In our most recent blog post we announced some updates to the site that we’re really excited about. “Making Mixcloud more social” means that you can now discover new Cloudcasts and new people through people’s listening histories. Pretty cool.
But the update we’re most excited about is the lovely new Mixcloud widget. No more Zshare links on your MySpace page, no more dodgy downloads from failing file-sharing sites. The Mixcloud widget is all you need now to host your radio show or DJ mix and embed it across the web.
It’s very easy. Go to a Cloudcast page and click the embed button in the top right – this will pop up a little window where you can grab the embed code. Then just go anywhere where you have the ability to post the widget – your website, your blog, your Tumblr, your MySpace and so on. Facebook support coming soon.
You can also grab the embed code from the pop-out player or from any widgets embedded across the web by clicking on the same icon in the top right. See the screen below. Just copy the embed code at the bottom to clipboard.
If you’re using a platform like WordPress to run your blog/site, remember toclick on the “HTML” button before inserting the code – see below.
Now for the fun bit – some example widgets selected from our recent Cloudcasts…
We’re very excited about some of the cool places that we’re already seeing the widget pop up. Chris Coco’s website, DJ Vadim’s MySpace, supercool music blog Fried My Little Brain, UK hip-hop supremo Suspect-Packages’ blog… and last but not least, the amazing Jig T’s website.
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to spread the sounds.