This plugin is to fill the hole in the WordPress plugin directory where users wish to show their latest X amount of tracks on X amount of rows each row being an embedded Soundcloud player.
The user will also have the option to add a “hear more” button to get the next X amount of tracks from the chosen Soundcloud user.
The reason I find this better than embedding a single Soundcloud player (that plays multiple tracks) is that users will be interacting more with the site instead of heading off to Soundcloud and also get a better sense of your website’s style with my plugin rather than a player you slapped on the site.
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This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
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- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Now you can use the shortcode in any piece of text on the site:
[soundcloud_latest_tracks user=”YOUR_SOUNDCLOUD_USER_ID” show=”NUMBER_OF_TRACKS_SHOWN” hear_more=”YES_OR_NO”]
– user: The Soundcloud user name that can be found in the URL of the user’s Soundcloud account.
show: The number of tracks to show of that user (showing the newest to the oldest).
hear_more: Show/hide a “hear more” button that will get the next ‘show’ amount of tracks for the given user.
show_comments: Show/hide comments on the SoundCloud player.
vi’sual: Use the vi’sual SoundCloud player (artwork is used as a background for the player) or the normal HTML5 player.
You can also use the widget name “Soundcloud Latest Tracks Widget” and fill in the same attributes as above.
- Can I use the shortcode AND the widget on the same page?
For now this is not possible, sorry!
- The color setting is not doing anything! What’s happening?
The color setting will change the color of the main controls and buttons ONLY if vi’sual is set to off.
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Contributors & Developers
“Soundcloud Latest Tracks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Added a color attribute to change the main color of the Soundcloud player.
- Fixed some bugs to do with the shortcode attributes.
- Added a vi’sual option to change the type of SoundCloud player chosen.
- Shortcode and widget can be used multiple time on the same page now.
- Fixed bug where hear more button breaks when no more tracks to fetch.