SoundCloud Shortcode

Description

This plugin converts all SoundCloud shortcodes into embeddable SoundCloud players. It works for any SoundCloud track, playlist, user, or group. Once you install this plugin, it will work for any of your WordPress posts & pages. I mean, sure you could use oEmbed or the snappy new Gutenberg editor to simply paste in a SoundCloud URL; but we like to keep things old-school 😎

A simple example:

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/forss/flickermood[/soundcloud]

More Options

SoundCloud Shortcodes support these optional parameters:

  • width
  • height
  • params

The params parameter passes additional options to the SoundCloud embeddable player. You can find a full list on the SoundCloud Developers pages: https://developers.soundcloud.com/docs/api/html5-widget

An example of a track that starts playing automatically, with hot-pink controls:

[soundcloud params="auto_play=true&color=#F368E0"]http://soundcloud.com/forss/flickermood[/soundcloud]

Installation

  1. Upload soundcloud-shortcode to your plugins directory or install it from the WordPress Plugin Repository
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

09 novèmber, 2022
No updates for 9 years, no support for PHP 8. Delete this.
03 sèptèmber, 2016
was working great but now does not work with wordpress 4.3.1 PLEASE FIX ASAP! would also be good if we had more formatting/playlist options
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Contributors & Developers

“SoundCloud Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

4.0.3

  • Caught undefined indexes that might show up when WP_DEBUG = true; or environment’s error_reporting was set to show warnings and/or notices.

4.0.2

  • Updated sanitization of potential inputs from both admin and directly within shortcode
  • Minor coding-standards tweaks and normalization
  • Updated Supports version

4.0.1

  • Bumped minor version number, removing trunk as it’s no longer supported
  • Added Requires PHP version
  • Updated some option descriptions
  • Updated Update URI

4.0.0

  • Hefty sanitization overhaul to address vulnerability raised in CVE-2023-34018
  • Major refactor of code, including removing Flash widget option & addressing miscellaneous bugs
  • Removed outdated tests
  • Added several new default options to reflect available SoundCloud widget parameters
  • Updated language on settings page to make options clearer
  • Redesigned settings page, now with a shiny new logo

3.1.0

  • Update ternary operator to be compatible with PHP8
  • Added soundcloud_shortcode_options filter
  • Update readme to reflect SoundCloud docs & API options
  • Added icons & banners

3.0.2

  • Always load embeds over https

3.0.1

  • Minor copy updates in readme.txt

3.0.0

  • Make visual player the default player (option to disable in settings)

2.3.2

  • Add developer documentation
  • Update README

2.3.1

  • Add support for permalinks in HTML5 shortcode

2.3.0

  • Don’t use oEmbed anymore because of various bugs.
  • Standard http://soundcloud.com/ permalinks will always return the flash widget. Use the widget generator on the website to get an API url.

2.2.0

  • Improved default options support

2.1.0

  • Integrate oEmbed

2.0.0

  • HTML5 Player added as the default player, with Flash as an option and fallback for legacy URL formats.

1.2.1

  • Removed Flash fallback HTML

1.2.0

  • Added options page to allow blog-wide global default settings.

1.1.9

  • Fix to support resources from api.soundcloud.com
  • Security enhancement. Only support players from player.soundcloud.com, player.sandbox-soundcloud.com and player.staging-soundcloud.com

1.1.8

  • Bugfix to use correct SoundCloud player host

1.0

  • First version