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Guitar Chords (2.x)

VexChords and jTab

VexChords and jTab are two open source libraries for displaying guitar chords and score diagrams. ChordPress supports both of them. While jTab comes with predefined chord diagrams, VexChords chord diagrams can be created vie the ChordPress Guitar Chord posts.

VexChords Post Type

After you installed the ChordPress plugin, a new post type called “Guitar Chord” is available.

After creating a Guitar Chord post you can display the chord as a diagram anywhere on your other pages or posts by using the [chordpress-chord] shortcut.

Adding a Guitar Chord Post

A Guitar Chord post needs the necessary information to display it as a diagram. When adding a new post you will be presented the screen to enter these information.

The help text of each field tells you what information you need to enter.

At the bottom you a sample diagram display of your chord and below that thge shortcode to use on your other pages or posts to display it there.

Here is an example of how a C-Major chord could be configured.

Inserting a Guitar Chord in your page

Simply copy the shortcode shown to you in the Guitar Chord post and paste it into your page editor.

The Chord Sheet Feature

The “Show Chord Sheet” feature is an option you can enable for a rendered ChordPro text.

If it is enabled, the ChordPress plugin will scan through all chords used in a song (by their shortnames you have used) and try to find a corresponding Guitar Chord post based on its shortname. All chords found will be displayed in a chord sheet underneath the rendered ChordPro text. Make sure you have created a Guitar Chord post for each chord of a song that you want to display in the chord sheet.

Example output of a Chord Sheet

Chord Sheet Example

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