SoundCloud Shortcode

The plugin works for any SoundCloud track, playlist, user, or group. Once installed, it works for any of your posts or pages.

Set up

The SoundCloud Shortcode default settings can be accessed under Settings > SoundCloud in your WordPress dashboard.


You can choose whether the widget will be displayed as a visual, in HTML5 or Flash. You can also customize the player’s dimensions and set the widgets default parameters for embedded content.

How to Use

With SoundCloud Shortcode, any content from SoundCloud can be embedded in your website simply by inserting a shortcode like this:


This example will embed SoundCloud content using the default settings of the plugin. You can override those settings by using one or more of the following parameters:

  • width
  • height
  • params

The params parameter passes additional options to the SoundCloud embeddable player. A full list of these options can be found on the SoundCloud Developers pages.

An example of a track that starts playing automatically and won’t show any comments:

[soundcloud params="auto_play=true&show_comments=false"][/soundcloud]