8tracks DJs and listeners have long had the ability to embed mixes in their own blog or website. But given all the quality blogging and CMS platforms out there, we thought we could offer something more robust, plus give a little love back to the developer community. To this end, we’re please to announce the launch of our first set of official Open Source plugins.
First is an update to our WordPress plugin by Jonathan Martin. You can now embed single mixes as well as entire mix collections – these can be all the mixes you’ve personally published, mixes by your favorite 8tracks DJ, or mixes tagged with your favorite combinations of genres and moods.
Second is a brand-new Joomla module from Emir Sakic, which includes all the functionality of our WP plugin plus the ability to specify the pages on which you’d like the mixes to be displayed, and the ability to customize their placement on a page-by-page basis.
Feedback, comments, and feature requests that could make these plugins more useful to the community are most welcome. And any developers who are interested in helping us build plugins for other platforms, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and enjoy!
Download the WordPress plugin
Download the Joomla module
Finally, here’s the WordPress plugin in action in a blog post using a collection of playlists: