' learnin' as I go.....

    Try musicwebtown....it works for me.

  16. Odeo is what I use, but it's glitchy. disembedded uses a couple, Box.net is popular.

  17. /nod to raincoaster
    Rather than limiting this to the sidebar, you could look at all the options available to get music on your blog.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/how-do-i-get-music-on-my-blog/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/01/using-odeo/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/04/23/using-the-boxnet-widget/

  18. If you want something permanently accessible, but don't want to change templates, try doing it on a static page.

  19. That's what I'm doin', I got a test blog.

  20. Btw, the URL that I posted earlier is my test blog.

  21. @cronies - Works for me. And search for the reason why embeds are not allowed instead of getting mad.

  22. This is the best I can find to provide what you are looking for. I too have been looking for the same thing. Use this code in a text widget.

    <embed src="FULL URL/FILE.mp3" controls="smallconsole" width="144" height="15" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="2" align="left" autoplay=false pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/?video/quicktime"></embed><br/><br/>

    Hope that helps.

  23. That will not work.

    Embeds are stripped out at WordPress.com automatically. Read the thread at the top of the forums called Read Me First.

  24. I forgot to mention that The Shepherd's Scrapbook (http://spurgeon.wordpress.com/) is where I too first saw this kind of audio feature embedded in the "sidebar". One thing you should realize, that I just discovered, is that the so-called "sidebar" section in the Andreas 04 theme he is using to display the audio is actually a specialized "about" section, where he is placing an [audio] tag in the text. Even though it is in the sidebar position, it is not a widgetized sidebar in the technical sense. This [audio FULL_URL_PATH/FILE.mp3] tag only seems to work on WordPress.com-hosted sites, as I have tried to place it in self-hosted WordPress sites without success. It appears to be a built-in feature of WordPress.com sites.

    I'm still searching for the perfect audio widget also. Good providence, and let me know what you find.
    The Plowman
    http://theplowman.org

  25. Yes, all answers here in the WordPress.com support forums are WP.com specific. If you are looking for something for a self-hosted blog, you are in the wrong place. You need to be at WordPress.org, as covered in the sticky thread at the head of the forum called Read Me First.

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