Wordpress 3.9 Add playlist not showing in widgets area

Hi this is my first post on this site, I have just updated Wordpress to 3.9 and they have a new feature for adding playlists to your page, this is via the add media link, but when I click on it the add playlist button is missing… also in the widget area there should be a add playlist widget.

I’m using Travelify Theme.

Anyone shed some light on this.

I am 100% certain that Travelify does support newly introduced playlist functionality. Here you can see it in action on my test website:

There is no such widgets in WordPress as of today, however it is possible to add playlists to sidebar as well. All you have to do is to enable shortcode functionality do_shortcode in widget area. It is likely that some plugin have already done it for your but if playlist shortcode is not working, you can enable it my adding these lines of code inside functions.php In best case scenario use Child Theme.

// Enable shortcodes in widgets 
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

do_shortcode functionality won’t come in theme by default because it is so called plugin territory and therefore is not allowed to be added inside themes distributed via WordPress.org

If you still having problems with playlists, make sure to disable all plugins and see which one block it from functioning. Most likely it is some Soundcloud or similar plugin with exact same functionality. It can be due to server configuration as well but in this case many other functions such as oEmbed wouldn’t work either.

Thanks for this, I did not realise that the player does not appear until you upload a music file and insert it into your page, I have set up the shortcode.