A few days back a user at SANGKRIT.net emailed us (after reading the tutorial on Top 5 Awesome Audio Player Plugins For WordPress) that he want to show his songs in footer widget area using a simple music player. He was looking for some easy widget where he can change the music MP3 file address, album art and everything related to it on regular basis.
The first thing you should know is, WordPress already provides you build-in features for displaying music files or you can use oEmbed shortcodes for showing your audio files in music players. To make things more user friendly on sidebars and other widget areas, you can use Simple Music Widget. It allows you to show up any music file in a simple yet beautiful music player with custom album art, title and other song details.
To start using Simple Music Widget in your WordPress site, simply install and activate it. Upon activation visit your admin area dashboard Appearance -> Widgets page and drag ‘Simple Music Widget’ to a widget area.
Now paste the MP3 file URL, Album Art and other details in the the given widget fields and then save the widget. That’s it, visit the frontend of your website and see how it works.