Docs Category: Advanced

Amazon S3 and WavePlayer: the perfect configuration

There are several benefits in storing your media files on Amazon S3. The main reason is that Amazon S3 is by far one of the fastest servers in the market, which improves the loading time of your audio tracks. Another reason is that Amazon also offers the possibility to distribute your files across a global…
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Custom fields and placeholders

Custom fields help you add any piece of information to your audio attachments. The whole concept of placeholders revolves around the metadata stored for each audio attachment. Audio attachments, like any other post type, are stored in the wp_posts table of the database and their metadata get stored in the wp_postmeta table. Metadata and placeholders…
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Reading tracks and playlists from Soundcloud

WavePlayer 3 gives you the ability to read your favorite tracks or playlists directly from Soundcloud, incorporating them into your website without worrying about the visual aspect of the player not fully matching the style of your page. With WavePlayer you are always in full control. Adding tracks or playlists from Soundcloud Adding a single…
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How to customize the info bar, playlist row and sticky player templates

Infobar and Playlist templates WavePlayer allows you to personalize the information displayed in the info bar and each playlist row. If you want to customize the Infobar and the Playlist templates, you can go to the Settings > WavePlayer page on the Dashboard of your WordPress installation. It the Placeholders tab, you will find three…
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Time Markers: interacting with the player

When using WavePlayer for your podcasts, it can be useful to reference a specific part of the audio track in the text, allowing your visitors to jump directly to that part. This can be easily achieved by adding simple anchors to any part of your page. The structure of the anchor can be as follows:…
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Embedding WavePlayer

Starting from version 2.3.1, it is now possible to embed WavePlayer inside other websites using an <embed> element. WavePlayer 2.3.1 comes already with this capability, but you need to add an embed-attachment.php file to your Child Theme. When WordPress finds that file in your Theme root folder, it uses it to display an element from…
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The structure of the shortcode

Although the waveplayer shortcode with all its parameters is created automatically when adding a player in your posts, it is useful to understand its structure, especially when you need to add a player programmatically or inside an editor that doesn’t support any of the default insertion methods. Parameters ids This is the only required parameter…
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