How to Embed SoundCloud Audio Files in Joomla

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How to Embed SoundCloud Audio Files in Joomla

If you use Joomla, then you may have encountered problems with embeds.

Before the launch of the OSEmbed extension, it was difficult to reliably embed any outside sources into your Joomla articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to use OSEmbed to include SoundCloud audio files in Joomla content.

Step #1. Install the OSEmbed extension

Download and install OSEmbed for Joomla

Step #2. Get the SloudCloud audio files URL

  • Visit SoundCloud.com and find the presentation you want to embed.
  • Find the URL for the presentation.

Here are some examples URLs of SoundCloud audio files:

  • https://soundcloud.com/joomlaradio/sets/joomla-radio-espa-ol
  • https://soundcloud.com/joomla-shine/sets/jsn-neon
  • https://soundcloud.com/desarrolloweb/introduccion-joomla-09022015

Step #3. Add the URL to a Joomla article

  • Go to your Joomla site and login.
  • Add the SoundCloud audio file URL to a Joomla article:
Adding a Soundcloud URL to Joomla

If you have the Pro version of OSEmbed, the URL will automatically be turned into a working SoundCloud audio file. You'll see a preview inside the editor:

A Soundcloud URL successfully working inside Joomla

That embed will work perfectly on the front of your site also:

A SoundCloud file displayed in Joomla

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. He was a teacher for many years before starting OSTraining. Steve wrote the best-selling Drupal and Joomla books.