Help:Adding New Songs

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This is intended as a guide to how to add new song lyrics. These are guidelines, and you don't necessarily have to follow them, but if you do it will help in giving a more uniform feel to the site. If you don't, your pages may possibly be changed to conform by someone else, but this may not necessarily be the case.

Making A New Song Page

Type this into your address bar: "http://lyriki.com/index.php?title=YourTitleHere". Where it says "YourTitleHere" put the name of the artist, then a colon (:), then the name of the song you want to add.

For example:

http://lyriki.com/index.php?title=Thrice:Identity_Crisis

Then hit "go". When you're at the song's new page you simply click the "edit" tab and then create the page. For first time users and for most others who want to stay uniform, it is a good idea to use one of the recommended page formats.

Recommended Page Format

The below template can be copied and pasted into the page for a new song, and the correct fields filled out, for easy addition of new lyrics. You can also look here for an example.

Song<br>
Artist: '''Artist'''<br>
Album: Album (Year)
----
<lyrics>
Lyric line 1
Lyric line 2
Lyric line 3
</lyrics>

[[Category:Songs|Song]]
[[Category:Songs:Letter|Song]]

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

  • Replace Letter with the first letter of the song's title. Obviously, if the title begins with "A", "An", or "The", use the next word's first letter. If the song's title begins with a number, replace Letter with 0-9.
  • If you do not know some of the information leave it blank, and someone else will fill it in later.

If they are not already made, it would be very helpful to create the album and artist pages also!

Alternate Page Format

You can also look here for a template of an alternative way of displaying song information in an infobox that is justified to the right side of the song page.

{{song|
| song     = Song
| artist   = '''Artist'''
| albums   = Album (Year)
| credits  = Credits
| lyricist = Lyricist
}}

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

[[Category:Songs|Song]]
[[Category:Songs:Letter|Song]]

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

  • Replace Letter with the first letter of the song's title. Obviously, if the title begins with "A", "An", or "The", use the next word's first letter. If the title begins with a number, replace Letter with 0-9.
  • If you do not know some of the information leave it blank, and someone else will fill it in later.

Here is an example page.