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Chords and Lyrics

ChordsAndLyrics will format staffless lead sheets.

This plugin assists in the creation of staffless lead sheets, also called chords sheets. It defines a [chordsandlyrics] shortcode which can be used in your post or page text. It does not require any editing of your template files.

Text appearing between the [chordsandlyrics] and [/chordsandlyrics] tags will be formatted for chord symbols written in square brackets (eg. [Cmaj]) embedded inline within lyrics. It will then display the chord symbol at the same horizontal position above the lyrics. For example:

[C]Oh [F]say can you see...

will be reformatting using HTML table to display as

C F Oh say can you see...

with the C correctly positioned over "Oh" and the F positioned over "say". The commonly used alternative is to use fixed fonts which isn't very attractive. This syntax is similar to the that used by ChordPro/Chordii.


  • Format lead sheets, keeping chord symbols above the correct lyric.
  • Appearance options page allows each end user to select Lyrics only or Chords And Lyrics display via their profile (user's option page).

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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