I have a WordPress site using the following criteria from a plugin called MyCRED to determine whether to display content to the user, however that include consists of shortcodes and other non-PHP content. Is there a way to tell PHP 'treat this as if it is not PHP'? Shortcodes are key.

$minimum = 100;
if ( is_user_logged_in() && ( function_exists( 'mycred_get_users_cred' ) && mycred_get_users_cred( get_current_user_id() ) >= $minimum ) ) {

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In your case do_shortcode should do the trick.

If your shortcode is just like [my_shortcode] then try echo do_shortcode( '[my_shortcode]' );

If you have opening and closing then echo do_shortcode( '[my_shortcode]Inner text[/my_shortcode]' );

  • What if we wanted to include not only shortcodes but other content as well? Nov 20, 2016 at 7:33
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    Try like this: echo 'Other content before ' . do_shortcode( '[my_shortcode]Inner text[/my_shortcode]' ) . ' Other content after'; :) Nov 20, 2016 at 9:05

The do_shortcode function should work:

echo do_shortcode('[shortcode]');

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