Hi I'm trying to use this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-simple-website-screenshot/

I am supposed to use the shortcode: [screenshot url="www.example.com"] Because I am writing the code in the single.php file I am using:

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[screenshot url="www.example.com"]' ); ?>

But, my problem is that the URL is defined in the title of the post, so I tried:

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[screenshot url="<?php the_title(); ?>"]' ); ?>

with no luck.

Is it possible to do a workaround on this?

  • I need something similar & I can't get my code to work. Please help. <?php echo do_shortcode( '[expand title="'.the_title().'"]'.the_content().'[/expand]'); ?> – user4561 Apr 10 '11 at 1:04
  • @Elizabeth, Hi could you please post a new question with more details. – Chris_O Apr 12 '11 at 6:18

You're trying to execute PHP inside a string! Instead, concat the string;

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[screenshot url="' . get_the_title() . '"]' ); ?>
  • Thanks! It worked, I only needed to remove a space "'HERE. get_the_title(). For others: Use <?php echo do_shortcode( '[screenshot url="'. get_the_title() . '"]' ); ?> – Anders Mar 15 '11 at 15:15
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    That space is for readbility. It won't be included in the final string!!! phphowto.blogspot.com/2006/12/concatenate-strings.html – TheDeadMedic Mar 15 '11 at 17:02

Your problem is that <?php the_title(); ?> inside quotation marks doesn't really works change:

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[screenshot url="<?php the_title(); ?>"]' ); ?> 

to :

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[screenshot url="'.the_title().'"]' ); ?> 

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