hi I have this shortcode... [user_meta key="_wc_social_login_profile_image" id=3] It shows the image of a particular user with a special number..

I need to change the number with another shortcode I already have... [user_special_number]

I need the final result to be...

[user_meta key="_wc_social_login_profile_image" id="[user_special_number]"]

  • What about using do_shortcode inside your add_shortcode('user_meta') function? developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/do_shortcode Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 19:41
  • Im not 100% sure how to do it... I have been doing a little with it Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 19:44
  • You can't nest shortcodes in attributes, you should consider forking the shortcode to create a brand new one
    – Tom J Nowell
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 20:08
  • Hey Tom, how do I do that? Do you have simple example of doing this? Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 20:12

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You can write something like this

$special_id = ob_get_clean();

So now you have you your special id, so let's do it again

do_shortcode('[user_meta key="_wc_social_login_profile_image" id="'.$special_id.'"]');
echo ob_get_clean();
  • do_shortcode() returns, so output buffering isn't needed at all. In the first block you can just set $special_id to do_shortcode() directly, and in the 2nd block, you can just echo do_shortcode() directly. Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 0:00
  • Hi something a little wrong with this... Im trying to get the social image of any wordpress user and display on a page... Https://graph.facebook.net/sdfsdfsdf .... The code you give doesnt show the url... The user meta shows an image url Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 1:14

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