How to create a music playlist with AudioIgniter in WordPress

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We have recently released AudioIgniter. A stylish and easy to use audio player plugin for WordPress. AudioIgniter is suitable for solo artists, bands, DJs and podcasters.

The plugin is available for download for free on the WordPress plugin directory. It also has a PRO version, you can learn more about it on our site here.

In today’s article we’ll take a look at how we can create a playlist using AudioIgniter.

Plugin installation

To install the plugin simply navigate to Plugins > Add New in your WordPress dashboard and search for audioigniter

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Next click the Install Now button and wait for the plugin to be installed. Once the plugin is installed you can click the Activate button.

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That’s it. The plugin is installed and activated.

Creating a playlist

To create a playlist navigate to Playlists > Add New Playlist and start by giving your playlist a name

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Adding tracks

A playlist needs some tracks, let’s see how we can add some.

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In the image above you can see the Tracks metabox. Below we take a step by step approach on adding a track.

  1. We start by adding a cover. Click the placeholder image and WordPress’ media manager will pop-up to allow you to upload a new cover or select a preexisting image.
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  2. Click the Upload button to get a media manager pop-up which allows you either to upload a new mp3 file or select a preexisting one from your media library. Alternatively if you have a radio stream URL you can paste it in the box.
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  3. If the mp3 track contains the ID3 information they will be pulled autmatically, otherwise you can manually fill in track and artist names
  4. If the track is available for purchase you can paste the URL of the marketplace where your visitors can purchase it.
  5. Click the Add Track button, rinse and repeat to add the rest tracks of your playlist.

Removing tracks

To remove a track simply click the Remove Track button.

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Notice: You need to have at least two tracks for the remove track button to appear.

Playlist settings

There are a lot of settings available to help you get the most out of your playlists, let’s have a closer look at them.

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As you can see you can pretty much control every aspect of the playlist’s appearance. You can toggle the tracklisting, track numbers, covers, artist names and even modify the player’s size.

Once you figure out all the settings you are done with the list creation. Click the Publish button to finalize it.

Displaying the list

To display the list you need to grab its shortcode.

Scroll to the shortcode metabox and copy the shortcode text

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Paste the shortcode in any post or page and save, that’s it, you can now see your playlist in action.

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Final Words

As you can see from the above, creating a playlist in AudioIgniter is extremely easy and intuitive. You can check out the plugin now and if you like it you can consider upgrading to the PRO version which offers SoundCloud integration, styling options in the WordPress customizer, playlist widgets and more.

Are you already using AudioIgniter in one of your projects? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to see it in action!

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