How to Embed a SoundCloud Player on any Website

Despite all SoundCloud’s problems, they really do have the most attractive, engaging media player out today.

I mean, REALLY! WOW!

USE SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER TO
SHARE YOUR PODCAST

If you have a show that features other people, such as a guest interview, then offering them the chance to put a SoundCloud player on their site is a win-win-win:

  • You win because it helps bring your show more exposure through your guest’s audience/fans
  • It’s a win for the audience because they get to hear an interview without having to click away from your guest’s website, Facebook or Twitter
  • It’s a win for the guest because they get to offer new content that features themselves with very little involvement on their part (and keeps their audience on their site longer too!)

The best part?

Nobody needs to have a SoundCloud account other than you.

HOW TO EMBED A SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER
ON ANY WEBSITE

How to share a SoundCloud player on your website,

How to copy a SoundCloud player on your website, copy paste

CUSTOMIZE SOUNDCLOUD’S PLAYER

Want to make the Play button match your theme? Click the “More Options” triangle to change colors or have the episode play automatically.

Blue is bold but orange matches Ryan Rhoten’s brand better.

 

SOUNDCLOUD SHORTCODE VS IFRAME HTML

You could go as far as to click the “WordPress code” to turn the iframe html into a [shortcode] that can be pasted into a WordPress page or post.

example of soundcloud iframe code vs wordpress shortcode

Using a shortcode could reduce confusion for a less-than-experienced guest who has never put anything other than pictures and text on their blog.

Shortcodes can be included in both the Text and Visual writing modes of a WordPress post or page.

 

HOW TO PLACE A SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER IN FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Want to quickly share a clickable player to your social media channels?

Instead of clicking the “Embed” tab (see image above), just click on the social channel icon of your choice.

Soundcloud share options facebook

A pop-up window will open and give you more options to choose from.

Here is what it looks like on Twitter (yes, the play button is REAL!)

soundcloud player on Twitter

That’s it, really.

Visit SoundCloud.com and try sharing some podcasts on your social media channels.

 


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About Steve Stewart

Hello! My name is Steve and I started podcasting in 2010 on the MoneyPlan SOS podcast. I love everything about this exciting new medium! I would share my enthusiasm with bloggers who would say "I should start a podcast!" I agree: instead of a cold, faceless logo with no personality - You Should Podcast Too! The purpose of this website it to encourage you to put your image in front of your audience. Let your readers/listeners/fans get to see who you are and identify you as someone they can trust. Maybe you just want to record a YouTube video and embed it on your site or offer an audio version of your Free Report. It has never been cheaper and easier. And Yes, You Can Podcast Too!

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How to Embed a SoundCloud Player on any Website — 2 Comments

  1. Steve, thank you for this very useful information. I’m sure you have helped hundreds with this puzzling question.
    In addition, I want to tell any readers that Steve’s Audacity course he mentioned is amazing. I took the course, and continue to follow Steve. The course saved me many hours of editing, and I learned techniques I never would have found or understood by just going to Audacity. Audacity is a great program, made even better with Steve’s course. Check it out!

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