ZoomSounds – WordPress Wave Audio Player with Playlist


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ZoomSounds is a complete premium audio plugin for WordPress that allows you to build great audio players and playlists. Engage with your audience with Trending, Likes, and awesome features. Fits your branding with a customizable design and great colors. With nine skins to fit every brand, multiple layouts for the wave skin, only one format required to function, ZoomSounds is the perfect choice for an audio player.

Please rate 5/5 – Updates with features and upgrades come consistently

2000+ happy customers

A simple shortcode is required for the plugin to work – [zoomsounds] – and you do not even have to remember that because there are shortcode generators for both audio file and audio playlists

Supports self hosted mp3 / m4a / wav / aac, and mp3 Shoutcast radio stations + live streams. You can also embed SoundCloud songs just by inputting their link in the shortcode generator – that easy IF YOU HAVE A API KEY. You just need a SoundCloud account and API key ( warning: registrations are now closed / there is no api key handing ) .

import with one click


Audio Player Features

  • Elementor Enabled – support for the most popular page builder
  • Gutenberg Optimized – up to date with the newest WordPress Editor
  • WPBakery Page Builder support – support for the Visual Composer
  • CornerStone support – support for the Visual Composer
  • Shortcode builder – any page builder can use the generated shortcodes
  • Anti-download Protection – best in class anti-download mitigation
  • HTML5 technology – this gallery uses the latest html5 tehniques to deliver a never seen before experience to your clients
  • fully responsive – looks great from mobile to HD
  • one mandatory format – the hard part is done by the player script in order for the user to have easy experience editing – only mp3 is required
  • touch optimized – touch devices are not forgotten
  • three skins – three full skins to fit every brand
  • CSS3 technology – this player uses cutting-edge css3 definitions
  • easy install – purchase, download the zip, read the docs
  • iPhone / iPad optimized – this gallery has been optimized for Apple touch devices
  • Android optimized – this component has been tested on Android 4.0 and works awesome
  • developer / SASS powered – this component’s CSS has been built on top of SASS which means SASS users will have an easy time modifying the skins. For non-SASS users it’s no problem either because CSS files ( generated by SASS ) are provided
  • timed comments – allows commenting to be done directly on the timeline
  • plays from SoundCloud – streams SoundCloud audio with an API key
  • can replace default wordpress shortcode
  • loop option
  • 100% css skinable – want to make slight modifications to the skins ? The skins are 100% built from the css and it is very easy to edit with css knowledge
  • radio support – icecast / shoutcast support with optional auto updating of current playing song name
  • download option – download option for playlists and single players
  • allow download only for registered users – allow download only for your site users
  • lifetime updates – this is a one-time purchase and you get lifetime updates, we are updating our products consistently with features
  • embed codes – enable a embed button for the player or the gallery ( for skin-wave atm )
  • SEO friendly – built with search engine optimization on mind from the ground up
  • compatible with all major browsers, including IE – compatible from IE7 to IE10, Chrome, Safari and Firefox
  • open sounds in ZoomBox – open the player in a commercial lightbox script – ZoomBox
  • Import folder – import your folders of mp3’s

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multiple layouts and skins

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Mobile Optimized

Smooth on mobiles too because of
hardware acceleration. Android 4.4+ Chrome
and iOS testedto deliver super smooth

Watch Video

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Generate Preview

Import preview setups with just a click
in the shortcode generator included

Updates / Changelog

For updating, disable and delete the previous version, and install the new downloaded one. Or just unpack the zip you get from the download and overwrite the previous folder from wp-content/plugins/ via FTP

Or use ZoomSounds > Autoupdater for autoupdate

UPDATE 6.10 [ 11/27/2020 ]

  • [FIX] multiple stability fixes

UPDATE 6.00 [ 10/16/2020 ]

  • [ADD] new waveform modifier and analyser tool
  • [ADD] new bulk waveform tool in Settings > System check
  • [FIX] a bug where the waveform will not be sent for processing in the database

UPDATE 5.96 [ 09/08/2020 ]

  • [ADD] options for social lightbox shares

UPDATE 5.95 [ 09/01/2020 ]

  • [FIX] bug fixes

UPDATE 5.93 [ 08/24/2020 ]

  • [FIX] bug fixes

UPDATE 5.91 [ 07/31/2020 ]

  • [FIX] bug fixes
  • [ADD] search field in main options
  • [ADD] async and defer option for loading zoomsounds
  • [ADD] IE11 compatibility option

UPDATE 5.84 [ 05/26/2020 ]

  • [FIX] AutoUpdater fixed

UPDATE 5.82 [ 05/11/2020 ]

  • [FIX] colors for waveform and highlight color are now rendered correctly – set default in ZoomSounds > Settings, with the possibility to overwrite in Player Configs
  • [ADD] support for default settings in audio player configs – tutorial

UPDATE 5.70 [ 01/04/2020 ]

  • [TWEAK] redesign for playlist shortcode generator
  • [ADD] new showcase mode – slider_featured

UPDATE 5.60 [ 09/29/2019 ]

  • [ADD] new import player in one click option in player generator both for gutenberg and player generator
  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 5.48 [ 08/29/2019 ]

  • [ADD] Big Wavo layout
  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 5.31 [ 06/03/2019 ]

  • [FIX] a bug where Zoomsounds Analytics would conflict with other DZS Plugins analytics

UPDATE 5.30 [ 06/02/2019 ]

  • [ADD] shoutcast support with current playing song
  • [ADD] icecast support with current playing song
  • [FIX] bugs

UPDATE 5.18 [ 03/23/2018 ]

  • [FIX] bug with wpbakery page builder

UPDATE 5.12 [ 02/24/2018 ]

  • [FIX] a bug with avada fusion builder

UPDATE 5.04 [ 02/07/2018 ]

  • [FIX] a bug where the settings array would appear

UPDATE 5.03 [ 02/04/2018 ]

  • [FIX] buttons not appearing in classic editor

UPDATE 5.00 [ 12/27/2018 ]

  • [ADD] gutenberg gallery block
  • [ADD] gutenberg player block
  • [ADD] gutenberg player block
  • [ADD] support for ICECAST radio station

UPDATE 4.63 [ 08/20/2018 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 4.51 [ 04/28/2018 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] some examples to one click importer
  • [TWEAK] updated documentation with new admin photos

UPDATE 4.47 [ 03/28/2018 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] amazon s3 support for reading files

UPDATE 4.32 [ 02/02/2018 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] custom controls

UPDATE 4.20 [ 12/22/2017 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [FIX] some bugs with custom color not showing in single player
  • [TWEAK] reworked single player generator
  • [ADD] analytics button for single player
  • [ADD] custom buttons controls in player generator

UPDATE 4.15 [ 12/18/2017 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] caching option for total time of the track

UPDATE 4.10 [ 11/25/2017 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 4.00 [ 11/02/2017 ]

Major update: A new admin has been introduced. This is designed from the ground up, based on feedback we received over the years for the old one. It is ajax enabled and changes are updated nearly instantly. Because the legacy admin and the new one are not compatible ( are based on different principles ), the change will not be done automatically. But, exported sliders from the old one are converted on import to the new one.

With that in mind, new install will upgrade the new admin directly. And current install will keep legacy admin, until administrators are ready to upgrade. If you want to import your legacy galleries, just export them from the legacy admin, switch to the new one ( from ZoomSounds > Settings > Playlists Mode ) , and import them into the new one.

  • [ADD] revamped admin panel for galleries
  • [ADD] duplicate support for player configurations
  • [ADD] new optional info button for skin-wave
  • [ADD] new demo in One click import
  • [TWEAK] waveforms are smaller in size
  • [ADD] specify wave form accuracy in settings
  • [ADD] option to clear all waveform data ( settings > delete settings > clear wave data )

UPDATE 3.40 [ 09/15/2017 ]

  • [TWEAK] youtube video stream displays too for youtube audio
  • [ADD] autoupdate support

UPDATE 3.33 [ 08/18/2017 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 3.32 [ 07/16/2017 ]

  • [ADD] multiple options added for adding html in the player in special places ( after play button etc )
  • [ADD] now sample times can reflect times from the same preview track ( not from the download track )
  • [FIX] zoomsounds tab in woocommerce not showing anymore
  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 3.31 [ 07/05/2017 ]

  • [ADD] custom buttons in player configurations
  • [TWEAK] fixed a bug in preview

UPDATE 3.30 [ 06/22/2017 ]

  • [FIX] multiple bugs with footer players
  • [ADD] scrubbar now shows hover time in the current time field
  • [TWEAK] added examples to preview

UPDATE 3.24 [ 06/07/2017 ]

  • [ADD] play default player in footer option

UPDATE 3.24 [ 05/12/2017 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 3.23 [ 05/08/2017 ]

  • [ADD] option to hide or show number
  • [FIX] highlight color on player
  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] color higlight now works for skin-pro too

UPDATE 3.21 [ 04/25/2017 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [TWEAK] improved thumbnail generation for media files in playlists

UPDATE 3.12 [ 04/10/2017 ]

  • [ADD] play woocommerce loops in footer player option
  • [TWEAK] updated preview

UPDATE 3.10 [ 04/05/2017 ]

  • [ADD] image, title and description to facebook share button

UPDATE 3.04 [ 03/25/2017 ]

  • [ADD] possibility to have players above the woocommerce single item page and woocommerce shop page
  • [TWEAK] reworked settings page
  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 3.03 [ 03/15/2017 ]

  • [ADD] download counter
  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 3.01 [ 03/04/2017 ]

  • [FIX] fixed buttons above editor

UPDATE 3.00 [ 02/18/2017 ]

  • [ADD] shortcode generator for the player
  • [ADD] wrapper image option for the player
  • [ADD] visual composer support
  • [ADD] cornerstone support
  • [TWEAK] reworked live spectrum – now much smoother!
  • [TWEAK] reworked shortcode buttons
  • [TWEAK] reworked preview
  • [FIX] several bugs

UPDATE 2.75 [ 11/25/2016 ]

  • [ADD] options for wave bar space and gradient option for the waveform
  • [FIX] several bugs

UPDATE 2.72 [ 11/25/2016 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs with view counter

UPDATE 2.70 [ 11/06/2016 ]

  • [ADD] mode nocontrols for skin-wave
  • [ADD] reflecto wave canvas mode
  • [ADD] hover to play option
  • [ADD] grid noir

UPDATE 2.64 [ 10/16/2016 ]

  • [FIX] fixed comments
  • [FIX] slider export
  • [FIX] next button used to go to the previous playlist item
  • [ADD] sample playlist with comments, likes and views functionality enabled

UPDATE 2.63 [ 10/13/2016 ]

  • [TWEAK] footer player now displays author and track name for woo grid

UPDATE 2.62 [ 10/11/2016 ]

  • [FIX] fixed footer player working with PLAY button ( woo grid 1 )
  • [TWEAK] now skin-silver reacts to a wider area of the scrubbar / volume bar

UPDATE 2.61 [ 10/02/2016 ]

  • [ADD] the new options for button skin for the skin-wave
  • [TWEAK] embed code now displays as a button when other under player text is present ( like like button enabled or view count enabled )
  • [TWEAK] remove image waveform fields where no longer necessary when the new canvas wavemode is on

UPDATE 2.60 [ 09/27/2016 ]

  • [TWEAK] redesigned most buttons
  • [TWEAK] updated preview

UPDATE 2.51 [ 08/02/2016 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] new canvas wave mode
  • [TWEAK] updated preview

UPDATE 2.46 [ 06/15/2016 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [TWEAK] modified skin-wave layout on mobile
  • [TWEAK] updated preview
  • [ADD] ability to have custom link on buy button for grid style 3

UPDATE 2.45 [ 05/20/2016 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [TWEAK] media file now the preferred method for importing mp3 because ID3 tags like title, artist, thumbnail are automatically imported from the mp3
  • [TWEAK] updated preview

UPDATE 2.44 [ 05/12/2016 ]

  • [ADD] option to enable global footer player
  • [ADD] possibility to generate waveforms for soundcloud tracks ( that are public )
  • [ADD] possibility to embed private soundcloud tracks in the gallery

UPDATE 2.43 [ 04/13/2016 ]

  • [ADD] option to play gallery items in footer player

UPDATE 2.42 [ 03/28/2016 ]

  • [FIX] total plays and likes now display
  • [FIX] small bugs

UPDATE 2.30 [ 12/06/2015 ]

  • [TWEAK] reworked time comment
  • [FIX] small bugs

UPDATE 2.20 [ 10/02/2015 ]

  • [ADD] sample data and instant example generator available in the shortcode generator

UPDATE 2.10 [ 08/07/2015 ]

  • [TWEAK] removed custom uploader as there was no need
  • [TWEAK] reworked waves upload to go in WordPress upload dir

UPDATE 2.02 [ 06/16/2015 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs

UPDATE 2.00 [ 04/02/2015 ]

  • [ADD] new player skin – aria
  • [ADD] new player skin – silver
  • [ADD] gallery skin selector
  • [ADD] new gallery skin – skin-default
  • [ADD] new shortcodes for grids added / woocommerce support

UPDATE 1.70 [ 11/05/2014 ]

  • [FIX] a bug where likes, ratings would not work
  • [ADD] new shortcode [zoomsounds_in_lightbox id=”theid”]placeholder html code[/zoomsounds_in_lightbox] – opens a gallery in the zoombox

UPDATE 1.63 [ 08/03/2014 ]

  • [FIX] a bug where commenting would not work

UPDATE 1.62 [ 07/03/2014 ]

  • [FIX] autoplayNext issue
  • [FIX] removed easing on scrub progress and scrub hover

UPDATE 1.61 [ 06/24/2014 ]

  • [ADD] mention to enable menu state button if menu state is set to closed
  • [ADD] updated docs with replicate preview player example

UPDATE 1.60 [ 06/11/2014 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [ADD] new image preview for the zoomsounds_player in the WYSIWYG tinymce editor . can be disabled from ZoomSounds > Settings
  • [ADD] new embed code option for skin-wave

UPDATE 1.51 [ 04/19/2014 ]

  • [FIX] bug – like button activating when pressing play
  • [ADD] new option – menu height
  • [FIX] WP 3.9 – shortcode not generating .. FIXED

UPDATE 1.50 [ 03/21/2014 ]

  • [FIX] bug – skin-justthumbandplayer not working
  • [ADD] new skin-pro

UPDATE 1.45 [ 02/26/2014 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [TWEAK] players inserted from the media library with no waveform will have the default waveform assigned

UPDATE 1.43 [ 01/18/2014 ]

  • [FIX] some bugs with spectrum
  • [FIX] fixed preseter in the preview

UPDATE 1.41 [ 01/18/2014 ]

  • [FIX] added background image field
  • [TWEAK] added preseter to the preview

UPDATE 1.40 [ 01/15/2014 ]

  • [ADD] now comments can appear when the scrub head is over it
  • [ADD] skin-justthumbandbutton
  • [ADD] new slick mode for skin-wave
  • [TWEAK] updated preview
  • [FIX] some bugs
  • [FIX] mobile scrolling for the menu works now

UPDATE 1.30 [ 12/09/2013 ]

  • [FIX] bugs
  • [TWEAK] now comments, rates, play count work in playlist mode
  • [ADD] new comment count dashboard
  • [ADD] new download buttons
  • [ADD] timer display

UPDATE 1.20 [ 11/25/2013 ]

  • [FIX] set thumbnail bug
  • [TWEAK] preview update
  • [ADD] new toggle playlist button
  • [ADD] cue first item for playlist player
  • [ADD] cue and autoplay option for single player
  • [ADD] likes and views counter for single player

UPDATE 1.10 [ 11/19/2013 ]

  • [TWEAK] preview tweaked
  • [ADD] new zoombox mode – open a audio player in a zoombox


  • dzsap_viewsubmitted – this cookie records the play of a track made from an IP, in order to not track the play multiple times – it does not record any personal data
  • dzsap_likesubmitted – this cookie records the like of a track made from an IP, in order to not track the like multiple times – it does not record any personal data


  • soundcloud will only work if you have api keys – registrations are now closed for the moment
  • live spectrum will only work for self hosted videos ( on the same domain ) otherwise not
  • autoplay cannot work on iOS and Android devices because of device limitation ( they prevent playing without user action )
  • tracks and images are not included in the download package.
  • player is not compatible with Explorer & Edge in CBR format but is compatible in VBR format but has to be less than 320kbps


How to insert own mp3 in visual composer player element

You will find the Source field in the visual composer element

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Audio Items feature results in 404 errors when trying to audio items.

Go to wp dashboard > Settings > Permalinks and click save changes / repair permalinks

Then try access the audio item again

I have installed it and it’s fantastic but, how can I clone the example BOXED INSIDE, BACKGROUND PLAYER? I want a shortcode for that example

example shortcodes

[zoomsounds_player source="http://www.noiseaddicts.com/samples_1w72b820/285.mp3" type="detect" config="skinwavewithcomments" autoplay="off" loop="off" open_in_ultibox="off" enable_likes="off" enable_views="off" enable_download_button="on" wrapper_image="https://i.imgur.com/6EMbwJ3.jpg" wrapper_image_type="zoomsounds-wrapper-bg-bellow" enable_downloads_counter="on" download_custom_link="ceva" thumb="https://i.imgur.com/6EMbwJ3.jpg"]


[zoomsounds_player source="http://www.noiseaddicts.com/samples_1w72b820/285.mp3" type="detect" config="skinwavewithcomments" autoplay="off" loop="off" open_in_ultibox="off" enable_likes="off" enable_views="off" enable_download_button="on" wrapper_image="https://i.imgur.com/6EMbwJ3.jpg" wrapper_image_type="zoomsounds-wrapper-bg-center" enable_downloads_counter="on" download_custom_link="ceva" thumb="https://i.imgur.com/6EMbwJ3.jpg"]
How do you enable comments?

You have to enable comments and select the skin wave from the Player Configuration menu.

Now there is an included default configuration just for that, it’s called skinwavewithcomments

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When you insert a new player, just select that and you have comments enabled

  1. Go to any post / page you want to insert this
  2. Click the Insert ZoomSounds Player from WP Library ( third button )
  3. Click the mp3 you want to insert
  4. in the right menu that appears select the configuration to waveformwithcomments or any of your custom one + select the thumbnail
  5. click the auto generate buttons to generate waveforms
  6. click the insert button

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Go to ZoomSounds > Settings > Appearence and in extra CSS enter

body .dzsap-sticktobottom{
z-index: 55;

Increase or decrease as needed

How to replicate some Client Showcase examples

These are nice customisations made by clients for their site. We try to bring as many different example into the One click importer but it takes time. Some might ressemble some examples there. So you can quick start your customization based on a template.

Grid Player

This is a woocommerce theme’s shop, ZoomSounds complements it by having the setting in ZoomSounds > WC Loops set to Loop -> Overlay

Pro Table

This is an advanced customization. Client used custom coding etc. We’ll have a plugin that does that and much more in a month or two.
Yellow and Gold
Player configuration with skin-wave skin, yellow highlight color and button aspect noir.

Band Site

Just a customised footer player set on page. Playing a specific track.

Audio Story

A playlist with gallery skin set to skin-wave. Menu state – closed, menu button – on.

Namaste Yoga

A playlist with gallery skin set to skin-wave. Menu state – open, menu button – off.

Music Store

This is a woocommerce theme’s shop, ZoomSounds complements it by having the setting in ZoomSounds > WC Loops set to Loop -> Bottom

Can I autoplay audio on mobile ios / android ?

Audio cannot autoplay without user interaction on any mobile android or ios

You just have to press this button above every post / page to add a single mp3 –

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If you want a gallery – you can press the other button. And galleries are configured inside the ZoomSounds wp menu.

s there anyway to disable autoplay for a playlist? This is the shortcode I am using: .

yes, in ZoomSounds admin, create a new slider named playlist_gallery

Then in that, set autoplay to OFF

How to change from single

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