WordPress audio player displaying in a faulty manner

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  • #1935162

    musicuratum
    Member

    I recently noticed that the WordPress audio player, which previously I had configured by means of the following formula for the short code for a playlist:

    [audio URL1,URL2|titles=_____,______|artists=_______,______|bg=_______|lefticon=________|righticon=________|text=_______|slider=_______|animation=no]

    is now displaying quite differently. I would like to reinstate its previous very compact appearance. Is there a new set of options or parameters for short code that’s been introduced in the meantime?

    One example of how the player now displays is visible on this page:

    http://musicuratum.com/2014/02/02/futurist-music-and-its-future-today-about-leo-ornstein/

    The blog I need help with is musicuratum.com.

    #1935251

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance because I do not know how to help you. Another Volunteer may answer prior to Staff but I tagged the thread so it will not fall through the cracks and escape attention. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1935354

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    WordPress.com uses the audio player that’s built into WordPress (the open-source software from WordPress.org). Due to changes to that audio player, it doesn’t support all of the shortcode options it did previously — you can see the shortcode options that are currently supported here: Audio

    Please let me know if you have any questions about that. :)

    #1935375

    musicuratum
    Member

    Right, I saw that page, but it would appear, then, that there are hardly any options anymore at all — evidently the choice of looping or not is the one one. Further down on that page, there’s some mention of “dark styling and customizing” the audio player, but the illustration of how to do so is not even provided!

    Specifically, what the previous array of options made possible was the inclusion of multiple tracks, identified by artist and title, as per the short code I gave in the first post above. I’ve been fiddling with it, but can’t get it to display as it did. Have you a suggestion about this?

    #1935376

    musicuratum
    Member

    Also, I do have the CSS upgrade, but instructions on how to use it to modify the audio player are also not provided, so far as I can tell.

    #1935377

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Indeed, some of the options that were previously available are no longer supported by the WordPress audio player. However, you’re welcome to customize the player’s style with CSS. This page has tips and videos to explain how to find the CSS that’s currently being used in your theme: How to Find Your Theme’s CSS

    If you need further CSS help, most of our CSS support is done by the expert staff and volunteers in our CSS Customization forum:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/css-customization

    If you’d just like to switch to the dark style of player, you can add style=”dark” to the audio player shortcode, like this:

    [playlist ids="123,121,119,117,115,113,111,109" style="dark"]

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