JH Now Playing


John Henry Donovan

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Plugin


The JH Now Playing add-on allows you to easily publish what you are listening to on your ExpressionEngine website

This add-on requires the Now Playing iTunes Visualizer by Brandon Fuller.

Installation Instructions

  1. Upload jh_now_playing folder and it’s contents to system/expressionengine/third_party/
  2. Install the extension in Add-Ons → Extensions
  3. Ensure that Extensions are enabled in Add-Ons → Extensions

Template Tags and Parameters

Primary Tag Pair

{exp:jh_now_playing limit="3"}
 <a href="{urlAmazon}"><img src="{artworkID}" alt="{album}" /></a>
      <strong>{artist}</strong><br />{title}

Tag Parameters

The following parameters can be added to each of Now Playing’s tags:

limit=  limit the number of songs returned

Single Variable Tags

The following single variables are available within your tag pair:

Variable Name   Description
{title}  song title
{artist}  artist name
{album}  album name
{genre}  genre
{kind}  audio file type (AAC, MP3, etc.)
{track}  track number
{numTracks}  total album tracks
{year}  year published
{comments}  iTunes user comments
{time}  time, in seconds
{bitrate}      audio file bitrate
{rating}  iTunes rating
{disc}  disk number
{numDiscs}      number of disks
{playCount}  playcount
{compilation}  compilation
{urlAmazon}      address to album on Amazon, if available
{urlApple}  address to album on Apple, if available
{compilation}  compilation
{imageSmall}  address to small image on Amazon
{image}  address to medium image on Amazon
{imageLarge}  address to large image on Amazon
{composer}    composer
{urlSource}  URL source
{file}  filename
{artworkID}  uploaded artwork ID

JH Now Playing Links

This entry was created August 23, 2010, 12:18 pm.
This entry was last updated August 23, 2010, 5:20 am.

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