Inserting Audio Files into Your Blog Posts

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Inserting Audio Files into Your Blog Posts

Audio files can be music files or a recording of you speaking to your readers;
it adds a nice personal touch to your blog, and you can easily share audio
files on your blog through the use of the Upload Audio feature in WordPress.
After you’ve inserted an audio file in your blog posts, your readers can listen
to it on their computers or download it onto an MP3 player and listen to it on
their drives to work, if they want to.
Click the Add Audio icon on the Edit Post or Add New Post page, and follow
these steps to upload an audio file to your blog post:
1. Click the Choose Files to Upload button.
An Open dialog box opens.
2. Choose the file you want to upload, and click Open (or double-click
the file).
You return to the file uploader window in WordPress, which shows a
progress bar while your audio file uploads. When the upload is complete,
a box containing several options drops down.
3. Type a title for the file in the Title text box.
4. Type a caption for the file in the Caption text box.
5. Type a description of the file in the Description text box.
6. Click the File URL button.
You can provide a direct link in your post to the video file itself.
7. Click Insert into Post.
A link to the audio file is inserted into your post. WordPress doesn’t
embed an actual audio player in the post; it only inserts a link to the
audio file. Visitors click the link to open another page where the audio
file can be played.
Some great WordPress plugins for audio handling can enhance the functionality
of the file uploader and help you manage audio files in your blog posts.
Check out Chapter 10 for information on how to install and use WordPress
plugins in your blog.

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