SoundCloud widget for wordpress.com

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  • #278411

    ericw
    Member

    Hi,
    it would be great if wordpress.com would support soundcloud widgets with a widget shortcode like [soundcloud track="flickermood"]
    SoundCloud is arguably the best way to send, receive and distribute music on the web. Its currently very fast-growing community of 25 000+ artists and labels are using soundcloud to get their music out to other producers, fans and music blogs.

    Some people call it “Flickr for music”, some “cloud services for bands/labels”. Here’s some coverage:
    http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/10/09/soundcloud-here-like-flickr-for-music
    http://techcrunch.com/2008/10/01/soundcloud-streamlines-music-sharing-for-industry-professionals
    http://www.37signals.com/svn/posts/1322-this-promo-video-for-soundcloud-shows-how

    Here’s an example of the embedded SoundCloud flash widget on my (hosted wordpress) blog:

    http://eric.wahlforss.com/2008/10/19/sunday-music

    the embed code is a straight-forward flash embed, no special requirements.

    cheers,
    eric [founder and cto, soundcloud.com]

    #278560

    +1 for this!

    #278561

    that would be a really nice touch. Hope this happens!

    #278567

    vivianpaige
    Member

    You should contact Automattic directly about this.

    #278577

    ericw
    Member

    @vivianpaige ok, i did this through the support form, but is there maybe a better way?

    #278578

    vivianpaige
    Member

    yes – there is a better way :) There is a link o Automattic at the bottom of the forum. http://automattic.com/ and there is contact info there.

    That’s the best way to have your idea heard

    #278593

    hinkeb
    Member

    +1

    #278595

    vivianpaige
    Member

    BTW – all you folks posting your support – it doesn’t mean beans unless you are hosted here at wordpress.COM. And none of you has your blog linked in your user name as explained in the sticky at the top of the forum. (Go into your dashboard -> users -> your profile -> then scroll down to ‘contact info’. In the spot where it says ‘website’ fill in the address of your blog and save the changes.
    Now… when you comment here and on other blogs, your name will link to your blog. If you do this before you post your request for help, it will allow forum volunteers to be able to help you quicker since they won’t have to ask you for a link and wait until you come back to post one.)

    I also find it mighty curious that none of you has ever posted in the forums before today.

    #278783

    petermarks
    Member

    +1!

    #278789

    teck07
    Member

    +3!

    #278991

    chiconauta
    Member

    how that you post on your blog?

    #279013

    I BIG + 1 from me. Check out the nightmare I just had with trying to get a different audio player to work:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/212195?replies=5

    Then I tried out the Soundcloud widget and I finally got my music on my blog properly. If there had been a Soundcloud plugin for WordPress it would have saved me literally a couple days of work.

    #279014

    vivianpaige
    Member

    hiddendriveways – if you are self-hosted, you are in the wrong forum. This forum is for blogs hosted at wordpress.COM.

    #279025

    Gee whiz. Excuse me. I thought this was a thread for people who wanted an integrated Soundcloud player for WordPress.

    #279027

    SoundCloud will not work here on the wordpress.COM free hosting service.

    #279030

    vivianpaige
    Member

    @hiddendriveways – no, this forum is for blogs hosted at wordpress.COM, which is totally different from wordpress.ORG. The original poster specifically says wordpress.COM.

    #279051

    idly6lira
    Member

    +1 for this! Hopefully wordpress will add the widget…

    #279054

    wazze
    Member

    +7

    #279055

    trigz
    Member

    I hope this widget will come soon.

    #279056

    Doesn’t Soundcloud decrease revenue for the artist because of the “sharing” aspect of the format?

    I see there is a “buy” option, but the digital store is not a known entity like Itunes or Rhapsody.

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