Add plugin

To build audio features in your WeWeb app, add the Sound plugin from the Plugins > Extensions menu:

Add Sound plugin in WeWeb

Sound element template

When you add the Sound plugin, you will have the option to also add a ready-made sound template element:

Add Sound element in WeWeb

While the sound template element is fully customizable, it comes with pre-built workflows and bindings that will get you up and running in no time.

Access workflow actions

Once added to a project, the Sound plugin gives you access to a number of no-code workflow actions to load, play, pause, stop audio files and more.

Simply create a workflow, and search for "sound" to view all the actions available:

Sound actions in WeWeb workflows

Load sound


This step is a pre-requisite for every other step. Before you can let users interact with a sound or unload a sound, you will first need to load it.

To load a sound in a WeWeb app, you will need to:

  1. create a workflow with a "Load sound" action
  2. give the sound a unique ID
  3. provide a URL where the audio file can be found

Sound load action


Make sure you provide the URL to a file with a standard audio extension such as .mp3 or .wav. Otherwise, the sound may not be recognized as such.

Sound variable

Once you load a sound with a unique id, you will be able to access that sound's variable in the data explorer:

Sound variable

That variable includes helpful information including:

  • isPlaying – whether the sound is currently being played or not,
  • totalTime– how long the sound lasts (in seconds),
  • currentTime and currentTimePercent: – the position of where the sound is at the moment (in seconds or percentage)

You can react to this information to build your own custom audio player.

In the example below, you can see we bound a progress bar element to the currentTimePercent value of our audio file:

Sound progress example

Sound options

When you load a sound, it will come with default options:

Sound options

To customize these values, you can either bind the Options to an array of objects or click on Add item to add a key value pair.

In the example below, we set the loop value to true:

Sound loop option

As a result, the sound was loaded with the proper loop value and, if the user plays the sound, the audio file will be played on repeat.


If you choose to bind the Options to an array of objects, use the following format:

[{"key":"volume","value":0.5}, {"key":"loop","value":true}]

The Current value should be an array of objects with a value for key and a value for value as shown in the example below:

Sound options bound example

Sound metadata

When you load a sound, you can add metadata. This can be anything you want.

In the example below, we added three fields: a cover album image, a song title, and an artist name:

Adding metadata to loaded sound

As a result, we can bind that information to the audio player on our WeWeb page:

Sound metadata example


If you choose to bind the Metadata, the Current value should be an array of objects with a value for key and a value for value as shown in the example below:

Sound metadata bound example

Note, the example above uses the following sample code in Javascript mode but you can use the same snippet in Formula mode without the return at the beginning:

return [
    {"key":"title","value":"Unforgettable"}, {"key":"artist","value":"Nat King Cole"},
        src: "",
        sizes: "192x192",
        type: "image/png",
        src: "",
        sizes: "256x256",
        type: "image/png",

Unload sound

To maintain a responsive and efficient user experience, trigger the Unload sound action when a sound is no longer relevant.

For example, when transitioning between pages or when switching to a different section of your application.


Unloading sounds in your WeWeb project is crucial for optimizing performance and memory usage.

By freeing up resources when sounds are no longer needed, you ensure smoother operation and prevent potential slowdowns or crashes, especially in complex applications or for users with limited device resources.

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Contributors: Joyce Kettering