Giving your website visitors the ability to quickly play through your demos is extremely important.
In fact, the number one reason a visitor is on your website is most likely to listen to your demos.
I've updated my voice-over website several times over the years. And one constant struggle has been finding a decent looking demo player for my voice-over demos.
VO Demo Players
I've tested many of the website audio players out there but I've been disappointed with them all.
They tend to be:
A Demo Player Made For Voice-Over Demos
That's why I decided to build a new demo player (or more accurately, I hired a WordPress developer to make it).
I wanted a demo player that was made for voice-over demos.
For me, that means it's:
Meet the VO Demo Player Plugin
When clients ask me to find and mix music with my voice-over, one site I use is PremiumBeat. They have a nice demo player. That was the inspiration for the VO Demo Player Plugin.
After handing off the details to the developer, the VO Demo Player Plugin was created.
Go ahead, test it out and see how it works.
You aren't locked into only using specific colors or fonts. In fact, you can use any color and any Google font.
You can customize the player to match your branding, whatever it looks like.
Or like this:
The VO Demo Player Plugin is customizable, fast-loading and made for voice-over demos.
Installing the VO Demo Player Plugin
WordPress is the most popular (and probably the best) platform for building websites.
That's why the VO Demo Player Plugin is a WordPress plugin. So your website must be built with WordPress to be compatible.
If you're not sure how your website is built, check with your website designer, use BuiltWith or send me a message and I can check.
I use Thrive Suite for designing and building websites but the VO Demo Player Plugin will work with other page builders like Gutenberg, Elementor or any theme in WordPress.
Adding the player on your website is simple.
All you need to do is generate a player short code and paste that code where you want the player.
You can get detailed instructions on installing the VO Demo Player Plugin here.
Then follow these instructions for help with customizing the appearance of player.
Need a VO website?
Get the pre-designed VO Website Template.
Download the VO Demo Player Plugin
To download the VO Demo Player Plugin for your website, get it here for a small one-time fee.
As a founding friend of VO Demo Player Plugin, you'll get:
Once you use it, I'd love to get your feedback and suggestions to help shape the future of the VO Demo Player Plugin.
This is what I was looking for in a demo player, but what do you want from a demo player?
What would make it better?
Download the VODP plugin here and get the benefits of being a founding friend.
I hope this helps give your demos the attention they deserve on your website.
And if you have a question about the VO Demo Player Plugin, leave a comment and I'll be sure to reply.
Hi where do I get support for the VO Demo Player plugin? I bought it and it’s not auto playing the next section of my demos, it just stops. Thanks
Hi James, Thanks for the comment. Just sent you an email.
Is this the same Demo player you are using on your VO site? I have been looking for a slick player and like the one on your VO site but it looks different than what is displayed here, is that configuration? or is that player specific to Thrive?
Thanks for all the help, I have been listening to your Podcast and devouring your information.
Thanks for the comment! My site is being redone – once that goes live you’ll see the VO Demo Play Plugin on there. The player I’ve used on my website for years is the WavePlayer: https://codecanyon.net/item/waveplayer-a-wordpress-audio-player/14349799 It looks good, works great, but it’s a little hard to customize with Thrive. Might be easier with Elementor. But I will say the support from the developer is very helpful!