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Guitar Chords Widget for WordPress


The Guitar Chords widget was originally created for, and we decided to release it to the public as well, since it will be useful for other guitar related site owners.

The widget is a great addition to all guitar learning websites, since it has the ability to display 1,438 guitar chords in an instant, based on 3 parameters set by the website visitor. The parameters are:

  • Key of the chord
  • Type of chord (major, minor, sus4, etc., altogether 34 types)
  • Voicing (6 voicings supported, which is more than enough for players of all levels)

The widget generates not just the chord diagram and fingering chart, but includes the notes of the chord as well, which is useful for those learning music and guitar theory.

Here is a demo of the guitar chord widget if you want to see it in action before installing it, look in the sidebar.


  • Activation after upload to your server
  • Place the widget into your sidebar
  • Your site visitors have access to over 1,400 chord charts


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


  1. Upload the zipped file to your sites /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Widgets tab, and place the new “Guitar Widget” into your sidebar


What’s so great about this widget?

  1. Beside the fact the widget will actually be useful to your regular visitors if you have a guitar related website,
  2. the interactive design makes your site/blog look high tech, and just cooler than most static websites.

Will it increase my server load?

Nope, to keep the size of the plugin super small (1.6 KB), the pictures are served from


July 6, 2017
It works as advertised and just as important doesn’t slow my site down or conflict with other plugins. You can see it on my guitar chord stamp site Stampola and I’ll be blogging about it soon
February 7, 2017
If even Steve Vai has this plugin on his blog, what more can I say?
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Contributors & Developers

“Guitar Chords Widget for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Corrected name of the plugin in WP


  • Maintenance update
  • WP 6.0 compatibility
  • styling improvements


  • HTTPS migration
  • fixed default chord name & chart


  • Maintenance update


  • Maintenance update


  • Minor change to code for fetching chord image


  • First release
  • Stable