Audio Shortcode | WordPress

In WordPress, the Audio Shortcode provides a convenient way to embed and play audio files on your website. Whether you want to showcase your latest podcast episode or add background music to your blog post, the Audio Shortcode offers flexibility and simplicity. This blog post will explore the usage, options, and benefits of the Audio Shortcode in WordPress.


Using the Audio Shortcode is straightforward. Place the following shortcode in your post or page:

Note: Avoid leaving a space between “[” and “audio” to ensure proper functioning.

If you have a specific audio file in the Media Library that you want to use, you can specify the source URL with the following shortcode:

Additionally, you can provide fallbacks for different HTML5-supported filetypes, such as MP3, OGG, and WAV:


The Audio Shortcode offers several options to customize the behavior of the embedded audio. Here are some commonly used options:


The Audio Shortcode offers several advantages for enhancing your WordPress website:

Related Posts

Komal Bothra March 11, 2024

How to Troubleshoot the WordPress Connection Timed Out Error?

Are you searching for a solution to the WordPress connection timed out error? WordPress is

Aditi Tanwar December 5, 2023

How to Fix Slow WordPress Backend?

Do you have a slow WordPress backend? Is it causing you frustration and affecting your

Aishwarya Mehta December 5, 2023

Why is Your WordPress Slow: Reasons and Solutions

Are you facing issues while using your WordPress dashboard? Does it make your WordPress slow?

Get started with Seahawk

Sign up in our app to view our pricing and get discounts.