If an image is worth a thousand words, an image connected with audio must be worth a lot more than a thousand words, right? Introducing the Audio Story.
Adding audio images for WordPress articles is a neat way to add some context, training or clarification to the pictures you use on your site.
What do I mean by “audio stories”?
An Audio Story is an audio file that is connected up with an image on your WordPress site.
How Do Audio Story Images Work
In this post, I’ll show you exactly what I mean by audio stories for WordPress.
Then, I’ll show you how they can be added to your site using a free plugin called Audio Story Images.
Users will see an audio icon in the top left corner of selected images.
And if they click on the icon, the sound will instantly start playing:
You can see an example on the right and below is a live example.
By clicking on the audio symbol, you will hear my message.
Audio Story Uses For Your Posts
- Certainly, one use could be to add some pizazz to your artistic images or even some inviting background music.
- If you are like me and use images as examples when writing a technical training post the audio could explain in more detail.
- The list of applications are endless and only tied to your imagination.
How To Use Audio Story Images
The first thing you need to do is get the plugin, install it and then activate it.
You can download the plugin here.
Once you have completed this here is how the plugin works.
You need to have both an image and an audio file uploaded to your Media Library of your WordPress site.
Then, go to Media → Library.
Make sure you use List view, not Grid view
You should see a new Audio Story column.
Just click Attach next to the image you want to add audio to:
Once you have linked the image and audio file, the Audio Story column should update to reflect this connection.
From this point, all you need to do is insert the image into your next post or page and presto chango you have Audio on your image.
Pretty simple but incredibly powerful tool.
Audio Story Images – Summary
In conclusion, this plugin gives you one more tool in your marketing arsenal that can be used to attract new leads.
Also thanks to Elegant Themes for turning me on to this great plugin.
I would love to hear how you are using Audio Images in your blog. Please share that with us in the comments below.
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