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Can I have a SoundCloud track on my site?

SoundCloud is a great online tool for uploading, recording, promoting and sharing your own sounds. You can use their service to share a unique URL for your track, and you can embed their audio player on to your Create website.

You can find out more about SoundCloud's services on their website here.

If you wish to include a SoundCloud track on your website then you can use the Create SoundCloud widget.

To add this on your site, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click "Content" from the Top Menu.
  3. Select "Widgets" from the left-hand menu.
  4. Click the "Add New Widget" button.
  5. Select the "SoundCloud" option from the list of widgets displayed.
  6. Next, give your widget a name and apply the SoundCloud "Permalink".  You can find your file's "Permalink" by going in to your SoundCloud account and clicking the small pencil icon next to your track. You should then see the "Permalink" displayed under the track title.
  7. Choose your Widgets characteristics, such as the Widget colour, whether you'd like the track to play automatically, and whether or not you wish to show the track's artwork.     
  8. Click "Save Changes".

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This is what the icon looks like to get your Permalink from your SoundCloud account.

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This is the widget settings you can configure from your Create account.

You can then add your SoundCloud widget on to your website by following the steps below:

  1. Click "Content" from the Top Menu.
  2. Click the "Edit" pencil icon next to the page you wish to place this on.
  3. Place your cursor in the Editor and click where you want the track to appear on your page.
  4. Click on the "Widgets" icon (This looks like a small lightning bolt) from the Editor toolbar.
  5. Select the SoundCloud Widget from the list of Widgets available and then click "Insert".

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An example of the SoundCloud widget.

The SoundCloud widget is 'responsive', therefore it will resize on any screen size! Perfect for mobile viewers.

If you get stuck or need any help setting up this widget, please do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager who will happy to help further.