How to Embed a Spotify Playlist: WordPress Guide

Have you already started using Instagram and Pinterest for business? Social media marketing can be an incredible means of exposure, especially for brand new bloggers!

And then there’s the power of cross-promotion – creating content for one platform and then promoting it on another one.

I’ve been growing my blog and social media profiles for years by using Pinterest and Instagram interchangeably

But what if you have a different channel? Say, a podcast?

Learn how to embed a Spotify playlist in WordPress with this easy to follow tutorial for beginners. It could help you promote your content even more effectively or share relevant ideas on a different platform with your readers!

You’ll be able to embed a Spotify playlist and share:

  • Your latest podcast
  • Favourite podcasts
  • Your favourite songs
  • Trending artists 
  • Creators that inspire you

I’ll be sharing my favourite Balkan music playlist below 🙂 

We’ll learn how to embed a Spotify playlist in WordPress using:

  • Elementor
  • Block Editor
  • Classic Editor
  • Widget

Let’s learn how to do it in the order above!

How to Embed a Spotify Playlist: WordPress Guide

How to Share Spotify Playlist Link

Before we learn how to use each method to embed playlists into our content, we’ll need to learn where to actually find the link to your playlists.

Let’s see where it’s located on the Spotify:

  • Mobile App
  • Web App
  • Desktop App

Spotify App on Mobile

Open the Spotify App on your phone.

Click Your Library and choose the Playlist you’d like to embed in WordPress.

Click the three dots at the top right corner.

Click Share.

Select Copy Link.

Spotify Web App

Open the Spotify Web app.

Click Your Library and choose the Playlist you’d like to embed in WordPress.

Click the three dots below the Play button and Playlist cover.

Click Copy Playlist link.

Spotify Desktop App

Open the Spotify Desktop app.

Select the Playlist you’d like to embed from the Playlists menu on the left-hand side of your dashboard.

Below your playlist’s name, click the three dots.

Scroll over Share and click Copy Playlist Link.

Embed Spotify Playlist: WordPress Guide

Now, that we’ve found our Spotify playlist link, let’s embed it into WordPress using one of the methods below.

Use Elementor, Block Editor, or Classic Editor to embed a Spotify playlist into your posts and pages and/or Widget to add one to your Sidebar or Footer!

Elementor

Navigate to the Page or Post you’d like to embed your Playlist in and click Edit in Elementor.

Click the Elements icon at the top right of the Elementor Editor Sidebar

Type SoundCloud into the Search Bar.

Drag the SoundCloud widget into the Drag widget here area.

Paste the link you copied earlier into the Link field.

Block Editor

Select the Page or Post you’d like to to embed your Playlist in and click Add Block.

Type Spotify in the Search Bar and select Spotify block.

Paste the link you copied earlier into the Embed field.

Classic Editor

Select the Page or Post you’d like to to embed your Playlist in and click Add Block.

Paste the URL you copied earlier into the Editor.

The URL will automatically convert into an embedded player!

Widget

From your WordPress Dashboard, hover over Appearance and click Widgets.

Under Available Widgets, select Text Widget

Choose the Widget area where you’d like to embed a Spotify playlist.

Type the Spotify shortcode [spotify url].

Replace url with the link to the playlist you copied earlier.

Troubleshooting

The two issues below are the most common reasons your Spotify Playlist might not be properly configured just yet.

Spotify URL is hyperlinked

Be sure to check that your URL is not hyperlinked – is the URL showing in your theme’s link colour? Let’s remove that hyperlink by clicking the Remove icon.

Once it’s unlinked, your URL will return to black text.

Spotify URL/Shortcode is not on its own line

Be sure to place the URL and/or shortcode on its own line – meaning no character or whitespaces should appear before or after the URL/shortcode!

Balkan Music Playlist: Balkan Boss Babe

Have you ever wondered what kinds of music other bloggers use to get motivated? Want to share your favourite tunes with your Instagram followers but don’t have Instagram Music available in your region (#CanadianProblems)?

When you embed a Spotify playlist in WordPress like the one I did below, you can! 

Just share a graphic for your new post in Instagram stories or pin your latest content to your Pinterest profile!

For my fellow Balkan and Croatian disapora, this playlist includes tracks from:

  • Severina
  • Jala Brat
  • Corona
  • Relja
  • Buba Corelli
  • 2bona (living for them at the moment!)
  • plus more

Nothing gets me more pumped up than music from the motherland. This one consists of a lot of hip hop and gets me in the mood for content creation tasks like designing pins, Instagram templates, freebies, etc.

Never heard music from this part of the world before? You might be pleasantly surprised 😉

5 hand drawn black hearts as a banner

There you have it!

You’re now able to embed Spotify playlists in WordPress using:

  • Elementor
  • Block Editor
  • Classic Editor
  • Widget

Use Spotify to share your latest podcasts, creators that inspire you, or music that gets you going during a tough workout and/or productive design sessions!

How will you use Spotify on your blog? Do you have a podcast? Share your ideas in the comments below!

text reads nikki xo

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