I was listening to Spotify when an interlude came around advertising Spotify Play— a great idea to share music in your blog —err sure, I’ll give it a go. I obliged and was taken to this link. Now I approach these ‘include in your blog‘ resources with trepidation due to some challenges I have had in the past with similar add-ons/widgets. But I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

 

1. Find a song / band / playlist.

You can either select a song, band or playlist from your Spotify app. Click + Control on your Mac or Right click your mouse and Copy Spotify URI.

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2. Grab the code.

Paste that code into your #2 Past the Code.. in this link then copy the new code produce on #3 Copy the code..

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3. Add it to your blog.

Go to your text editor in WordPress and paste the code in your blog, like so:

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Note: The actual code from step 1

 will be transformed to:

 

 

as soon as you hit Save Draft (or Publish). 

There are some optional settings too to change the size, theme or view of the widget which is easy enough, so long as you don’t forget to copy the new code in this step.

 

Note: It is not responsive.

The only item to note is that the mobile view is less than optimal as it cuts out the name of the songs. Needless to say the widget is not  responsive. But hey, it’s better than what I previously which was inserting YouTube clips. 

I have since refreshed my Music page and added a few random bands and albums. 


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Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management–restricted[4] content from record labels including Sony, EMI,Warner Music Group and Universal.[5][6] Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Paid “Premium” subscriptions remove advertisements and allow users to download music to listen to offline.[7] On computers, a link allows users to purchase selected material via partner retailers.[8]” — yada yada according to the Wiki

I personally use it to listen to bands I know and discover new ones. At the of writing I am using the Free-mium model but I am seriously considering going on the monthly for the tempting offline feature.

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