The new crawl and index scripts didn't work well. Had to rewrite it and it's running again. Meanwhile I've added a 'Popular songs' section on the homepage. It basically looks for songs in the Billboard Top 100 and shows them if the chords are available.
I've rewritten the code to crawl and index guitar-websites, artists, songs and their chords. Which means there are new songs being imported in the database. Probably it'll take my computer 5 days to spider every song and detect new or updated ones. To me this is great because now I have working code for a full update and everyone (including me) can practise more easy songs! Hooray for the modarate guitar player!
Whoops, Facebook-users lost their login-session on closing the browser window. They should be treated equally as other accounts, so that bug's fixed now.
You can now disable all banners on this website by making a donation. I don't really care how much or how little you donate. If you make such a gesture it's rewarded with one month without any banners. An account is required and of course you need to be signed in to get rid of the banners.
Another small change: if you're signed in, you stay signed in. If you close the browser window and come back later, you will be automatically logged on again. You have to have cookies enabled for this.
Hooray!(x3) You can now browse through the public playlists of other people that use SearchByChords.com. I really like this feature because seeing the songs other people play inspires me.
I've also added the latest 10 newest public chord books on the homepage. So the news section had to move to a separate container which you're obviously reading now.
Yay! You can now add, edit, delete and even use several (as much as you want) songbooks to add your favorite songs to. All you need is an account to this site.
Also changed: the profile page is now fully functional, which means you can change your screen name and real name. Non-facebook-users can also change their password.
At this point you can't see the shared songbooks of other people. Next time I have some spare time I'll try to add that.
You can still sign in using Facebook, but now you can also create a SearchByChords-account.
Why? Well, people with an account can add songs to a personal playlist and that's cool because it saves time.
At the moment you can only have one playlist per account. When I have some more development time, I'll try to scale that up. For the time being, one should be enough. :)
Added this news section and fixed the youtube-button so it correctly shows video-clips that match with the chord results. At this moment there are 253.555 songs in the database.