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Music on page – Auto start

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    Vincent Gentile

    Hello WPNYC – My client wants music on the site that will start automatically……I haven’t done this on word press…..any direction would be appreciated.


    @Vincent– How have you done it on non-WordPress sites?

    Vincent Gentile

    Embarrassed to say I don’t remember….

    Jonathan Goodman

    Even though the blog post below is from 2006 most of it’s suggestions are still relevant to this issue. Music starting up on page load is just not good. Not in 2006 and absolutely not 2012.

    D.K. Smith

    Jonathan is correct. Starting music automatically is a big turn-off. We have ten years of focus group data acrosss demographic groups that shows the decline in popularity (security is only part of what we do).

    Auto-loading music became a negative factor around 2004 and has gone steadiy downhill since then. Our latest data is from 2010, when auto-loading music was so definiteively negative that we decided to stop asking the question.

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