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I am using Event Manager plugin. I want to use many of the shortcodes via php code. e.g [events_calendar]

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In general, you can do any shortcode with do_shortcode() (see codex). But if they have a template function available, its probably best to use that.

 echo do_shortcode('[events_calendar]');
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thanks dude its working and now I can use any shortcode. –  Bhuvnesh Gupta Jan 17 '13 at 12:05
now one more problem is there. do_shortcode('[events_calendar]'); this is working fine but I want to use <?php echo do_shortcode('[events_calendar long_events=1]') . it's not working –  Bhuvnesh Gupta Jan 17 '13 at 12:15
@Bhuvnesh It should work. You can pass attributes like that with do_shortcode. A bug with the plug-in perhaps? Probably best to ask them on the plug-in forums as there's not much else to add here :). –  Stephen Harris Jan 17 '13 at 14:54
Perhaps set the value in double quotes, like '[events_calender long_events="1"]' –  bueltge Jan 17 '13 at 22:48
@bueltge I don't think that matters. At least I know [shortcode attribute=true] passes the value of attribute as a string rather than boolean. –  Stephen Harris Jan 22 '13 at 11:09

I think em-template-tags.php may have what you're looking for


Per Events Manager's documentation, template tags can be found within the file em-template-tags.php, which is in the root of the plugin directory.

For example, [locations_list $atts] would have the corresponding template tag em_locations(). I just tried this example on a clean WP 3.5 install and the results are the same.


Alternatively, you can just call the function to which the shortcode is hooked. em-shortcode.php, also in the plugin root, has all of the shortcodes and corresponding functions in it.

For your example of [events_calendar], <?php echo em_get_calendar_shortcode(); ?> displays the calendar just as the shortcode would.

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