Uploading your Audio
You need to use a third-party audio hosting service to store and serve your audio or podcast. These services are built specifically for serving high quality audio, and some of them are free. Start by creating an account and uploading audio to an audio-hosting site.
If you're curious about starting a podcast, check out our two-part SNO Report on getting in the ears of your future listeners (Part 1 | Part 2).
Here are some audio file hosting services often used for audio file-sharing and podcasting:
Copying the Embed Code of your Audio/Video
After you have uploaded your audio to an online audio service, locate and copy the embed code for the service’s audio player. Each provider will have code that looks slightly different. Here’s an example of Soundcloud embed code:
<iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194674830&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"></iframe>
Adding Audio to a Story
- While adding/editing a story, place your cursor in the place you’d like the audio to go. Usually, it works best to press enter, giving the audio it’s own line in the text editing box.
- Switch to the TEXT tab (most editing is done in the Visual editor).
- Paste the Embed code for your audio on the new line.
- Toggle back to the Visual Editor tab to see the audio embed in action
- Click Update/Publish and go to view the story to see how your story page looks.
Adding Audio to a Widget
- Navigate to your widget control panel (Appearance --> Widgets).
- Drag a SNO Text/Embed widget to a widget area and save.
- Paste your audio embed code into the text box, customize your widget, and click save.