Display PDF Transcript or Lyrics in WordPress Audio Player


WonderPlugin Audio Player Version 6.1 or above


This tutorial will guide you how to embed a PDF transcript or lyrics file with each audio file in the audio player.

Step 1 - Add PDF URL to each audio file

In the plugin, step 1, edit the audio file, enter the PDF URL to the Information input box.

Step 2 - Customise the track list format to display the PDF file

In the plugin, step 3 Options tab, Playlist, check the option "Customise the playlist item format", then enter the following text:

%ID%. %TITLE% <span style='float:right;'><a href='%INFO%' onclick='event.stopPropagation();' target='_blank'>PDF</a></span>

Step 3 - Remove the information text from the player control area

In the plugin, step 3 Options tab, Player Control, change the value of the input box "Information format" to the follows:


An online demo is as follows:

Open PDF files in a lightbox popup

With the help of the plugin WonderPlugin Lightbox, you can also display the PDF files in a lightbox popup.

Firstly, download and install the plugin WonderPlugin Lightbox.

After the plugin is installed and activated, in WonderPlugin Audio Player, step 3 Options tab, Playlist, change the playlist item format to:

%ID%. %TITLE% <span style='float:right'><a class='wplightbox' data-width='1024' data-height='960' href='%INFO%' onclick='event.stopPropagation();' target='_blank'>PDF</a></span>

To open the PDF file in a lightbox popup, the PDF file MUST be hosted on the SAME DOMAIN as your WordPress website. Please also make sure there are no special characters in the PDF URL, for example, apostrophes, double quotes, accented letters etc.

An online demo is as follows: