Embedding Audio into your WordPress.com Blog

WordPress.com is a wonderful service. It allows you to upload images and documents for use in your blog.  Embedding audio is non existent for WordPress.com users you upgrade to a premium account. For many k-12 educators this may present an issue in the school systems.  One alternative is to sign up for an account on Podbean to host your entire blog or just your media files (audio and videos).

PodBean.com Podcast hosting, Social subscribingPodbean is built off of a WordPress framework. It offers its users blogging tools aimed at podcasters. It makes it easy to embed audio files into each page and post. Since the backbone of Podbean.com is similar to WordPress.com, there is a short code to embed the audio player directly into your WordPress.com blog.  Below are the steps for embedding audio into your WordPress.com blog.

  1. Create an account at Podbean.com.
  2. Enter your dashboard to manage/admin your new blog. (this can be done by adding “/admin” at the end of your url.
  3. Once you have logged in, you Upload Linkcan upload your media files to Podbean.com using the Upload link. This will place you in the “Media Manager”.
  4. Click the upload button.Upload Button
  5. Click browse to upload a file from your computer. Uploader
  6. Click the Upload button to begin uploading your file. You will see a progress bar telling you how much of the file has been processed.
  7. After your file is uploaded, find it in the Current Media files section and click on it.Click on the file name
  8. A pop-up box will appear with the url to your audio file. Copy this link.PopUp
  9. Now you can login to your WordPress.com blog if you arent already.
  10. In a page or post type in the text editor.

Now you have successfully embedded an audio file into your WordPress.com blog. You can now type other content around the player.
Example below.

Example: The Bald Man and the Fly

Courtesy of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology and their Lit2Go project.

Example in WordPress.com


Posted on August 5, 2010, in tips, Tools, websites. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. you guys at the Laptop Lounge are the best!!!! Thank you so much for everything that you do. And as a Foreign Language Education major I will surely use this tip A LOT.

  2. Please do a post about shortcuts and tricks that can help us search more efficiently on Google (words that you can insert to specify your search a bit…for example, ipod site:apple.com, or starbucks 33617). 🙂

  3. Thanks so much! Here’s my first blog with an audio component, thanks to you!


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