ChordWP :: Song Lyrics and Chords For WordPress

Description

ChordWP makes it easy to write and share song lyrics and chords on WordPress. The general synax for writing music is very simple. Just put a chord name in square brackets right before the word (or syllable) where you want the chord to be played. ChordWP uses the ChordPro music syntax to post your chords and lyrics on your WordPress website.

See an example and learn how to share your music with ChordWP!

Here are a couple videos showing how ChordWP works.

ChordWP ProPack

Add more features like transposing, printing, and downloading songs as a PDF or in ChordPro format with the ChordWP ProPack.

Screenshots

  • Creating a Sheet Music post
  • Using the [chordwp] shortcode

Installation

To Install ChordWP

  1. Download the chordwp.zip file
  2. Extract the zip file so that you have a folder called chordwp
  3. Upload the ‘chordwp’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

To Uninstall ChordWP

  1. Deactivate ChordWP thorugh the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Click the “delete” link to delete the ChordWP plugin. This will remove all
    of the ChordWP files from your plugins directory. It will not delete any posts
    from your WordPress site.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

To Install ChordWP

  1. Download the chordwp.zip file
  2. Extract the zip file so that you have a folder called chordwp
  3. Upload the ‘chordwp’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

To Uninstall ChordWP

  1. Deactivate ChordWP thorugh the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Click the “delete” link to delete the ChordWP plugin. This will remove all
    of the ChordWP files from your plugins directory. It will not delete any posts
    from your WordPress site.
Can I add an audio file to my music?

Yes, this is a built-in feature of WordPress. Just click the Add Media button on the post and add an MP3 audio file just like you would add a photo to a post. WordPress will provide an inline audio player for your viewers to use to listen to your audio file.

Is ChordWP responsive?

Yes, although sheet music is sensitive to width in general due to the nature of the content. If you have specified two columns for your music, the second column will shift under the first column if there is not enough with to show the columsn side-by-side.

Where can I learn more about the syntax for song lyrics and chords with ChordWP?

ChordWP uses the ChordPro music notation format to make it easy to put your chords and lyrics together. For more details on the ChordWP implementation see https://whiteharvest.net/plugins/chordwp/

Reviews

Oh, solves a problem for me!

I like to WRITE [Em]my chords and vocals [C]inside on the fly, but I prefer READING it as normal tablature.

Simple but very powerful table technique being used here. Thank you for solving a problem I’ve been having for a decade.

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Contributors & Developers

“ChordWP :: Song Lyrics and Chords For WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.0

  • Improve responsiveness of two-column song layout
  • Update ChordWP to work with the new download features available in the ChordWP ProPack to download just the lyrics.

1.0.2

  • Add CSS wrapper around ChordWP sheet music
  • Integrate with ChordWP ProPack for additional features

1.0.1

  • Update CSS to improve spacing between columns when using a two column layout

1.0.0

  • Initial relase of ChordWP plugin