Taragana’s Del.icio.us mp3 Player WordPress Plugin

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 4, 2006


This plugin makes any mp3 links (in post or page or any other location in your blog) playable directly on your webpage. In addition, your visitors will have the opportunity to easily tag and post the mp3 link to del.icio.us. This script is extremely lightweight, as is the flash movie that plays on demand. Must-have for podcasters or anyone who wants to allow blog visitors to play mp3 files on the website itself.

If more than one file is clicked (for playing) on a single page, then the first one stops and the second file starts playing.

Like most of my WordPress plugins this is a zero-configuration plugin. It is so simple even your GrandMother can use it. Just activate it and forget. It simply works.


This plugin works with WordPress 1.5.x as well as WordPress 2.x. It is future-proof.


1. Activate the plugin following download and installation instructions below.
2. Then simply create hyperlinks (as many as you wish on any number of pages) to mp3 files in your post / page. Use full URL (like https://www.hotname.com/blah.mp3 and not like /blah.mp3) for the hyperlink.
Any hyperlink to a mp3 file will be automatically playable on the page.


This is a sample mp3 file.


Please read the installation procedure below after you download Taragana’s Del.icio.us mp3 Player Plugin.



Note: This Plugin supports one-click-install through WordPress Plugin Manager and is also available from WordPress Plugin DB.

  1. Upload ac_mp3_player.php to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Log in to WordPress.
  3. Click Plugins from the main menu.
  4. Scroll to find the name of the plugin - Taragana’s Del.icio.us mp3 Player Plugin, and click Activate.
  5. Click Options from the main menu and then click Reading from the sub-menu
  6. Under Syndication Feeds in For each article, show: select Full text and then click Update Options button.

Technical Details

It uses playtagger del.icio.us script.


  1. Log in to WordPress.
  2. Click Plugins from the main menu.
  3. Scroll to find the name of the Plugin - Taragana’s Del.icio.us mp3 Player Plugin, and click Deactivate.

This disables the Plugin. You can also delete the ac_mp3_player.php file from wp-content/plugins directory for permanent removal.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Chipmunk Effect

The Macromedia Flash player has a problem playing files that are encoded at a rate that is not a multiple of 11.025 kHz. This effect is sometimes called the “chipmunk” effect: the file is played at double speed. To avoid this, encode MP3’s at 11.025 kHz 22.050 kHz or 44.100 kHz.


If you like this plugin then please donate to help us make further improvements and enhancements to this plugin and provide support.


September 15, 2010: 3:26 pm

Can you please help me? I love your plug in that used to work beautifully on my website and now it doesn’t. I’ve deactivated all plugins except yours to no avail.

I’m willing to pay for your time :(

Karen x

July 17, 2010: 6:09 am

Thanks a lot for another great article. I am always searching for fantastic WordPress tricks to suggest to my own readers. Thank you for creating this article. It’s just what I was trying to find. Truly fantastic post.

June 17, 2010: 6:09 am

like this,thnks,ill download it

June 15, 2010: 10:42 pm

WordPress just released version 2.9. We have tested Translator Plugin Pro with 2.1 release and it works perfectly out of the box.

May 11, 2010: 3:55 pm

Thanks for this excellent plugin. I have been using it for about a year now and am very happy with it. Strangely, the plugin has stopped working on the above site, only in Chrome. It works in IE and Opera. Even on Chrome, it works on other blogs. Could there be interference from some other source? I would appreciate any help. thanks a lot.


April 23, 2010: 3:09 am

it would be beneficial for us

February 5, 2010: 5:56 am

Hello there,

For some strange reason your plug in has started to include two play controls instead of one. You can see what I mean looking at the front post of my website. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Can you help fathom why this would be happening?

Karen x

October 6, 2009: 1:58 pm

Thanks for the cool plugin. Keep up the great work.

September 1, 2009: 2:51 pm

Thanks for the Mp3 help!

April 26, 2009: 2:56 am

I agree with your comment that any one even your grandmother can use this plugin. Very easy to install and easy to follow.

February 22, 2009: 8:49 am

I must be an idiot. Can’t get this, or audio player to work on my wordpress blog. only thing that shows up is the url text. Please give me step by step baby instructions for instal and posting. I have flash installed. I’m very advanced, but can’t get any of theses players to work.

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September 9, 2008: 7:00 am

Thanks for the plugin.

August 22, 2008: 5:53 pm

installed plug-in. activated it, but when i post in my blog and include the link of an mp3, my post simply shows the text of the post. do i need to use html in the post or something?

sorry for the simple question, but i need your help here.


July 30, 2008: 12:19 pm


I am trying to place a link in the sidebar.php file so I can access an mp3 file and play in sidebar.

But WHERE in the sidebar.php file do I place the link?

in between certain tags??

please help!

April 24, 2008: 8:50 pm

great plugin!!
thanks you so much!
Parabems pelo blog

April 20, 2008: 9:27 pm

Thanks for the plugin……muito bom este blog….valeu mesmo está me ajudando muito…até mais….

Shelon Padmore
February 26, 2008: 1:48 pm

Is there a skin for this plugin?

- Shelon Padmore

February 25, 2008: 12:40 am

Hi Angsuman,
First of all, thanks very much for the great plugin.
Just one question: I see that while it works perfectly on some themes (say for example the “Dusk” theme that I have on my blog at the moment) when I try change themes (for example, to the “Tapestry” Wordpress theme), then for some reason, the “play” icon does not align with the mp3… sometimes it’s quite a few lines below or above, or to the right of it etc… any ideas what could be causing this, or how I could go about combatting this problem?

January 27, 2008: 5:25 am

Yes, it works in Spanish too, if that is what you mean.

January 22, 2008: 6:07 am

Works fine with wpmu.

December 14, 2007: 9:10 pm

thanks so much for this great and easy to use tool!!!

December 10, 2007: 1:53 am

I could not get the player to show up, only the link to the mp3. Please help!

December 6, 2007: 12:11 am

How do I swap the small player image for something larger? I’d like the player image to be more apparent to click.

September 12, 2007: 10:51 am

This player is perfection. Thanks! I’m writing to ask if there is a way to change the play/stop buttons colors?

Thanks again.

September 11, 2007: 11:39 am

Sure, Just provide links to mp3 files in your sidebar and you are done.

September 10, 2007: 11:44 am

Is there a way to play files from the sidebar using this plugin and NO widgets?

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