"Simple Audioplayer" documentation


"Simple Audioplayer" is a plugin for WordPress which aims to provide a somewhat better experience for playing audiofiles in your WordPress site.

While other Audioplayers for WordPress try to impress with visualization and features nobody really needs, the main focus for developing "Simple Audioplayer" was simplicity, ease of use and customizability right through CSS.

By using HTML5 features and pure JavaScript it is compatible to a wide variety of browsers and brings no overhead with itself. It's a simple, sleek solution to play MP3 or OGG files.

If you're looking to run a podcast site, you might need something different, but if you want to occasionally integrate an audiofile, probably look no further.


While being quite simplistic, Simple Audioplayer packs all the features you'll need.

Purchase & Installation

"Simple Audioplayer" is free and can be installed from the WordPress plugin directory.

If you want to feel better, you can purchase a "PREMIUM DELUXE GOLD EDITION" of this plugin from Gumroad. This will add nothing in features, change nothing in how the plugin works, you don't even have to enter a serial number.

It's only purpose is to have a good feeling about supporting free software and its authors (and their caffeine addiction), especially in times where the WP ecosystem is getting more and more commercialized and the plugin and theme directory have become a place to lure you into buying "premium versions", because the free versions of items are totally feature-crippled.


After installing and activating the plugin, you can use it through a shortcode in your posts and pages:

[simple-audioplayer title="" subtitle="" mp3="" ogg="" color="" image=""]

Theoretically you could omit everything but the mp3-parameter, but that would be no fun. So, let's have a look at the parameters.


Sample integration with all options on top and almost minimal integration on bottom.



Feel free to use the WordPress support system for further questions regarding use or features of the plugin. Please do not contact me regarding problems like general plugin installation and alike. There are really good tutorials regarding those topics out here in the internet.

(This page was built on 2020-05-04, plugin version is 1.0 at this point.)