Help:Adding New Songs

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For a simple guide to adding song pages, see the Quickstart guide.
Information Please skim Lyriki's standards before reading this guide.

Recommended Page Format

{{Song
| song     = SongTitle
| artist   = Artist
| album    = Album
| year     = AlbumYear
| credits  = Composers
| lyricist = Lyricist
}}

<lyrics>Lyrics line 1
Lyrics line 2
Lyrics line 3
Lyrics line 4</lyrics>

{{C:Song|SortLetter|SortTitle}}

Simply fill in the appropriate information wherever there is a bold word in this template.

  • Generally, use only one pair of lyrics tags — more than one should be used for different versions or translations exclusively.
    This is important since tools that extract information from the site rely on it.
  • Inside the lyrics tags you can't use the Wiki format modifiers. If you want to format the lyrics, use standard HTML tags instead.
  • See the sorting help page for details on sorting issues and considerations.
  • This template assumes the song is only on one album.
  • If you do not know some of the information, leave it blank — someone else will fill it in later. Blank parameters will help identify missing information to those editing the page in the future.
  • If the album and artist pages are not already made, it would be very helpful to create them also!

Songs On Multiple Albums

If a song is present on multiple albums, the same template can be used as shown below. An example page using this format can be found at The Beatles:Come Together.

{{Song
| song     = SongTitle
| artist   = Artist
| albums   = {{song album|Artist|Album1|Album1Year}}<br />{{song album|Artist|Album2|Album2Year}}
| credits  = Composers
| lyricist = Lyricist
}}

<lyrics>Lyric line 1
Lyric line 2
Lyric line 3
Lyric line 4</lyrics>

{{C:Song|SortLetter|SortTitle}}

Simply fill in the appropriate information wherever there is a bold word in this template.

  • See the sorting help page for details on sorting issues and considerations.
  • If you do not know some of the information, leave it blank — someone else will fill it in later.

Songs With Multiple Artists

The same template can also be used to show a song with multiple artists. An example page using this format can be found at John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey:That Was My Veil.

{{Song
| song     = SongTitle
| artists  = {{song artist|Artist1}} and {{song artist|Artist2}}
| albums   = {{song album|Artist1|Album|AlbumYear}}
| year     = AlbumYear
| credits  = Composers
| lyricist = Lyricist
}}

<lyrics>Lyric line 1
Lyric line 2
Lyric line 3
Lyric line 4</lyrics>

{{C:Song|SortLetter|SortTitle}}

Simply fill in the appropriate information wherever there is a bold word in this template.

  • See the sorting help page for details on sorting issues and considerations.
  • Note that when the song has multiple artists, you can't use the album/year parameters — use the albums parameter instead with the {{song album}} template as in the previous section.
  • If you do not know some of the information, leave it blank — someone else will fill it in later.

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