Flash MP3 Player

This plugin integrates a powerful music player into WordPress.


  • simple to install
  • customizable background
  • playlist include a shuffle feature
  • you can add an album artwork
  • easy to configurate
  • multiple playlists and configuration files
  • sidebar supported
  • you can include it in posts and pages


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  1. Upload the directory flash-mp3-player to the /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Use Settings/FMP:Config Editor to create config files.
  4. Use Settings/FMP:Playlist Editor to create playlist files.
  5. Add a widget to your sidebar through the Appearance-->Widgets menu in WordPress.

You can display the mp3 player in several place in your blog:

  1. on your sidebar
  2. in your post or page
  3. other place

How to put it on your sidebar

How to add a sidebar widget. From illustration
  1. Create a configuration for a sidebar widget, for example called “sidebar widget style 1”. You can use the Settings--> FMP:Config Editor to do this, and it will create a XML config file called sidebar-widget-style-1.xml in your configuration list.
  2. Create a playlist, for example called “playlist in homepage sidebar”. You can use the Settings-->FMP:Playlist Editor to do this, and it will create a XML playlist called playlist-in-homepage-sidebar.xml in your playlists list.
  3. Go to Appearance --> Widgets and drag a “Flash MP3 Player JW” to your sidebar. Then you should set the title, width and height of the widget, choose the config file sidebar-widget-style-1.xml and playlist playlist-in-homepage-sidebar.xml, click save, done!
  4. You can create a lot of different config files and playlists and add a player to every sidebar (if you have more than one), each one with a different config and playlist.

How to embed it in your post or page

  1. Just like what you do in “put it on your sidebar”
  2. Just like what you do in “put it on your sidebar”
  3. Add a new post. Click the media button, which is a blue “Play” button, to call the wizard panel.
  4. You can either choose config file and playlist or not. If not, just set a single song’s url. Click insert button and the short code to call the player will be inserted to your post.

How to put it in other place of your blog

To put the player in other place of your blog is not so easy as above. You should know something about template tags of WordPress.

The code to call the player is like this:

$args = array(
//the entire url of the config file, must
'config_url' => '',
//the entire url of the playlist file (optional)
'playlist_url' => '',
'width' => 230,
'height' => 350,
'id' => '',
'class' => '',
'transparent' => true//this is default
'autostart' => false//this is default
'file' => '' //the entire url of the MP3 file (optional)
//you should set either "playlist_url" or "file"

How to backup your playlist files

Now you have just one method to backup your playlist file is to use ftp connect to your server, and download the /wp-content/fmp-jw-files/playlists directory. If you want to restore your playlists, just upload the playlists files to the /wp-content/fmp-jw-files/playlists directory.

Other Topics

The JW Player and FLA File Download

The player embedded in this plugin is so-called JW Player, which is the same as the player in YouTube. But the player in this plugin is the version 2.3 of JW Player, the reason for this version is because the size of the player file is just 9.5K bytes. It is very fast for the browser to load this player in. The short hand of it is that this player can just play audio. Just as the name of this plugin, it is an mp3 player, so the function of the version 2.3 is suitable. A lot of designer want to customize the look the player, so I give you it here. You can download it by click the link below.

Player Printer, Config Editor and Playlist Editor

This plugin is composite of three parts. The first is Player Printer. This thing is used to put the mp3 player on your page. Its core is a template tag, and extended forms are sidebar widget and shortcode. The second and the third is two XML file editors, Config Editor and Playlist Editor. They are just two XML file creating helpers. If you know how to edit a XML file, you can edit them, include config file and playlist file, locally and upload them to your server yourself.


  1. where to edit the code to make the song image larger?—-You can download the source file of the player and change the size of image yourself if you know how to modify the code.

328 responses to “FMP”

  1. Excellent plug-in! Exactly what I was looking for.

  2. Nice plug-in. I’ve been looking for something that lets me play mp3s in a relatively simple way. This one’s very neat and works once you get the hang of it.

    Thanks for the hard work Charles


  3. I’d like to use this player, but I can’t figure out how to call it.
    Where do I put the code above, and what do I need to change?

  4. Hello.
    When I’m clicking to FMP: Config Editor, I’m getting error:

    Warning: domdocument() expects parameter 2 to be long, string given in xxx/wp-content/plugins/flash-mp3-player/inc/class.config_editor.php on line 338

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: load() in xxx/wp-content/plugins/flash-mp3-player/inc/class.config_editor.php on line 339

    Can you help me with that?

  5. Hi there

    Please have a look at the Player on my site. As it loads it seems to have a bit of a flash intro or something. I have configured the player to have a black background to fit in with my site’s colour scheme but as the page loads it appears to have a red and white effect – it’s original colouring – before changing to the reconfigured colour. Is there any way to stop this so that it loads with a black background immediately.

    It’s a wonderful plugin – thanks :)

  6. Q: Is it possible to get the player to keep playing while surfing around?

    A: It’s hard to do this. The only way I know currently is to show this player in a popup new window and keep that window open when users surfing around.

    Would please post the way to do that? Thanks!

  7. Hi-

    Loved the plugin, works like a charm. I had one question – do you know of any way to centre it in a post?? I tried a few things but had no luck.

    Thanks in advance.

    All the best-
    Dick Whyte

  8. – Using WordPress 2.9.2. Installed your Flash MP3 Player JW2.3 Version 10.1.3

    – Successfully activated Plugin, which created files

    – When I click on Settings->FMP:Config Editor or Settings->FMP:Playlist Editor
    I get a blank admin screen.
    It shows the Admin left-sidebar navigation but no page screen content for configuring your plugin.

    – Any suggestions as to whats wrong, or how I can further debug?
    – Is your plugin compatible with 2.9.2?


    1. you may run at cent5 os and you need install php-dom

      use “yum install php-dom” or contact your web server administrator.

      just try it.

  9. After instalation the options Settings/FMP:Config Editor AND Settings/FMP:Playlist Editor did not appeared.

    1. just make sure your wp-content contains

      fmp-jw-files / configs/fmp_jw_widget_config.xml
      / playlists/fmp_jw_widget_playlist.xml

      the init function at flash-mp3-player.php doesnt works fine

      you can get the files from wp-content/plugins/flash-mp3-player/player/ and rename the xml files
      this worked for me!

  10. I have a problem, your plugin has conflict with Mailchimp WP plugin ( Can you help to sort this one out? Thanks.

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  12. 您好,感谢你的插件,非常好用!只是为什么在ie里他显示的是“Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!” 我已经安装了flash player, 而且在其他浏览器里运行正常。不同的电脑里情况相同,谢谢你!

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