Can someone help me with sounds????

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Hello! I want to make a page of sound (wav) files for people to listen to but not download. I am having no luck with html. I've uploaded the files into my file manager. Tried the html code and when I save it I see the like for the sound, but it doesn't play. Can anyone help me with the process to do this? Thanks!
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I am not sure what steps you are taking to add your files to your site, can you try these:

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page.
2. A dialogue box will open, click on the Audio category or search for music.
3. Choose the player that you would like to use on your site.
4. Edit your settings to customise your widget in this format: (substituting your information).
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.

You can also add music by using Widgetbox or Google Gadgets widgets:

1. Click on the "Widgets" folder on the far right of your screen.
2. Drag and drop a Widgetbox widget onto your page (Google Gadgets also has players).
3. Click on the link in the dialogue box that will take you to Widgetbox.
4. Browse for a player. Here is a direct link to one where the music plays when your site opens: myplayer.
5. Customize your widget (the site will take you the steps depending on the player you select).
6. Copy the HTML code provided.
7. Paste the code into the dialogue box in Yola and click "OK".

Please ensure that you own the copyright to the music you will be playing.

Let us know if you are still having trouble getting your music to play.

Kind Regards,
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But this adds an audio player to my page. What I'm trying to so is upload my own sound wavs for people to listen to. Then on the page, have a list of them so they can just be clicked on and listened to. Do you know what I mean?
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Hi Paul

I believe this thread may help you:

Please let us know if you need further assistance. =)
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Hello paul,

You are able to do this quite easily. The use of the widget audio player is simply a skin. There are multiple track players available as well if you like.

Answering your question directly though: you have two alternatives

Alternative 1

From the side bar of the builder select the File icon

and drag it onto your page. It will open a dialogue asking whether the file is on your PC or in the file manager. Select the appropriate answer and then identify the file you wish to place.
The file name will be placed on your page at this point.

You can repeat this for all your sound files in a vetical list for example.

Your users simply click the file name which will have a small icon speaker associated with it by default. The sound will begin to stream.

Alternative 2.

Load all your sound files into the file manager.

Create a text list either as file names or descriptive names of the files.
Link each name with a specific file:
To do this you would drag a text widget onto your page:

Create the text list of names. Suggest vertically.
Highlight the first name by right-clicking hold and dragging your mouse over the name.
Select the link icon in the text options bar. the link facility looks like a chain link

this will open another dialogue box. with 4 options.
Select the 4th option File.

In the same dialogue box at the far right hand side of the File link is a button with an elipse. Select this and your files will be displayed in the file manager. Select your chosen file and click OK.

You would need to repeat this for all teh sound files you wish to have displayed and functional.

Save your page and update it.

Your viewers now should simply click their selection and your sound file will begin to stream in.

This will only work one file at a time. Clicking another file will terminate the playing track and start a new track.

if you wish to install a multi-file player you are welcome to get back to us here

I hope this makes it clear. and as others have said get back to us if you require anything more.

Great luck with this Paul.
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Thanks Peter, those are awesome instructions!
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Hi Emmy, global wanderer you! That's great news and i'm excited for you.

The file link I think is an overlooked facility at times. this was an opportunity to lay it out.

So Thanks Miss Emmy, wandering Yola Ambassadoress :)