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This is a wordpress shortcode for the javascript library chordography2 (
It is easy to use, plug and play, and can be intensively costumized with several parameters.

The database of chords are designed for guitar and are only the major non-chromatic chord “A,B,C,D,E,F,G”. This
will grow and will be updated in the future.

To visualize a chord from the database write

[chordChart title="C"]

For more chords from the database

[chordChart title="A,B,C,D,E,F,G"]

For custom chords

[chordChart title="Am7,DM7" frets="x02010,x57675" labels="xx2x1x,x13241"]

For mixed of chords from database and custom chords

[chordChart title="C,D,Em" frets=",,022000" labels=",,x12xxx"]

For chord in higher position of the neck you could use parantheses to define them

[chordChart title="C" frets="8(10)(10)988" labels="134211"]

User could also ignore the label parameter but then the barre sign will not be rendered for E-shape and A-shape chords.

To change the style, you could use parameter such as style=”pretty” or cellHeight=34, etc.,. in the short code. The other parameter can be found in the file


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload the plugin files ‘ChordChartWP’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


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  • Initial creation. Used privately on