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CLASSIC EMBED doesn't work anymore !!!


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Hello
HELP!!! My WordPress website functioned all right so far, with Soundcloud CLASSIC embed tracks. The all architecture of the site relies on these Classic embed aspect.
For an hour or two, the VISUAL embed, of ALL my tracks, appears — INSTEAD of the CLASSIC one. It's horrible !!!
How come ??? Can you fix that ?

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Just triedto use the embed on 2 self hosted wordpress sites ( ticked the wordpress embed box ), as others have said it still does not work? after embedding the pages just display the raw code?
This problem still persists on the latest version of WordPress (which a huge number of people rely on). How has nobody figured out how to fix this by this point? And not even a response over the past seven months?

Please sort this out, SoundCloud devs.
Hello Mathis and others.

5 months later and the code on the Soundcloud site that is obtained from the embed popup is still incorrect. The Classic Embed version does not work properly unless you modify the code manually...and I suspect that this is the reason several Wordpress plugins are not functionally properly when it come to the player's style.

You must explicitly tell the player NOT to load the "Visual Style Player" as user Philvern has mentioned above.
ie: &visual=false

Below is an example of the code we are using to achieve the classic player within Wordpress. The Visual Player takes up entirely too much screen acreage and confused the users as to what track they are listening to.

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/YOURPLAYLISTID"; params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

How frustrating! Thanks for that tidbit! "&visual=false" finally displayed my embed the way I wanted... Between that and the seemingly unresponsive customer support... I'm questioning the choice in using Pro Unlimited... Thanks for the help.
Thank you all of you for sharing the solutions. Its crazy that this is still ongoing. They clearly don't give a toss.
It wouldn't be a problem if they didn't make the visual player so crap in the first place!
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This issue seemed to get fixed a few months ago, but I can now confirm the issue appears to have recurred. There seems to be a real lack of understanding about what's even happening from the Soundcloud devs. I will kick up another fuss about this as soon as I have a minute.
Unbelievable!!! Still not fixed ???
This issue seemed to get fixed a few months ago, but I can now confirm the issue appears to have recurred. There seems to be a real lack of understanding about what's even happening from the Soundcloud devs. I will kick up another fuss about this as soon as I have a minute.
Hello Mathis and others.

5 months later and the code on the Soundcloud site that is obtained from the embed popup is still incorrect. The Classic Embed version does not work properly unless you modify the code manually...and I suspect that this is the reason several Wordpress plugins are not functionally properly when it come to the player's style.

You must explicitly tell the player NOT to load the "Visual Style Player" as user Philvern has mentioned above.
ie: &visual=false

Below is an example of the code we are using to achieve the classic player within Wordpress. The Visual Player takes up entirely too much screen acreage and confused the users as to what track they are listening to.

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/YOURPLAYLISTID"; params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
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Hi there,

Quick update on this - if you tick the "Wordpress code"-box from the embed code after you chose the "classic" html5 over the visual embedded player, the embedded player should now embed the classic version properly.

If you're going for the iframe code though (i.e., if you don't tick the box that says "WordPress code"), the embedded player might still result in the visual player. You can then still work around this by adding the parameter visual=false, as mentioned before.

As far as we've been informed, WordPress will continue to work on this piece also, however we've not been provided with an estimate as to when this will be deployed.

Cheers
Mathis
This appears to be fixed on my site now... woo
Look forward to it!
Hi there,

Sorry about the confusion with the status on this conversation. I've now changed this to "in progress". Our engineers have been made aware of this and are looking into the issue right now.

I will make sure to provide an update as soon as I have news.

Thanks for your continued patience, much appreciated!

Cheers
Mathis

Thanks for staying on top of it Mathis. I know we're looking forward to getting it sorted out.
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Hi there,

Sorry about the confusion with the status on this conversation. I've now changed this to "in progress". Our engineers have been made aware of this and are looking into the issue right now.

I will make sure to provide an update as soon as I have news.

Thanks for your continued patience, much appreciated!

Cheers
Mathis

Hi again,

Just a quick heads up - our developers just got back to me and informed me that they've gotten in touch with the devs over at WordPress. The fix will be coming from their end, so we're hoping this will soon be sorted. We'll follow up accordingly.

Have a good weekend.

Cheers
Mathis
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Hi there,

Sorry about the confusion with the status on this conversation. I've now changed this to "in progress". Our engineers have been made aware of this and are looking into the issue right now.

I will make sure to provide an update as soon as I have news.

Thanks for your continued patience, much appreciated!

Cheers
Mathis

Hi philvern,

Forwarded, all of it 🙂
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Hi there,

Sorry about the confusion with the status on this conversation. I've now changed this to "in progress". Our engineers have been made aware of this and are looking into the issue right now.

I will make sure to provide an update as soon as I have news.

Thanks for your continued patience, much appreciated!

Cheers
Mathis

Ok Mathis, but please make sure we won't have to fix back again our stuff once your engineers will update the code. Have you transferred MY (very very quick & simple) solution ?
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Hi there,

Sorry about the confusion with the status on this conversation. I've now changed this to "in progress". Our engineers have been made aware of this and are looking into the issue right now.

I will make sure to provide an update as soon as I have news.

Thanks for your continued patience, much appreciated!

Cheers
Mathis
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philverns fix works great, but it's a lot of work to fix on my site :-/
Yes Ryan... It took me all night repairing mines...
A bit of a shame it's not fixed yet from the source...
And that topic marked SOLVED when it is NOT...!
philverns fix works great, but it's a lot of work to fix on my site 😕
Stll not fixed - very frustrating and disapointing. I'll try Philverns fix for now but come on guys...
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Hi
I spent all night repairing my WordPress sites....
The thing is that, in order to have the HTML 5 aspect (call it Classic, Regular, or whatever...) you need NOW to add in your line code (the one you copy to paste it your website) the instruction : "&visual=false".
Without this instruction, the Visual aspect is the one directly used, even if you choose the HTML 5 option.
This was not the case until yesterday...
Someone somewhere has changed something !!!
Hours lost and may be...money...

Easy! Mathis it's UNSOLVED, not SOLVED... Until your engineers repair the problem...
Which is :
1/ Add the instruction &visual=false (still not done, why ?)
2/ Clarify how the code effect has changed...
The plugin you mention seem to arise some other types of concerns (see support).
I believe so far my way is the easiest one. But I may be wrong.
Cheers
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Hi
I spent all night repairing my WordPress sites....
The thing is that, in order to have the HTML 5 aspect (call it Classic, Regular, or whatever...) you need NOW to add in your line code (the one you copy to paste it your website) the instruction : "&visual=false".
Without this instruction, the Visual aspect is the one directly used, even if you choose the HTML 5 option.
This was not the case until yesterday...
Someone somewhere has changed something !!!
Hours lost and may be...money...

Hey there,

Sorry about the late reply. Hmm, so I haven't heard back from our engineers about this. However, Wordpress can sometimes be tricky, as it uses our embed code slightly differently then other websites.

I'm glad that philvern was able to help you, talismen, with this.

Maybe also worth taking a look: https://wordpress.org/plugins/soundcloud-shortcode/ Once installed, you can set which default player you want (it hasn't been updated in a hot minute, so it still contains the Flash option, which I don't suggest). In your case, this would be the html5 player. Then you can use the following formular, and the plugin will do the rest for you:



Maybe worth a shot? If I hear back from our engineers, I'll make sure to let you know here.

Cheers
Mathis
Userlevel 1
Hi
I spent all night repairing my WordPress sites....
The thing is that, in order to have the HTML 5 aspect (call it Classic, Regular, or whatever...) you need NOW to add in your line code (the one you copy to paste it your website) the instruction : "&visual=false".
Without this instruction, the Visual aspect is the one directly used, even if you choose the HTML 5 option.
This was not the case until yesterday...
Someone somewhere has changed something !!!
Hours lost and may be...money...

Thanks! Glad to have helped...

Mathis, Where have you been ?
Have you founded the "root cause" to this mess ?
Userlevel 1
Hi
I spent all night repairing my WordPress sites....
The thing is that, in order to have the HTML 5 aspect (call it Classic, Regular, or whatever...) you need NOW to add in your line code (the one you copy to paste it your website) the instruction : "&visual=false".
Without this instruction, the Visual aspect is the one directly used, even if you choose the HTML 5 option.
This was not the case until yesterday...
Someone somewhere has changed something !!!
Hours lost and may be...money...

Thanks! Glad to have helped...

Mathis, Where have you been ?
Have you founded the "root cause" to this mess ?
Hi
I spent all night repairing my WordPress sites....
The thing is that, in order to have the HTML 5 aspect (call it Classic, Regular, or whatever...) you need NOW to add in your line code (the one you copy to paste it your website) the instruction : "&visual=false".
Without this instruction, the Visual aspect is the one directly used, even if you choose the HTML 5 option.
This was not the case until yesterday...
Someone somewhere has changed something !!!
Hours lost and may be...money...

Yeah! All thumbs up to Philvern who has sort it out...
Hi
I spent all night repairing my WordPress sites....
The thing is that, in order to have the HTML 5 aspect (call it Classic, Regular, or whatever...) you need NOW to add in your line code (the one you copy to paste it your website) the instruction : "&visual=false".
Without this instruction, the Visual aspect is the one directly used, even if you choose the HTML 5 option.
This was not the case until yesterday...
Someone somewhere has changed something !!!
Hours lost and may be...money...

Wait, just figured it out. Had to look at the code string for the visual mode to figure out where to place the "visual=false" string. Thanks for the encouragement talismen. Now I can fix it instead of waiting for Soundcloud to sort it out.

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