Serving as the backbone for millions of websites prevalent over the web, WordPress has become the number one choice of people and enterprises looking for building an eye-catchy and fully-functional website.
Irrespective of your domain, WordPress will allow you to receive your kind of site, which will be successful in wooing the targeted audience instantly. So, if you own a radio-station and have built your radio website using WordPress, then you’ve made the best business decision.
The wide collection of WP plugins allows you to extend the existing functionality of your portal in the best possible way. This blog walks you through 8 remarkably effective WordPress plugins custom-made for radio websites. So, let’s get to know more about these WP plugins.
1. Radio Station
As the name suggests, Radio Station is a WordPress plugin which allows you to run your radio station’s website in a smooth way. With its functionality based on Drupal 6’s Station plugin, Radio Station has been completely revamped for use in WordPress. Once installed in your WordPress powered radio website, this plugin will allow you to associate users with shows, generate playlists associated with specific shows and even enable you to display the currently on-air DJ along with a link to current playlist and DJ’s show.
2. Radio Puls
By installing Radio Puls plugin in your WordPress powered website, you can easily add a radio player within a few seconds time. This plugin is compatible with WordPress version 2.8 and all the higher versions up to 3.4.2. Having witnessed a download count of over 5,613 till date, Radio Puls is a WordPress plugin which has received tremendous appreciations from WordPress users across the globe.
SocialRadios is a WordPress plugin which when installed into your WordPress radio website will allow you to integrate the brand new HTML5 World Radio Station Player with Social Media, thereby enabling visitors to listen to a variety of radio stations. As an additional feature available with this WordPress plugin, you may even opt for sharing the music track you’re listening to, with your friends via the integrated social networks available in the HTML5 World Radio Station Player.
4. WP 8Tracks Radio
WP 8TRacks Radio is a WordPress plugin which allows you to add 8tracks Mixes into your sidebar. With this plugin installed into your site, you can easily set the dimensions of the player, limit the player to a specific number of pages/posts, set mixes to specific pages/posts, have a site wide default mix, choose to Autoplay or not to Autoplay the mix after the player has finished loading the tracks.
5. Quran Radio
If your WordPress radio website needs to cater to the muslim population, then Quran Radio is the plugin you can’t afford to miss. With this plugin, you can easily add a widget which will play a specific online Radio station for translating the meaning of Quran in more than 38 different languages. Supported by the very popular EDC(e-Da ‘wah Committee), Quran Radio plugin comes with additional features including:
6. Rock & Pop Radio
With an installation of Rock & Pop Radio WordPress plugin, you can allow your website visitors to listen to rock & pop music on a 24/7 basis, via the sidebar. This will play a critical role in increasing visitor retention and the overall advertising revenue.
7. Radio Forge Free
8. Codescar Radio Widget
This is a WordPress plugin which produces a widget for your site, allowing users to listen to their favorite radio station. The plugin uses HTML5 audio element for playing the radio in the sidebar.
There are certainly some mentions and additions that have been done on part of online radio such as FnF.FM Radio
9. FnF.FM Radio
However only time will tell how they are based on their reviews and downloads then we will surely include them in our list as well.
Radio plugins are a good tool for online website where there is some waiting or chat is involved or users are there for social networking and by virtue of online radio they still keep glued to your website without trying to go somewhere else.
So, these were the 8+ outstanding WordPress plugins which are tailored to meet the requirements of a WordPress powered radio website. I’m sure you’d have chosen your pick and would be all encouraged to install the same in your site right away.
Author Bio: Edward Jones is working as a full-time WordPress developer with OSSMedia Ltd.- A highly trusted WordPress Web Development company. Having gathered a total of 5 years of experience in WordPress Development, Edward has delivered numerous projects within the allotted time-frame. You can hire the services of Edward by getting in touch with him.