The free service, iLike.com, lets you add music to Blogger, Typepad, in fact, any type of web site. You first choose songs, create a playlist, get the code snippet and include it on a web page. For Blogger, you don’t even need to mess with the HTML code. Just create a playlist and then hit the Add to Blogger button; yes, it’s that simple.
iLike.com is a free service that lets you create playlists of songs you want and share them with friends. Additionally, you can download free MP3 song files from new artists, learn about concerts, watch videos uploaded by artists and much more. The community run web site lets you follow changing music tastes and access popular songs. The service is in beta at the time of writing.
Though there is a glaring orange signup button when you go to iLike homepage, you actually don’t need to register for an account just to create a playlist of songs. Point your browser to embeddable playlist page (click that link). You can now start creating the playlist – follow the five steps outlined in the image below.
The next page shows you how the playlist is going to look on a web page – on Blogger, as we shall see, the playlist is added as a widget which you can place at different positions on the web page. You also get the direct link (the URL) of you playlist on iLike.com website. With a single click you can also put the list on your Facebook profile page or tweet it on Twitter (where else?). You don’t need to fiddle around with the HTML code if you just want to include the playlist on Blogger.
Click on the large “Add to Blogger” button in the middle of the page. A new browser window shall open in which you need to enter your blogger username and password. You will now find yourself in the Layout -> Page elements page. Place the playlist in the blog as you want and save the changes. Note: it’s added as a widget. Review your blog and tell everyone about it.
I chose some famous and splendid arias from different operas (OK, not all are arias) – take a look at my playlist at Opera and let me know when you create one.
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