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I'm new to WordPress and already in dire need of a way to reuse common page content. For example we have 10+ product pages and in different areas of each product's page I want to include a textual statement. In MediaWIKI they have a system of Templates which area awesome! You define a template with the content you want included and then include the template in pages. It's like a pre-processor merge system and will dump the contents of the template into the page where it's called for.

The following topics seem to be close to what I want but not exactly

I found the Post Snippets plugin and it sounds like it could be a good fit but I wanted to ask here if anyone familiar with MediaWIKI knew of a more appropriate option?

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Well there are two easy answers to this , one being an actual template and the other being more of a snippet.

You can use get_template_part to call an actual PHP template file, for instance if you have a file called my-text.php you could use:

get_template_part( 'my-text' );

Or if you just want to go the shortcode route and call a snippet in your editor you can do something like:

function footag_func() {
     $foo = 'Brown Cow'
     return $foo;
}
add_shortcode('footag', 'footag_func');
// then just use [footag]
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  • Thanks for showing how to do this with PHP. I should have clarified that I wanted an "editor only" solution. – Steve K Sep 30 '13 at 6:58
  • Plugin recommendations are off-topic on this site, the shortcode is how you would do it via the editor. – Wyck Sep 30 '13 at 22:43
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I should have tried the Post Snippets plugin before asking this question - it's fantastic on does just what I needed it to. I ran into one slight issue (for me) where simply extracting Page content to a Snippet did not result in the exact same rendered output. I posted a question on the support forum and you can check that for a solution maybe.

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  • I had a brief look on Post Snippets. I don't think the "template" this plugin provides can have logical expression like {{#if:...}}. – Gqqnbig Dec 30 '14 at 4:47

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