For years, churches using WorshipPlanning.com had to create a separate song in their library to accommodate various arrangements. With the release this morning of version 5.6 (a free and automatic update for all users), handing song arrangements has become much easier and organized. Plus, we gave the Song Details and Song Edit pages a nice facelift.
First, let’s take a look at the new Edit Song window. The fields above the row of tabs are song data that apply to any
and all arrangements (including the “default arrangement), which every song as. Just click in these fields to edit them. We also added a couple new fields like “Artist” and “Meter”. Now notice the new green “arrangements” tab on the left. When clicked, it will expand from the left edge to allow you to add, delete, rename, and select arrangements. As you select different arrangements, the information below the tabs changes to show you info specific for that arrangement. By the way, when you create a new arrangement, it starts with all the data from the “Default Arrangement”.
When adding songs to your worship flow, the arrangement selection comes after you’ve add the song. Once the song is added, if you need to select an arrangement other than the default, click the arrangement icon next to the name song name. This is also how you can add a new arrangement on-the-fly, if you need.
The selected arrangement name will show in the worship flow directly under the song title (including in MyWP and all printouts). If the “default arrangement” is selected, no arrangement name will show.
For those wanting to clean up separate songs that need to be moved into an arrangement “family”, we’ve added a way to merge songs on the Songs Library page. Simply click the checkboxes next to the songs you wish to merge, then go to the actions menu option and select “merge songs”. You’ll be given further instructions at that point.
We hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to any feedback you’d like to share!