How to Add Music to WordPress Website
You’ve probably heard of WordPress.org. Maybe you’ve even used it yourself. It’s a popular blogging tool that’s constantly expanding in terms of what you can do with it and in terms of the look and feel of your blog posts. Let’s be honest, most of us have probably been there at some point. Maybe you’ve used it to great effect for a specific niche. Or maybe you’ve just stuck with what it’s known for – blogging. But what if I told you there was a way to harness the power of WordPress and make it do all sorts of things? That’s what this article is going to teach you. It’s going to give you the best tips on how to add music to your WordPress website. So sit back, settle down, and get ready to learn. Let’s get started.
The Three Steps To Add Music
To add music to your WordPress blog or website, you’re going to need to follow a series of steps. These are pretty straightforward, so in order to save you the effort and make the whole process easier, I’m going to walk you through them step-by-step. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Find The Right Instrument
The first step is to find the right instrument. If you’re playing music on your blog or website, you’re going to want to make sure that you have the right music software and hardware to do it. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to assume that you’re using WordPress to host your site. So whether you’re looking to start a blog or a business website, you can follow along no matter what platform you use. But if you’re looking for music software solutions, I’d recommend checking out the WordPress app store first.
In terms of hardware, you’re going to want to look for a decent microphone with a pre-amp. Avoid anything more than entry-level from brands like Amazon and Google. If you’re looking for a dedicated solution, I’d recommend checking out the Blue Yeti microphone. Not only does it have great sound quality, but it also has a dedicated equalizer, audio enhancer, and a feature that allows you to instantly adjust the volume level of any audio recording you make.
Once you have your microphone, you can move on to the next step. But before you do, make sure that you test it out your site by recording some audio and playing it back. You can use a free app like Audiotool to do this. Just be sure to export your audio files to your computer before you start testing.
Step 2: Find & Set The Right Music Library Folder
The next step is to find and set the right music library folder. This is where all of your music files will go when you import them to your WordPress site. Be sure to choose a folder that’s located on your computer’s hard drive, not one that’s located on a flash drive or a CD. You want to keep all of your music files easily accessible so that you can switch between them when you need to. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to assume that you have your music located in your desktop’s music folder.
Since this is where all of your music files are going, you’re going to want to make sure that you keep it organized. You can keep your music organized by creating folders or sub-folders in your library folder. For instance, you can have a separate folder for each band or ensemble that you play in. Or you can create sub-folders for different styles like jazz, blues, pop, or classical music. Keep whatever makes sense to you.
Once you have your music library set up, you can move on to the next step.
Step 3: Import The Music Files To Your WordPress Site
The last step is to import your music files to your WordPress site. To do this, you’re going to need to go back to your music folder on your computer. This time, you’re going to want to use an app like MyMusic to bring all of your music files – whether they’re MP3s, aiff, or m4a files – into one place. Once all of your music is in MyMusic, you can start the last step. From there, it’s just a matter of transferring the files into your WordPress site’s music directory. To do this, you can use a tool like FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or File Manager to move the files into place. Once you’ve got them there, you can go back and forth between MyMusic and your WordPress site as you please. You can use the links in MyMusic to switch between playing music and posting text on your blog or website.
That’s pretty much all there is to adding music to your WordPress site. But before you go, be sure to check out the next section. It’s going to teach you a trick or two that will make adding music to your site a whole lot easier. And for the best tips, you’re going to have to read my blog. But for now, just know that adding music to your site is a lot easier than you think it is.
Some Tricks & Tips For Adding Music To Your Site
Now that you’re all set with the fundamentals of adding music to your site, let’s take a look at a few tricks and tips that will make it a little bit easier. These are small tricks and tips that may not work for everyone, but they can make your life a little bit easier. So let’s get started.
Use A Virtual Audio Cable
First off, you’re going to want to use a virtual audio cable. This is a software program that lets you connect your desktop or laptop to your WordPress site’s audio output (i.e. the speakers or headphones that you’ll use to listen to the music) with zero latency. Zero latency means that the audio played back by your desktop or laptop is identical to that which is played out by your WordPress site’s speakers or headphones. Think of it this way – having zero latency means that when you play music on your desktop or laptop, that’s exactly what your WordPress site will play back. So there’s no difference in terms of sound quality. And believe it or not, having zero latency is a lot easier to achieve than you’d think. It’s actually a lot easier than it sounds. All you need is a bit of software like Virtual Audio Cable and you’re good to go. Just make sure to turn off any audio processing (i.e. equalizers, dynamic range compressors, etc) on your device before you start testing.
Listen To What Your Site Sounded Like Before
Another great way to make sure that you’ve imported all of your music correctly into your WordPress site is to go back to the place where you found your music. This time, instead of listening to individual tracks, you’re going to want to listen to the entire playlist or album in it’s entirety. You can do this by going to your site’s Settings (i.e. click on the Settings gear icon on the left-hand side of the dashboard) and then click on “Review Music Browsing Experience.” Once you click on this, you’ll be presented with a review of your site’s audio quality. It will detail out exactly what you’re hearing compared to what’s been uploaded to your site. This is a great way to verify that all of your music is playing smoothly without any interruptions or stutters. You can do this by comparing the reviews from your site’s Settings page with what you can hear on your computer’s internal speaker or via a speaker connected to your computer’s audio jack (i.e. an external speaker).