Tonight we’re rolling out a really easy way to integrate your Pandora stations and favorite songs into your website or blog. For an example of what this looks like click here and look in the sidebar on the right-hand-side. You can add this kind of sidebar to your page by inserting just two lines into your homepage or blog template.
Let’s say that you’d like to share the stations you’re creating with everyone that visits your blog or personal homepage. We thought it would be cool if it was really easy to add these items to your page. To that end, we’ve created this new kind of feed to compliment our existing RSS feeds.
These new feeds are JavaScript includes that you can place into your blog or homepage template with one simple step. There are two different feeds. The first generates a nice looking list of all your stations. Your site visitors will be able to click to liste and it will always stay up to date with your most recently created stations. The second feed lists the songs your discovering on Pandora; choose from a range of styles including a compact version as well as a beautiful version that shows off the song album art. Your site visitors can click through to learn more about the song, listen to a sample, buy the track from iTunes, buy the album from Amazon, or create a new Pandora station from the song.
Creating the embedding code is really easy. Just visit this page: http://www.pandora.com/feeds#blog, pick a style, enter your Pandora username (your email address) and click the “Generate HTML” button. Copy the code that’s generated to the sidebar portion of your blog and you’re done.
For all the CSS hackers out there, you’re welcome to customize the display style with CSS. Each element has been given a unique id to make it easy for you to assign custom styles.
Update 3/13: We released a new version tonight that should make things work better in a wider variety of settings. In particular we’re using CSS that is a bit more explicit about what should be displayed and how. We’ve also updated the mechanism we use for opening new windows that should fix some problems with popup blockers. Thanks for your help and feedback on all of this these last few days.

Comments

  1. ouriel
    March 09, 2006 at 3:41am
    at last! was waiting for that. pity this cannot be more customized in terms of look and feel and size. but great job
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  2. gillo
    March 09, 2006 at 4:33am
    Great feature, thanks!! It'd be great to see weblogs' plugin developers working on it asap.
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  3. Tiago
    March 09, 2006 at 6:35am
    Hi. I loved the site and the idea of Pandora. Really cool stuff. You should try to make some kind of link of the songs to a songs database like AMG All Music Guide, with all the discographie, biographie and so on. There are great music bands playing in my station that I've never heard of. Hugs from Brazil !
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  4. Steve Forman
    March 09, 2006 at 6:56am
    This is great. I just added this to my blog site (news2know.blogspot.com) Wonderful. :)
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  5. Tom Conrad
    March 09, 2006 at 7:42am
    With a little bit of CSS you can make these look pretty much any way you want. When you generate the include for your page you'll get two lines back. The first is a CSS include, the second is the a JavaScrip include. To really customize the look, simply use the JavaScript include with the CSS include and then write your own CSS to control the presentation. You should be able to make it look just about any way you'd like. Tom CTO @ Pandora
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  6. Matt
    March 09, 2006 at 9:19am
    this is pretty sweet. I was just about to post something on my site about pandora too, I'll have to add this before I do!
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  7. Count Dooku
    March 09, 2006 at 10:42am
    I can't get this to work on www.livejournal.com I'd love to add it to my Info page but c'est la vie Still awesome idea and I am loving Pandora
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  8. Tom Conrad
    March 09, 2006 at 12:02pm
    Sadly LiveJournal, MySpace, MSN Spaces, and the hosted version of Wordpress don't at this time don't have a mechanism to support these kinds of includes. Until they open their platforms up a bit, there's not a lot we can do on these services. On the other hand, TypePad, Movable Type, Blogger and self-hosted Wordpress should all work great with this techniques. Drop us a note here or an email as you start putting a sidebar on your blog. We'd love to see them! Tom CTO @ Pandora
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  9. Melanie N Small
    March 09, 2006 at 3:47pm
    this has nothing to do with this blog i just wanted to say WOW hats off to PANDORA and all the people making this website possible! i am truly amazed at the variety of songs available. i love hearing new bands and songs so this is absolutely perfect. my friend told me about it yesterday and i am already hooked. would be even better if this was a downloadable program instead of a website. something you could minimize to the system tray. but still.. wicked Melanie
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  10. ignazio
    March 09, 2006 at 4:28pm
    I love Pandora.
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  11. Mark Forman
    March 10, 2006 at 12:45pm
    Pandora gang-way cool. It just keeps getting better and better. Musicians and music lovers sharing music fueled by love of music-excellent.
    Reply
  12. X-Evolutionist
    March 10, 2006 at 1:55pm
    I just found your site today. I really love it! I picked Rich Mullins, one of my favorite Christian artists. You've played songs that I like that I had never heard of before. Thanks! X http://spaces.msn.com/X-Evolutionist
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  13. slackdog
    March 10, 2006 at 3:40pm
    Thank you! It just keeps gettin better and better... I can't wait for the 'now playing' feed. That will rock.
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  14. erin
    March 11, 2006 at 4:21am
    This is such a neat idea. The only thing is, when I select (for the Favorite Songs list) the white box with no cover art and generate the html for it, it makes a white box with the songs AND cover art. =( Not that big a deal I guess.
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  15. mithriluna
    March 12, 2006 at 8:13am
    What a wonderful idea! I added it immediately to my new blog. It would be even better if there were some way to make 5 random favorites appear, instead of just the last 5 songs marked as favorite...
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  16. Lennart
    March 13, 2006 at 5:51pm
    Hi there, this is really cool to play around with. However in stations.js were the stations are generated in an unordered list, an unfinished p-tag is placed within each list element (li-tag). This is a bit annoying so could you please remove that from the script? List elements shouldn't be paragraphed so please don't complete the tag instead. :) Thanks for a great service.
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  17. Tom Conrad
    March 13, 2006 at 6:17pm
    Hi Lennart, You're right, there are some issues with the markup right now. We're rolling out some fixes tonight. Tom CTO @ Pandora
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  18. Erin
    March 14, 2006 at 1:02am
    Thanks for your (plural) help! I tweaked it a bit and it looks exactly the way I wanted it to. http://wordsnsounds.blogspot.com if you want to see it. Thanks!
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  19. Tom Conrad
    March 14, 2006 at 8:46am
    Looks great Erin! And nice first post over at your new blog. Tom CTO @ Pandora
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  20. andrew
    March 14, 2006 at 1:18pm
    When are you going to make an affiliate program? Currently I have my own "favorites" list that I have to alter by hand which links to itunes and makes me money from my music review website. I would rather use pandora's generated lists because it will stay current with what I'm currently listening to and that is simply awesome. But then I don't make money anymore. Any chance Pandora will have an affiliate program soon?
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  21. Mike Most
    March 15, 2006 at 7:36am
    Yes, I love you guys. I am tempted to simply attempt at loving a new gender as it is not male or female it is simply known as Genome. This is AWESOME, I added it to my site yesterday, so much easier than emailing the stations around. Now... a question, as I have already put it to them... why dear Tim, don't you contact the boys over at Blogger and you two hop in bed for a little while and see what happens (I mean that in a hypothetical way - so if that reaaallly happens then no details please). So when are you coming back to NY, please please come back soon, it's just an Acela train ride from your last leg in DC. Thanks again for making my desk days more enjoyable guys.
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  22. mars
    March 15, 2006 at 11:26pm
    u rock- that's true!!
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  23. Cooli
    March 16, 2006 at 1:42am
    Thanks, it's very nice addition for building the Pandora (blog)sphere :-) When can we have the html code to display the current song played on our radios? (even better with a link to the public page where you can listen to the sample and go back to listen the hosting radio). Keep up the good work! Cheers - Cooli.
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  24. larry
    March 17, 2006 at 8:23am
    Great feature. It's nice to share.
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  25. yishai
    March 18, 2006 at 1:51pm
    thanks to Erin, made mine work properly as well... you guys are great! http://boasson.blogspot.com/ y.
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  26. nordseemix
    March 19, 2006 at 2:08pm
    Nice idea. It makes it easy and interesting to support favourite artists when we can add their albums to the blog sidebar.
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  27. Jacob Smith
    March 23, 2006 at 7:27am
    Well it's a little rough but it works great. A Pandora plugin for Worpress. http://www.shoeinthedoor.com/2006/03/22/pandora-plugin-for-wordpress/ The install is a bit tricky if you don't feel comfortable editing your templates, but if you are just copy and paste one of the code examples. Jake
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  28. ed
    March 29, 2006 at 7:04pm
    hey if you can can you send the list of best music to thanks
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  29. X-Evolutionist
    April 18, 2006 at 5:27pm
    I love this great service. X
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  30. bunky
    May 09, 2006 at 1:02am
    i like the idea of having pandora on sidebar, but it doesnt excercise the idea well, i was expect a basic player on sidebar, kind of like myspace's player, with pandora stations. hope that could happen in future :)
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  31. Malte
    June 25, 2006 at 9:05am
    Will there ever be a feed with "Listener's recently heard songs"? That'd be cool for one's blog...
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  32. Tolik
    October 01, 2006 at 2:43pm
    aloha! all very nice. a like it. peace bro!
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  33. will
    May 07, 2008 at 6:32pm
    Can you please make a player that plays one channel and will work on myspace? Something small and stylish but still effective.. Tons of people would use this, I know.
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  34. dannyboy
    October 03, 2008 at 12:04am
    YES! call up Myspace and make a deal so we can put our stations on Myspace! Oh, and when are you going public?????????
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  35. TheStumps
    October 30, 2008 at 6:00pm
    There seems to be an error between Pandora's HTML embedding and the social network, Ning. Ning heavily uses drag-and-drop modules that your members can customize on their profile, however it seems that if you post the HTML generated link into a text box and then drag it from the center to a sidebar, that as soon as it touches the sidebar you arrive at a pure white page with a non-css'ed version of your Pandora radio station/bookmarks that just continues to load endlessly. I will also write Ning support as well. Thank you.
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  36. FaceBok
    March 26, 2009 at 8:13pm
    Excellent...been waiting on this.
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  37. steve
    February 10, 2010 at 8:10pm
    there is a MAJOR problem with this. when you put this on your blog and someone goes to one of your stations to listen to it, the player opens and then they are IN YOUR ACCOUNT. not cool. they can change your stations, change your password, etc. i can't believe you have it set up that way. you should be able to post your station on your blog but NOT have to be signed in for people to hear them.
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  38. 18coolkid4
    July 08, 2011 at 3:19pm
    do you think you could make a html gadget that plays a specific station someone chooses in the way of a traditional html radio gadget where you just click the play button to listen that people can add to their site. size:150px by 20px
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  39. Kaitlyn Sickle
    August 19, 2015 at 10:43am
    I want this back. What happened to it??????
    Reply
  40. Jeramy
    October 28, 2015 at 11:52am
    I always spent my half an hour to read this webpage's posts everyday along with a cup of coffee.
    Reply
  41. Jieyi Zhen
    January 02, 2016 at 6:03pm
    The website doesn't work anymore. I clicked on it many times, and it still doesn't work. If I can't get to this website, how do I access the sidebar?
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    1. PandoraSupport
      January 31, 2016 at 3:24pm
      Hello - this blog is old and we no longer support this. Please email our support team for further help: http://pdora.co/writeus.
      Reply

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