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Install SoundCloud player via embed code

  1. I've looked all over the support and I'm finding conflicting information such as, WordPress.COM does not allow plugins or embed code (object html) *except* for SoundCloud....

    Go to SoundCloud and they have the WordPress code but advise you to install a plugin. Catch 22 or am I confused? I can't find a post resolving this.

    I want to have a SoundCloud player embedded in a Page on That's it.

    Can anyone clear this up for me? I'd be grateful.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Okay, I figured out my own confusion (self-hosted) but I'm still having a problem:

    The SoundCloud player appears but will not play on WordPress. Here is my link:

    I'm running the latest version of Firefox and have whitelisted domains both for WP and SoundCloud, so I don't think it's blocking anything. Can anyone else see this?

  3. Verified it's not playing on Chrome or IE, either.

  4. The first thing I checked was the SoundCloud support page at

    The player is working there for me. Does that one work for you as well?

  5. Yes, it does work for me there. What could be happening in between Sound Cloud and my site that playback isn't working? Does it not support sets?

  6. I tested added a new SoundCloud player to my test blog and it worked.

    But I didn't test it with a set. What is the URL where of the SoundCloud you want to add so I can try testing that one?

  7. Hrm. I'm not sure if sets worked before, but that share code looks the same as it does for individual tracks and those work. I'll see what else I can find out.

  8. Try this:

    [soundcloud url=""]

  9. I may have figured it out. The SET was public but the individual TRACKS were private. Don't know why the set would play but apparently that didn't carryover. Testing now.

  10. Installed your embed code - working! Thank you very much! :D

  11. Hmmm well for whatever reason, that embed code does work, but doesn't show the set, and doesn't play in order.

    The code for the set itself:

    [soundcloud url="" height="200" iframe="true" /]

    Still does not play.

  12. Alright something really weird just happened. As an experiment I put both lines of code into the HTML, like this:

    [soundcloud url="" height="200" iframe="true" /]

    [soundcloud url=""]

    When updated, the set shows up AND plays.

    When the second line of code is removed, the set does not load/play.

    Thoughts? :)

  13. I think something may have changed on the SoundCloud side. We'll look into it.

    Thanks for the example with the two codes side by side! Noting examples like that is always a good idea. :)

  14. @starmack: The second shortcode you pasted above is useless. The first one should work - try removing the (wrong) slash before the closing bracket.

    If it doesn't then this will:
    [gigya src="" flashvars="url=" width="456" height="200" allowscriptaccess="always" ]
    You can change the width.

  15. @justpi removing that last slash TOTALLY fixes it. Thank you very much.

    Then I was able to remove the second shortcode that yeah, wasn't' doing what I wanted.

    Now if someone can tell me why it drops track 4 on WP but not on SC
    ( I'll be a happy camper.

  16. @Justpi it shows up with your code, so I'm using that. Thank you!

  17. You're welcome!

  18. I'm using for my blog, and I am very happy with the possibility to embed the Soundcloud-player. Great for my band. But... for iPad and iPhone users, the player does not work, as it used to be based on Flash. That's why the folks at Soundcloud developed a HTML5-version of the player. Which now is the default-player.
    Problem resolved you'd say. That ís the case with self-hosted WordPress-blogs. But is not the case with the blogs at Some issues with security apparently. I'd like to know if and when the Soundcloud HTML5-player will work with Thank you!

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