How to Upload an MP3 to a WordPress Theme Website

Uploading your own MP3 to a website can be a great way to showcase your talent and create interest in your work. If you’re looking for ways to do this as safely and simply as possible, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss how to upload an MP3 to a WordPress theme website with minimum effort.

The Basics

WordPress is the most popular CMS software in the world, and with good reason. It’s extremely popular and has a huge community that supports it. If you’re looking for a way to upload your own music to your website, then WordPress is the perfect option. Before we get started, it’s important to note that not all themes are created equal, and you shouldn’t just pick the first theme that you see when you log in to your dashboard.

When choosing a WordPress theme, make sure that you’re getting a completely free version with no restrictions. This is especially important if you’re planning on using this theme on a commercial basis. You don’t want to run into trouble down the line because you unknowingly ran afoul of WordPress’ TOS (Terms of Service). Most free themes will have this stipulation, so make sure that you’re aware of it before committing.

Step 1: Create an account with Audacity

Before you begin the process of uploading your own MP3, you’ll need to download and install Audacity. Audacity is a free, open-source audio editor that’s compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. (If you’re unfamiliar, Audacity is similar to Apple’s GarageBand.)

When you first launch Audacity, you’ll see a window similar to this:

Audacity

Click on the gear icon in the top right corner to access the Preferences menu. You’ll see a list of the supported audio file formats and codecs (compilers for audio files). Choose MP3 and click on the OK button to save your changes.

Now that you have the necessary software, you can begin the process of uploading your own music to a WordPress theme website.

Step 2: Find the right place for your MP3

Now you need to find a place for your MP3. You have two choices here: Either upload it to your own server or use a free service like SoundCloud or Amazon S3.

If you decide to upload it to your own server, then you’ll need to take some time to find out how to properly configure your web server to allow for file uploads. Once you have configured the correct permissions on your server, the next step is to upload your MP3 to the public_html folder. This is the default folder for a WordPress installation. If you decide to use Amazon S3, then all you need to do is create a new bucket (folder) and upload your MP3 to it. Your S3 file hosting will take care of the rest. (More on these services later in this guide.)

The beauty of having your own server is that you can continue to update your website even while you’re offline. This is an important consideration if you’re creating a business website or blog. You don’t want to be locked out half of your potential audience because you aren’t able to update the site due to technical difficulties.

Step 3: Customize your post and page titles

Once your MP3 is uploaded to your server, you’ll need to take the time to edit the titles of your blog posts and pages. (These are the small paragraphs that appear at the top of a page or post.) The title of your page or post will determine how your content is displayed in search results and which version of the content is chosen for display.

When you first create a blog post or page with WordPress, the software will give you the option of choosing a standard title. However, if you edit the title of your post after you’ve published it (while it’s still live), then WordPress will display your new, edited title instead of the original one. (This is why it’s imperative to always check the “live” status of your blog posts and pages before making major edits.)

So, let’s say you decide to call your blog post “How to Create a Profitable Blog in 5 Simple Steps”. You’ll want to change the title of the blog post to “How to Create a Profitable Blog in 5 Simple Steps”. When you visit this post later on, you’ll see that the title has changed.

This is just one example of how customizing your blog post and page titles can make a significant difference in your search results and how visitors experience your content.

Step 4: Generate a unique blog address

If you decide to host your blog content on your own server, then you’ll need to take the time to generate a unique blog address. (A blog address is similar to a website’s URL but contains a few extra characters that make it easy for people to find your content.)

If you’re using WordPress, then go to Settings > Reading and click on the blue ‘Choose Blog Address’ link at the bottom of the sidebar. A window will open up, and you’ll be presented with a shortcode builder.

The shortcode builder will give you the option of choosing a short version of your blog’s URL (eg. [blog article:Image001]). The benefit of using shortcodes is that you can quickly and easily insert them into your posts and pages. If you decide to use a tool like Shortcutii to create a shortcode for your URL, then you can simply copy and paste the code into your blog post or page. Let’s say you have a blog called “Hello World”, you can create a shortcode called “hello-world” and paste it into your post or page. When someone clicks on the shortcode, they’ll be presented with a link to your blog.

Step 5: Create an author profile

Finally, you’ll need to create an author profile for yourself on your blog. You can do this by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of your WordPress dashboard and choosing “Profile” from the dropdown menu. A window will open, and you’ll be presented with the option of creating a profile for yourself.

You can enter a short bio about yourself here, link to your blog, and enter a logo — all of which are optional. Once you’ve filled out the author profile form, you can click on the “Save Profile” button at the top right to save it.

At this point, you can click on the “Blog” button at the top of your WordPress dashboard to return to your blog’s front page. You’ll see a small “X” appear next to the author profile you just created. When a visitor clicks on this “X”, they’ll be redirected to your author page.

Now that you’ve gotten the basics out of the way, let’s discuss how to upload an MP3 to a WordPress theme website.

Uploading Via Desktop

If you have a specific location for your MP3, then you can simply drag and drop it into your browser. (This is the most basic and easiest way to upload files to a server.) You don’t need to worry about encodings, character sets, or anything else related to making your music available to the world. Just drag and drop your music into your browser and click on the “Upload” button.

You should see a small green flag icon next to your newly uploaded file. If you click on this icon, you’ll see the following prompt:

“The file you selected is now available for download”

At this point, you can right-click on the file name and choose “Save Link As” to save the file locally. From here, you can click on the “Desktop” icon at the top of your browser’s folder to see a list of all the files you’ve uploaded via this method.

If you decide that this method isn’t for you, then you can click on the gear icon in your browser’s upper right corner to access your browser’s “File” menu. From here, you can click on “Open File Folder” to see a list of all the folders on your computer. In these folders are all the files you’ve ever uploaded via your computer. To upload your MP3, just click on the folder that it’s stored in and then click on the “Upload” button.