[TYPO3] Lyrics database

Ries van Twisk typo3 at rvt.dds.nl
Wed Mar 1 21:26:12 CET 2006

Kevin Renskers wrote:

>Hi list,
>I am converting a big music-related site to Typo3, and one of the 
>features on that site is a lyrics database. I am wondering what the best 
>way is to get lyrics into Typo3, in a structured way and easy to manage.
>I was thinking about using tt_news, and then set up the artists as 
>categories, their albums as sub-categories, and the songs as news items 
>with relations to those 2 things. While this will work, it will be very 
>messy in the backend. All songs will be displayed in one big list, 
>finding that one song to edit will be hard and not very user-friendly :)
>Setting it up as pages (each artist has its own page, their albums as 
>subpages, and so on) if also possible. It would be easier to find one 
>song, but I prefer a database kind of aproach. There are 60 albums in 
>the lyrics-dababase so far, I don't want to make 60 pages for them. It's 
>not a very structured way to do it I think.
>I looked at the extension list, but there doesn't seem to be anything to 
>fit this purpose. Did I miss something? Anyone got any ideas?
>Thanks in advance,
Hey Kevin,

I would choose to make a special extension for it and not using a 
extension that was not designed for the task.
This will help you in the feature  for ordering the database.


Ries van Twisk
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