According to Mozak, it can be helpful to include audio for interviews. Additionally, it can be helpful to include audio if you are reviewing a song. Your audience can then listen to the interview rather than reading it or listen to the song right there in your post. Readers may want to listen to the interview, because they can then listen while doing something else. They might want to listen to the song, because they have not heard it.
To include audio, you use the HTML tag audio. This tag is just audio inside of the carrots you would use for any other tag. You can then place it anywhere you want within your post. If you are adding audio to make your information more accessible, you should place it at the beginning of your post and not the end. This allows your readers to see right away that you have an audio file and listen to it right away. You can then add any text you want underneath. You should not set your audio to autoplay. Your readers should be able to decide whether or not they want to listen, especially if they’re in a quiet area. On some websites, you can also add audio by using the add media option. However, you may not be able to move around your audio within your post if you use this feature. You also may not be able to control whether the audio shows up in one post or many.
Resources on adding audio
- Bitsy. “How to Embed Audio on Your Website, and When you Shouldn’t.” IMNOW. Retrieved from http://imcreator.com/blog/embed-audio-website-shouldnt-bother/
- “Blogging…behind the text.” Mozak. Retrieved from https://mozakdesign.com/incorporating-audio-and-video/
- Editorial Staff. “How to Add an Audio Music Player Widget in WordPress.” WPBeginner. Retrieved from http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-an-audio-music-player-widget-in-wordpress