Is there a way to display shortcode content outside of the_content?

I am building a custom theme who's theme options includes two text boxes that can be displayed on the front page. I want to be able to display shortcode content placed in these text box options. The theme uses files from the Options Framework.

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You can use the function do_shortcode() for use shortcodes outside fomr default content. You can also parse this in your function, there get the output of your textfields, like the follow example for a custom field:

if ( get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'cfield', TRUE ) )
    echo do_shortcode( get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'cfield', $single = TRUE ) );
  • Thanks @bueltge. The shortcode is not part of a post. It is part of the theme options.
    – Steve
    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:13
  • The function works in all fields, also in your theme options.
    – bueltge
    Jan 13, 2013 at 13:06
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    @Steve, do_shortcode( get_option(etc...
    – brasofilo
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:59

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