I am using a plugin called Post Snippets.

According to the documentation, it can substitute variables, such as {url} within the snippets.


I am unclear how to assign values from within a specific post to a variable.

I tried using exec-PHP, and used the following:

[exec]url = "domain.com";[/exec]

But the snippet registered no value for {url}.

How can I assign, from within a post, the value to a variable so that I can use it as described?

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The Variables in Post Snippets (Wordpress Plugin) is a comma seperated value. When you use the snippet-insert button in the post/page editor, you can set those.

An example of this is given on the homepage of the plugin, there is even a screenshot demonstrating that. Please read the documentation first.

Those Post Snippet Variables are totally unrelated to PHP variables. I think that's just the thing you missed. You were looking in the wrong direction.

  • I am using shortcode...how do I pass the variables through a short code, I don't want to insert the actual html....
    – satchel
    Nov 20, 2010 at 4:17
  • Hmm...that being said, can I change the url variables to be $vars so I can use php code?
    – satchel
    Nov 20, 2010 at 4:18
  • @timothy: as for the plugin, from a view from above, I think it's not possible out of the box. You might hack into the plugin, overload the shortcode and then pass some variable value (e.g. via a shortcode attribute) into the plugin. But I have not reviewed the plugins sourcecode if and how this is possible. If you enter the shortcode with some values, this might reveal how this is working.
    – hakre
    Nov 20, 2010 at 4:20

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