I'm building a onepage website, using the Pootle Page Building plugin. With get_page, I show every separate page on 1 page. To target the Pootle Page Builder content, I'm using the following code:

$content = $GLOBALS['Pootle_Page_Builder_Render_Layout']->panels_render( $page_data->ID );

When I try to implement a plugin like a carousel, where I need to use a shortcode, the shortcode doens't work.

For the shortcode to work, I need to use

apply_filters('the_content', $page_data->post_content);

Except, instead of 'the_content' I use:

$content = $GLOBALS['Pootle_Page_Builder_Render_Layout']->panels_render( $page_data->ID );

Does anyone perhaps know how I can add apply_filters to $GLOBALS['whatever'] so the shortcodes will work


Assuming that $GLOBALS['Pootle_Page_Builder_Render_Layout'] carries an instance of Pootle_Page_Builder_Render_Layout, the method panels_render() returns a string.

So you can simply pass the method call as an argument to apply_filters():

$content = apply_filters( 'the_content', $GLOBALS['Pootle_Page_Builder_Render_Layout']->panels_render( $page_data->ID ) );

I'm not sure whether this is an intended use of the API of the plugin, as Pootle_Page_Builder_Render_Layout::panels_render() remove some default filters from the content (wptexturize, wpautop and convert_chars). So maybe your concern is also worth a question on the plugin support forum.

  • Thanks for your response David! I tried it, but sadly the shortcodes still don't work. I also tried to activate the plugins manually in the page.php, like this: echo "<div class='content'>"; echo "<h2>$title</h2>"; echo $content; if (is_page( 83 )) { echo do_shortcode('[wds id="1"]'); } if ( is_page( 109 ) ) { echo do_shortcode('[formidable id="2"]'); } echo "</div>"; This time, the plugins DO show, but sadly they show on every single page on the onepage website, although I only target the pages 83 and 109. Maybe this is an easier fix? Many Thanks. – MartinU Aug 11 '15 at 10:27
  • Your question was, how to use apply_filters() on the returning value of the page builder object. Please don't write code in comment but update your question. – David Aug 11 '15 at 14:19

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