How to Embed Grooveshark Widgets in WordPress.com January 4, 2011Posted by ActiveEngine Sensei in ActiveEngine, Problem Solving.
Readers of this blog will not that there many references to music, music that rocks. To share a secret, Sensei was once a band nerd. A drummer band nerd, the one that you never could sit next to during a test because Sensei could not stop tapping rudiments. To this day he is still shunned from meetings. Not a bad strategy when you want to leave and get things done!
Prior to 2010 ClearSpring made a widget that allowed you to insert a Grooveshark playlist or single song into a post. Here are a few different samples. In 2010 they announced that they would no longer support the widget platform, and, well, the widgets would be going away.
Come 1/1/2011 all the songs on this blog were gone. “What the …” you say. “How come I hear music playing now?” Well credit goes to Panos at WordPress Tips, who has a great post on how to use gigya code to embed flash objects into your posts.
Here are the steps you need to perform:
- Create your Grooveshark song widget. This can be a playlist or a single song. For our example we’ll do one song.
- Once you have saved your song, select “Get Embedded Code”. Note that the url will read something similar to this:http://widgets.grooveshark.com/finished?widgetid=23332943The parameter widgetid is the code you’ll want to copy, as this links you to your song.
- Past the following code into your post:
Don’t forget to change the widgetID code to match the code of your widget. You should see the result below:
For a playlist change your gigya code to match the following: