WordPress has many powerful plugins for playing and managing audio files on your WordPress website. I was developing a music repository for a client and i came across some of these amazing plugins. These plugins are very useful if you are looking to embed, manage and play audio files on your WordPress installation. In this article i am writing about some of the popular WordPress plugins for audio select according to your need the choice is yours.

MB Mini Audio Player:

This plugin let you transform any mp3 file uploaded inside a post into an essential small HTML5 audio player.


  • volume control
  • seeking control
  • title bar
  • rewind button
  • mute button
  • play button

Audio Tube:

Easy YouTube music player based on Navarr Barnier’s PHP script. Simple setup page and extended shortcode capabilities.

HTML5 MP3 Player with Playlist:

Allows WordPress users to easily use HTML5 the element enable native audio playback within the browser. It supports all browsers i.e. Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE and Opera.


  • Supports mp3 format
  • Supports XML based Song Playlist
  • Supports Unicode
  • Social Links Facebook / Twitter


Audio allows you to use simple functions in your theme to display audio you have attached to Posts/Pages/Custom Post Types in your Media Library. Your audio player uses your browser’s native HTML5 capabilities when available with a fallback to Flash when necessary. Allows you to play audio inline on mobile browsers that support HTML5 Audio.

Haiku Minimalist Audio Player:

A simple HTML5 based audio player that inserts a text link or graphical player for audio playback. Compatible with WP Audio Player style links, fully accessible and degrades gracefully, and includes Google Analytics tracking of audio plays. Based on jPlayer.

HTML5 jQuery Audio Player:

This trendy looking music player lets you add a single audio track or a full playlist to your WordPress site using shortcode. You can customize the colors of the player, and also display ratings, album cover art, and buy/download link if needed.


  • Supports mp3 and ogg file formats
  • Attractive design with customizable colors
  • HTML5 based player with Flash backup
  • Works in all major browsers – IE7, IE8, IE9, Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Works on mobile devices including iPhone/iPad

CodeArt Google MP3 Player:

The plugin CodeArt Google MP3 Audio Player will allow you to embed mp3 audio files in a player where you want on the posts, pages and/or sidebars. First of all, you need to upload/host your mp3 audio file which you want to embed in the posts. After uploading your mp3 audio file you need to copy the full URL path of the uploaded mp3 file and to put in the post where you want to be displayed.

Pod Press:

Pod Press adds a lot of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.

WP Audio MP3 Player:

Play mp3s and podcasts in posts with the simplest, cleanest, easiest mp3 player. New HTML5 support for iPhone, iPad, Android & mobile browsers.