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Audio from audio hosting websites such as Anchor.fm and SoundCloud can be embedded into posts or pages using their embed code.  This is handy when you have large audio files you want to add to posts, add podcasts to your site or you want to play your audio within an embedded player.

Copy Embed Code

Locate and copy the embed code for the media you created or want to embed.

Websites use a range of different icons to represent Embed code. Look for icons like </>, the word Embed or hover your mouse over icons until you see the word Embed.

For example, in Soundcloud you need to click on Share.

Click on Share

Then click on Embed tab and copy the Embed Code.

Copy embed code

Add Embed Code

How you add embed code depends on if you are using the block editor or the classic editor.

Block Editor

You add embed code to a post or page using a custom HTML block if you are using the block editor.

To add a custom HTML block you click on the + icon at the right of any empty block or at the top left of the editor then search for custom HTML and click on the custom HTML block icon.

Custom HTML block

Paste your embed code into the block.

Paste Embed code

Click on Preview to view your embed directly inside the block.

Click on Preview

When you click Publish or Update you should see your audio embedded in the post/page on the front end.

Classic Editor

Your Add Media button on your classic editor is used to insert embed code into a post or page.

Place your cursor where you want your embed code to be inserted and then click on the Add Media button.

Add Media

This launches the Add Media window where you will see an option to Insert Embed Code.

Paste the embed code into the Insert Embed code box and click Insert into post.   

Paste your Embed code

When you click Publish or Update you should see your audio embedded in the post/page on the front end.

Below is audio embedded from a SoundCloud: