WordPress Video and Audio Plugins - dummies

WordPress Video and Audio Plugins

By Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Audio and video can be a great addition to your web content. Plugins can be very helpful in managing your site on WordPress. There are some great WordPress plugins for audio and video handling.

Here is a handful of great plugins for audio:

  • CP Media Player: Associate a playlist to your media player and change its looks to match the design of your blog as closely as possible.

  • Compact WP Audio Player: Used to embed an mp3 audio file on your WordPress post or page using a shortcode. The audio player is cute and compact and will play on all major browsers.

  • PowerPress by Angelo Mandato: This plugin supports several media formats and automatically creates a podcast RSS feed. It is up to date with the latest iTunes podcasting specifications.

Here is a handful of great plugins for video:

  • VideoPress by Automattic: The VideoPress plugin allows site administrators to upload new videos to their WordPress.com video account and manage existing videos from the convenience of their self-hosted WordPress.org blog’s administrative interface. A VideoPress account is required, as well as an account on WordPress.com.

  • Smart YouTube PRO by Vladimir Prelovac: With this plugin, insert videos into blog posts, comments, and RSS feeds. It currently supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, LiveLeak, and Facebook.