An alternative to the built-in WordPress Audio Player (which seems to have some display problems) is the Compact Audio Player. See example at

The player can embed in a line of text. There is only play and pause.


To use the Compact Audio Player activate its Plugin. From the dashboard sidebar select Plugins > Compact Audio Player and [Activate]. Then—

  • Get the URL of the mp3 file. (The file must be mp3 format).
  • Enter the shortcode [sc_embed_player fileurl=”URL OF THE MP3 FILE”]
  • Paste the shortcode into your post or page

Update your post or page and test it.