I am using this button especially to demonstrate pronunciations for foreign languages as in the following article (see the "Vocabulary" section).
This fascinating function turns Icons, images, texts, or anything into an audio button. I will walk you through how to introduce this button in WordPress.
A Tiny Modification to The File
Then, open the downloaded file with a text editor and modify it a little. Delete
./ which is written around line 37. This line specifies the location of the audio file that we want to use.
// the original var setDir = './'; // empty inside the single quotes var setDir = '';
./means current directory.
For example, I uploaded it to a directory called "js" inside the current theme directory. We will use this path to the file in the following step.
Add the following line before
</body> tag which is usually in the footer.php. The file's path written inside
src=" " on the 2nd line varies based on the file's location.
public_html > wp-content > themes > current theme > assets > js.
So, my file path is
src="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>/assets/js/sounds-multi.js".
Get Audio Files
According to https://caniuse.com/, .mp3 and .wav files cover almost all the browsers when combined. The developer of this button recommends using both files so that the users of the website can enjoy the audio regardless of the browsers they use.
Once you get either type of the audio file, you can convert it to another type by using free online audio converter such as https://online-audio-converter.com/.
When you provide both files, make sure that the filenames except extensions match. For instance, hello.mp3 and hello.wav are fine, whereas hello123.mp3 and hello100.wav won't work.
If you want to make images as buttons, you also need to get the image files.
Upload the files to your media library in the WordPress.
Make An Audio Button
To create an audio button, surround the element with
<a></a> tag like below. Note that the extension of the file should be omitted when specifying the URL of the file at
<a href="#" class="sounds" data-file="file's-URL-without-extension"> <img (or icons, texts, etc.) > </a>
By using this function, this image also turns into an audio button. (Click the chicks!)
The code of this button is below.
<!-- The Chicks' Audio Button --> <a href="#" class="sounds" data-file="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/chick"> <img src="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/chicks.png"> </a>
The URL of the audio file can be found at the media library. Using the "Copy URL to clipboard" button is convenient. Again, when pasting the URL to the
data-file=" ", the extension should be excluded.
|Thank you (English)|
I am so excited to use this audio button on my website. Hope you also like it!