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Creating a Playlist

Hi everyone! In my post Testing “Shortcode” and Other Embedding Methods, I tried adding a playlist, only to realize I need a paid plan with WordPress.com to do that. I then said…

This site is on the free plan, so I will come back to that another day. I have an idea, a legitimate workaround… ?

And so here I am to report on my progress!

My Very First Playlist on WordPress.com

My First WordPress.com Audio Playlist

Yes, that is an… image of a playlist?

So, what has happened is… With VideoPress, you are able to upload a video to one site, and then using the given shortcode, embed that video into any other WordPress.com site. For example, the following video is uploaded to my personal premium site, but I can copy-and-paste the shortcode into this site and still embed the video.

Video from Pexels

When I wrote that last post about shortcode, I thought I could do the same – create a playlist on my paid site and embed that into this site. Apparently, that can’t be done. Actually, looking at the playlist shortcode, I can see the code is site-specific and not universal. So, what I have done is left that playlist on my personal site, but have put the image of it here as proof that I have indeed made a playlist with WordPress.com!

Although I can’t give you a playlist, I can give you individual players for the songs in my playlist. I hope you enjoy this songs, too, all provided by Bensound.com.

Buddy | Royalty Free Music from Bensound
Adventure | Royalty Free Music from Bensound
Sunny | Royalty Free Music from Bensound
Once Again | Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Thanks for reading!



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