How to Change the Song on Streampad for Tumblr

by Randall Blackburn
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If you use an embedded Streampad player for your Tumblr theme, you can change the existing song to another audio track by deleting your existing audio post on the blog and posting a new audio track. The Streampad widget automatically plays all of your audio posts on the page in order of appearance in your timeline. You can also modify the attributes of the Streampad widget or replace the widget by directly editing the widget HTML code in your theme.

Add Audio Post

Log in to your Tumblr dashboard, and then click the “Audio” icon to open the New Audio Post form.

Click “URL,” and then type the URL to a track or playlist hosted on the Web. You can also click “Search,” and then type a name of a track to find a song in the Tumblr catalog. To upload an MP3 file from your hard drive, click the “Choose File” icon, browse to and click the file to upload, and then click “Open.” Your audio track loads in the audio post.

Click “Post” publish the post. You can click “Private,” and then click “Create Private Post” to hide the audio post from users’ view, if desired. If the audio post is private, only you will be able to see the post.

Publish additional audio posts to add songs that will play in chronological order in the Streampad player.

Edit Widget in HTML Code

Open Tumblr and log in to your dashboard.

Click the blog to edit in the right sidebar, and then click the “Customize” tab to open the blog theme in Edit mode.

Click the “Edit HTML” link to open the theme in the HTML editor.

Press “Ctrl-F” to open the Find box, type “</head>” in the box, and then click the down arrow to find the “</head>" tag in the code. The Streampad widget is located just on top of this tag.

Edit the player attributes, as desired. For example, if you have generated a new skin for your player, replace the existing widget code with the new code block.

Click “Update Preview,” and then click “Save.”

Click “Exit” to close the editor and return to your dashboard. Open the blog in a browser to preview the new song.


Delete any unwanted audio posts from your timeline to remove the track from your Streampad playlist. To delete one of your posts, click the gear icon in the post, and then click “Delete.”


You can upload up to 10MB of audio to your blog per day. Tumblr only supports MP3 files for audio uploads.


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About the Author

Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.

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