How to Add an Audio to WordPress

We may not recognize it on a regular basis, but adding audio files to content still has that game-changing power when it comes to capturing the audience’s attention. If you are an artist creating a website for your musical portfolio, then adding audio recordings in there is a must. Adding audio files is also useful if you are making podcasts, educational content, interviews, and other similar projects.

Adding some audio files makes your site more engaging; plus, makes people stay for longer. Now if you are wondering how you can do it, let me help. In this detailed post, I’ll show you how to add audio to WordPress, that too in 3 different ways.

So are you ready to turn up the volume on your website? If yes, then let’s see how you can do it on your own.

How to Add an Audio to WordPress

Of course, we will start with the easier one. 

Method-1: Using The Audio Block

WordPress actually lets you add and embed audio files without using an audio player plugin. It’s very basic, but gets the job done. You can easily add audio with the audio block. 

To do so, go to your WordPress dashboard and then go to the page or post where you want to add the audio file. Now click on the (+) plus sign, search for ‘audio’, and then add the audio block.

Once the block is added, click on the upload button to upload the file from your computer. 

Then select the audio file from your computer and upload the file.

The uploaded audio file will look something like this-

Always check the preview before publishing your post.

Method-2: Embedding Audio from Streaming Sites

You can embed audio from audio streaming sites like SoundCloud, Spotify, Mixcloud, and other sites too. Here I’ll be showing you how you can embed audio files from SoundCloud. You can do it from other streaming sites in the same way.

First, go to SoundCloud and copy the audio link. 

Then go to the post or page where you want to embed an audio file from SoundCloud and click on the (+) plus sign. Now search for SoundCloud and add the SoundCloud block.

Then paste the previously copied Soundcloud audio link into the SoundCloud block, and click on the embed button.

Your embedded audio is going to look something like this-

 Before you publish the post, make sure to check the preview.

Method-3: Using An Audio Player Plugin

If these approaches do not work for you and you require additional functionality, you can use audio player plugins. There are so many great audio player plugins available out there. I’ll list some of them below; take some time to give them a try and find out which one(s) works the best for you.


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Compact WP Audio Player




HTML5 Audio Player




MP3 Audio Player


Music Player for WooCommerce


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And that was pretty much everything you needed to know about how to add audio to WordPress. Try any of these three methods above, and get the job done in just a few minutes.

Hope this helped with what you were looking for. Thanks for making it to the bottom of this piece.

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