HTML5 Audio Player- Audio Player Plugin


You can add/embed and play almost all types of audio files in your post, page, and widgets areas as well as in the template files. HTML5 Audio Player has many options and features that fit your audio player needs.

HTML5 Audio Player can play on all major browsers. Our audio player plugin is shortcode-driven, so adding audio players to any part of your website becomes easy. Also, the HTML5 audio player plugin is lightweight so it doesn’t put any pressure on your website speed and performance.

HTML5 Audio Player plugin prioritizes user convenience with full control over buttons and compatibility across major browsers and iOS devices.

With responsiveness and a lightweight design, it’s suitable for various uses such as podcast embedding and audio file previews.

Other features include customizable color options, fast forward/rewind buttons, preload options for enhanced page load speed, ad-free experience, and control over player elements like restart, download, play, progress bar, duration display, mute, volume, settings, and playback speed adjustment.

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How to use HTML5 Audio Player?

Get a quick video tutorial-

[audio_player src="video src" width="100%"]

HTML5 Audio Player Features

  • Embed audio player in the post, page, widget area, and theme templates
  • The audio player is compact so it does not take up a lot of space on your webpage.
  • Support play inline.
  • Controls over all the buttons.
  • Shortcode driven. So it’s more powerful and you can add an audio player anywhere on your website.
  • It’s very easy to use which means you don’t have to be an expert to use this plugin.
  • HTML5 compatible so the audio files embedded with this plugin will play on iOS devices
  • Works on all major browsers – IE7, IE8, IE9, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, edge
  • The audio player is responsive.
  • If you do podcasting then this audio player can be used to embed the audio files on your WordPress posts or pages
  • If you are selling audio files from your site then you can use this plugin to offer a preview for your users to see the file before purchasing
  • Use the autoplay option to play an audio/mp3 file as soon as the page loads
  • Ability to specify both the MP3 and Ogg versions of your audio files. The plugin will play the appropriate one based on the device of the user.
  • Lightweight and user-friendly

HTML5 Audio Player Pro Version Features

Here are the pro features of this WordPress audio player for website-

  • Color-changing options. You can add different color customizations to the audio players
  • Show Fast Forward And Rewind Button
  • Increase Page load speed by changing Preload Options and improve performance
  • No Ads
  • Hide / Show Restart Button
  • Hide / Show Download Button
  • Hide / Show Play Button
  • Hide / Show the audio Progress bar
  • Hide / Show audio duration in the player
  • Hide / Show Mute Button
  • Hide / Show the volume Control
  • Show / Hide Setting button in the Player
  • Control the audio speed by setting a button
  • Audio Player with a single Play Button

HTML5 Audio Player step-by-step guide

  • After installation, you can see a sidebar menu in the WordPress dashboard called “HTML5 Audio Player”
  • Add one or more players from there.
  • You will get Shortcode for every player On the player list.
  • Copy Shortcode for the player you wanna publish and add to your website
  • Past the shortcode in the post, page, and widget areas of your website to publish them. if you want to publish a player in a template file use
  • You can also use this shortcode [audio_player src=”″ width=”100%”] to publish a audio player
  • Enjoy!

Gutenberg Block

  • HTML5 Audio Player plugin adds a Gutenberg Block Called HTML5 Audio Player Under the Common Category
  • Go to your WordPress Admin interface and open a post or page editor.
  • Click the plus button in the top left corner of the body of your post/page.
  • Search or look for the block in the Common Block Category and select HTML5 Audio Player.
  • Click the Icon to add the player.
  • Select An Audio Player
  • Publish and Enjoy!

  • For installation help click on Installation Tab

User Feedback

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  • Sidebar menu
  • UI
  • Player configuration
  • Shortcode Generator


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Audio Player Listen music on the web.
  • HTML5 Audio Player


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

1. Upload plugin-directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
3. Use the shortcode on the page, post, or in widgets.
4. If you want Player in your theme php, Place <?php echo do_shortcode('YOUR_SHORTCODE'); ?> in your templates.


How do I install this plugin?

You can install it as other regular WordPress plugins. No different way. Please see on installation tab.

Can I play a video such as a mp4 file?

No, But you can try my other plugin called “HTML5 Video Player”

What type of audio can I play?

You can play .mp3, .oog, and .wav audio files.


September 26, 2023
I am using the pro version. While it does a good job in general, I’ve found several bugs since I started using it. Unfortunately, the team behind the plugin is not responsive and weeks can go by before someone gets back to my emails. I am currently waiting for support. Quite a frustrating experience.
September 4, 2023 1 reply
You can use it but don’t expect too much. You can create many combinations with these setting elements. However, the possibilities to implement your own ideas are very limited. Inconsistent availability of features and colors across player variants. There is potential, but more talent, skills and willingness to make a good product are needed.
July 20, 2023 2 replies
DescriptionThe plugin does not validate and escape some of its shortcode attributes before outputting them back in a page/post where the shortcode is embed, which could allow users with the contributor role and above to perform Stored Cross-Site Scripting attacks. Proof of Concept[h5ap_inline_player src=”invalid’ onerror=’alert(1)'”] Information from Wpscan
April 7, 2023 2 replies
I bought the PRO version and I accidentally forgot to deactivate the license before migration. I wrote to the support to please help me because I was unable to activate the license on my new site. It took them 2 weeks to respond, “you can activate the license key now”. I couldn’t, so I wrote them again to check it please. Never got a reply, it has been almost a month. Very disappointed.
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2.2.24 – 25 June, 2024

  • Fixed: Patchstack Vulnerability

2.2.23 – 15 May, 2024

  • Fixed: Double player issue

2.2.22 – 9 May, 2024

  • Feature: Enable/Disable Loader
  • Fixed: audio doesn’t play old (before 2018) iOS devices.
  • Feature: Set start time (premium)

2.2.19 – 3 Feb, 2024

  • Fixed: m4a issue in safari

2.2.18 – 27 Jan, 2024

  • Feature: Quick Player / New Shortcode Added
  • Fixed: Deprecated: Creation of dynamic property

2.2.17 – 4 Dec, 2023

  • Fixed: File does not exist

2.2.16 – 22 Nov, 2023

  • Fixed: default player not working

2.2.14 – 25 Sep, 2023

  • Fixed: call to undefined function str_contains

2.2.13 – 20 Sep, 2023

  • Fixed: Deprecated error from Codester

2.2.12 – 18 Sep, 2023

  • Option to set initial volume in Elementor addon


  • Elementor Addons Added
  • Gutenberg Block Added


  • solve audio player duration stuck issue


  • Enabled Direct file download with the original file name.
  • Fix a minor issue
  • Improved performance


  • Add support for Gutenberg Block


  • fix player position issue
  • Change player skin to modern one.
  • improved performance


  • Initial Release