Hey fellow artists! ...and staff...
I'm going to be releasing a free RN plugin for WordPress 3.4 by next week! It's working great already, but I want to give another week for my beta testers to find any edge-case-scenario bugs. This plugin is built specifically for WordPress 3.4+ and uses the very latest methods to ensure a long life of forward-compatibility.
It's a lightweight plugin (under 5k zipped) that allows you to place the new HTML5 widgets anywhere on your WordPress site via "shortcodes". The shortcodes can be used in posts and even directly in templates, and there are a variety of optional attributes that you can use. If you want to place a single player or two, just put the shortcode(s) into a post; if you want to include the same player on every page, just put the shortcode directly into the template file. Both ways work!
The only thing you need is an artist id (to play all songs by the artist) or a song id (to play any given song,) but it will fall back intelligently if you make a mistake when inputting the id(s). There are options to change the player size and background color as well as stretch-to-fit (horizontally.) Each player is fully customizable and you can place as many as you want on a single page without any problems. You can also include/exclude the artist photo.
Please, please, please: if you use this plugin, let me know your criticisms, thoughts, and suggestions! The code is open and fully commented, so you can easily make tweaks to the codebase if you want something changed.
I may or may not not make this free plugin available in the WordPress plugin repository, so if you want your own copy, inbox me at my WCJCS page.
In the meantime, stay creative!
Note: This plugin is not developed, supported, or endorsed by ReverbNation. It is developed by John Alarcon -- a fellow musician who is actually quite the head-hunted code-geek in his real life. ;)
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