Using WavePlayer in the Classic Editor

The following guide mainly refers to the previous version 2 but it is still valid for WavePlayer 3 if you need or prefer to use the Classic editor, instead of the new block editor.
Step one: add media

Step 1

In order to create a new instance of WavePlayer, simply create or edit the Post or the Page where you want to add the WavePlayer and click on the Add Media button, right above the Visual Editor toolbars.

Step two: insert media

Step 2

In the left sidebar, together with all the other elements WordPress allows you to create, you will find a menu to create a new instance of WavePlayer. Click on Create Waveplayer.

Step 3: upload audio files

Step 3

If you have already uploaded some audio files, you can select it here. Otherwise, click on the Upload files tab, in order to upload new audio files.

Step 4: drop files

Step 4

Upload your audio tracks dragging them to WordPress drop area or Selecting files from your local drives.

Step 5: select audio files

Step 5

The files uploaded while you are in the process of creating a new Waveplayer instance get automatically selected for the instance’s playlist.

Step 6: create waveplayer

Step 6a

While the uploading is still processing, you can select more tracks already present in your Media Library

Step 6b

When the upload is complete and you are happy with you selection, you can finally create a new instance of WavePlayer clicking on the Create a new WavePlayer button.

Step 7: edit player

Step 7a

Now, you can edit your instance of WavePlayer, starting with the order of the tracks. In order to change the order, simply drag and drop their thumbnails around.

Step 7b

In the WavePlayer Settings panel, you can change the default settings of the player, that will alter the aspect of this instance in the page.

Step 7c

When you are happy with your configuration, click on the Insert WavePlayer button to insert the instance you have just created in your page or post.

Step 8: visual editor

Step 8

You can immediately preview the instance you have just inserted in the post editor. You can even playback the audio tracks!

WavePlayer allows you to work with a visually complete and fully interactive rendition of the player right in the post editor, thus saving you the time to go back and forth between the post editor and the actual page in the front end.

If you want to make changes to the selected instance, simply click on the button.

Step 9: add more tracks

Step 9

If you want to add more tracks to your playlist, click on the Add to Waveplayer menu item.


Step 10a

When altering an instance of WavePlayer that you have previously inserted in your post, you can still add more audio tracks, selecting them from the Media Library or even uploading new files, the exact same way you did when originally creating the player.

Step 10b

When you are happy with your selection, click on the Add to WavePlayer button to see your new tracks added to the previous playlist of the player.

Step 11: update waveplayer

Step 11

Of course, you can still change the order of the tracks (draggind the files around) or the aspect of the player (altering the WavePlayer settings).

When you are done with your editing, click on the Update WavePlayer button to make your changes effective.

Step 12: publish and update

Step 12

Click on the Publish (for newly created posts or pages) or the Update button (for already published posts or pages) to finalize your changes.

Now it is time for you to visit the page with your final result!

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