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WP Bands Directory


WP Bands Directory is a plugin that creates custom post types for artists, albums, and songs so that they can be displayed in a directory fashion.


  1. Upload ‘wp-bands-directory’ folder to the ‘/content/plugins/’ directory or use the ‘Add New’ option under the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress backend and ‘Upload’ ‘’.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Configure settings for WP Bands Directory in the WordPress dashboard by clicking on the ‘Bands Directory’ option in your WordPress dashboard.
  4. Enter the appropriate information into the form fields in the ‘WP Bands Directory URL Rewrites’ section of the ‘WP Bands Directory General Settings’ page.
  5. Copy the artist/album/song template files to your theme’s directory by clicking on the checkboxes in the ‘WP Bands Directory Template Files’ section of the ‘WP Bands Directory General Settings’ page.
  6. Create your Artists/Albums/Songs listings by using the appropriate tabs in your WP Dashboard.
  7. Create a page for your “directory” (page that shows all artists and links to the artist pages) by pasting the [wbd_artists] shortcode into the editor for that page.

Contributors & Developers

“WP Bands Directory” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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March 4, 2013 – 0.1

  • Plugin base.

April 15, 2013 – 0.2

  • Codebase issues fixed for increased WP support.

April 1, 2014 – 0.3

  • Revised custom post type arguments to display up to 100 posts
  • Added code to plugin functions file to enable display of shortcodes in widget areas

April 1, 2014 – 0.4

  • Revised custom post type arguments to display up to 100 posts in a few places I previously missed

October 15, 2014 – 0.5

  • Updated custom post type functions to allow shortcodes