Retro Winamp Block


Do you miss the days of filling up your computer’s harddrive with MP3 files, burning CDs with your favorite party mixes, the glam and grunge fashion styles, waiting every week for the latest episodes of Friends and Sex and the City (sorry, no binging on streaming episodes), and all that came with the 90s? Do you wish the WordPress core blocks offered you more styles to match your interests? Then look no further, because this plugin transforms a bland audio block into a llama-riffic Winamp-stlyed audio block!

Disclaimer: Winamp and the Winamp logo are property of Nullsoft Inc. and its owner Radionomy Group (now defunct). This project also leverages the MIT-licensed Webamp player, many thanks to Jordan Eldredge for his efforts there.

Changing Player Skins

In order to select alternate player skins, browse the Winamp Skin Museum and find a preferred skin, copy the URL of the specific skin (e.g.,, and paste that URL in the Skin URL field in the Winamp Block Skin settings.


  • The Winamp player with the base, default skin.
  • Winamp Block settings showing the Skin URL setting updated to an alternate Winamp skin.
  • Winamp Milkdrop visualisations.
  • Winamp player skin selector.


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Winamp Block A Winamp-styled audio block for all your retro music player needs.


  1. Install the plugin via the plugin installer, either by searching for it or uploading a ZIP file.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Use a Winamp-styled audio player block on your site; what retro fun!


This is amazing, how can I help contribute to this plugin?

Great question and I could not agree with you more! You can help contribute to this Winamp Block plugin on GitHub or to the Webamp project on GitHub.

Ok this is making me nostalgic, how can I submit a new skin for the player?

Details on how to create a new skin is available here. We recommend downloading the base Winamp skin, renaming the file extension from .WSZ to .ZIP, unzipping that file and inspecting all the bitmap and textfiles. Then use your favorite design program to craft a skin design, cut it up into the component bitmap parts, add your info to the relevant textfiles, then ZIP all that up and rename the extension to WSZ. Finally, upload your custom skin to the Winamp Skin Museum and once its accepted you’ll be able to reference it within the Winamp Block’s Skin settings. Good luck!


دسمبر 7, 2022 1 reply
Bless you guys for creating Winamp plugin. Works perfectly. Winamp forever! <3
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Contributors & Developers

“Retro Winamp Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.3.0 – 2023-04-18

1.2.0 – 2023-01-25

Note that this release changes the minimum PHP version to from 5.6 to 7.4.

1.1.0 – 2021-06-21

Note that this release changes the minimum WordPress version to 5.8 and minimum PHP version to 5.6.

1.0.1 – 2021-12-08

  • Changed: Documentation and linting updates (props @dkotter, @mitogh, @jeffpaul).
  • Fixed: WordPress 5.9 compatibility to ensure useInnerBlocksProps import works and does not crash the block when selecting audio files (props @fabiankaegy, @helen).
  • Fixed: block.json errors limiting appearance in Block Directory (props @jeffpaul, @fabiankaegy).

1.0.0 – 2021-11-18

  • Initial release of the Winamp Block plugin. 🎉