How to add an MP3 audio file to WordPress

How to add an MP3 audio file to WordPressThis will show you how to add an MP3 audio file to WordPress and make it downloadable.

MP3s are a universal format that will play on almost all devices, browsers and computers.

If you want to make that audio file instantly playable with a streaming music player, follow this guide after you’ve added your MP3.

How to add an MP3 audio file to WordPress

1. Prepare the MP3 audio file.

On Windows and Mac one of the most common and easy-to-use applications is iTunes.

If your audio file in iTunes needs to be converted to MP3 follow these steps. If you’re using Windows Media Player you can create an MP3 from a CD by following these instructions.

Once you’ve imported or converted the MP3 file place it on your desktop ready for upload. Be sure to name the file with relevant keywords to make it easy to find later.

2. Upload the MP3 audio file.

Login to your WordPress site and navigate to Media >> Add New or click the Add Media button on the editor.

Add Media Button - WordPress

You can click the Select Files button and navigate to the file on your computer, or drag and drop it directly onto the window.

WordPress Media Uploader

The audio file will start uploading.

3. Edit the attachment details and insert the link to your page.

Once the file has finished uploading you will be able to edit the title, and add a description.

Be sure to set the Link To dropdown to Media File.

Audio file attachment details

Click the Insert to post button.

You will see a link that goes directly to the MP3 audio file.


Arc of Rain – instrumental

This instrumental piece composed by myself was used for this Greenpeace video campaign.

Now you can make any audio file available for download on your WordPress site.

Questions? Having issues? Let us know in the comments.

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