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How to Add Background Music to Your Posts

Do you like listening to music while you read? I do. And sometimes when I write a blog post, I find there's a song that's particularly relevant to what I want to say, so I want to make it easy for my readers to listen to that song while they read along. For example see my articles on Into The Wild and Path Of Love on my other blogs.

The way I do this is by embedding a YouTube video with the soundtrack I want on my blog with the video window clipped off by limiting its height to the height of the YouTube play control bar.

To embed the YouTube audio track on your blog, you need the WordPress Video Plugin. WordPress's built-in embed feature can't do this, because oEmbed will scale the video window when you attempt to reduce it's size; when what you really want to … Continue reading…

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