Here is a list with the best available (and free) Tumblr Music Widgets. I chose this particular music hosting sites because you can actually choose from a wide range of artists and Tumblr doesn’t have limits as long as the music is hosted somewhere else. You can add as many playlists as you want and make them play auto or not. This has nothing to do with audio posts, which actually have only a 10mb limit.
UPDATE: If you need to download music from Tumblr read the tutorial.
A List With The Best Tumblr Music Widgets.
Hypster: Hypster has become very popular among tumblr users, due to the availability of well known artists and mainstream songs, the only thing here is that you need to be registered to create the playlist.
GrooveShark: In my opinion this has to be the best Tumblr Music Widget, since it has all the features you look for: All artists, all songs, endless playlists, customizable colors and size, autplay feature, etc. Go to grooveshark and get the code. (After you choose all the songs and make sure they play properly, there’s an option called Export at the left bottom of the screen, click there and it will take you to the widget edit screen)
BeeMP3: This music hosting site has a really broad range of songs to choose from, with the disadvantadge that you can only add 1 song at a time. Just search the song, artist, or album name, then grab the embed code.
StreamPAD: This site doesn’t host music but instead plays all your audio files that you uploaded to Tumblr in a Chronological order. Go here to embed this tumblr music widget.
Adding The Music Widget to Your Tumblr.
Now that you have the embed code, You can either insert the tumblr music widget directly to any of your posts or place it in your blog’s header, footer or sidebar.
- Insert The Music Widget in a Post: You can publish any type of post and insert the music widget, but always click on HTML on the tools option from the post edit window, then you can paste the code.
- Insert The Music Widget in a Sidebar: If you want to add the widget in the sidebar, you must first find the following code with control+F <section id=”side”>. Remember that the tag name can change from theme to theme, this time is side, but it could be, sidebar as well. Now, you must place the embed code between these two additional lines of code. Don’t break any other sections within the sidebar, or you will break the theme
<section>HERE GOES THE TUMBLR MUSIC WIDGET CODE</section>
If you want to add the code somewhere else in your Tumblr but don’t know how, post a comment here indicating your layout (preferably the url that points to the theme download page) and we’ll teach you how to do it.