Display Sheet Music in WordPress With the ABC Notation Plugin

by on April 2, 2015

If you’re a musician or a music teacher and want to show sheet music in WordPress, you might be interested in a new plugin developed by Paul Rosen called ABC Notation. ABC Notation uses ABCjs, an open source ABC music notation JavaScript library that renders sheet music.

To render sheet music, simply add the string you’d like to render between the [abcjs] shortcode. If you’re not familiar with the proper syntax to use, ABCNotation.com has a good article that explains the basics. The string that is used in the shortcode is passed to the ABCjs library, which translates and renders it into an SVG element.

Here’s an example of ABC Notation in action. The first image shows the string while the second shows the rendered output.

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ABC Notation is an excellent example of a plugin that might not have a large audience, but will come in handy to those who need it. I tested it on WordPress 4.2 beta 3 and didn’t encounter any issues. You can download it for free from the WordPress plugin directory.

Source: WP Tavern

Display Sheet Music in WordPress With the ABC Notation Plugin

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