Questions tagged [shortcode]

BB-Code-like mechanism by which strings enclosed in square brackets can serve as shorthand for longer and more complicated strings. These strings are processed by callback handlers, usually on page load, which replace the bracket enclosed string with the output from the callback handler.

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Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?

Is there an easy to understand scheme to decide what kind of code belongs to a plugin or the theme’s functions.php? There are many cases and many debates about that topic, mostly because there are ...
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Enqueue Scripts / Styles when shortcode is present

What is the idea way to register/enqueue scripts and/or styles for use in plugins? I recently made a plugin simple plugin to add the user avatar/gravatar with a shortcode. I have different style ...
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Conditionally Loading JavaScript/CSS for Shortcodes

I released a plugin that creates a shortcode and requires a JavaScript file and a CSS file to load on any page that contains that shortcode. I could just make the script/style load on all pages, but ...
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How to add a shortcode button to the TinyMCE editor?

How to make any plugin icon in wordpress post? The code I want to insert in plugin code and will appear in post bar [wp-admin/post.php]. Like this image: Output: If I click the icon it automatically ...
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What does extract( shortcode_atts( array( do?

The codex says shortcode_atts() combines user shortcode attributes with known attributes and fills in defaults when needed. The result will contain every key from the known attributes, merged with ...
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Stop WordPress automatically adding <br> tags to post content

Is there a way to stop WordPress from automatically inserting <br> tags when adding returns in the WordPress text editor. I would like for it to behave more like a code editor where I can ...
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Split Content and Gallery

Is there a way to split up the post content and the gallery short code. I want to display the gallery outside my normal content no matter how or where it is placed. I can use this to get the shortcode ...
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Solution to render Shortcodes in Admin Editor

I have asked this question about a year ago and I am hoping there is some type of simple solution which will allow me achieve my objective. So here it goes: I often utilize shortcodes within the ...
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Show shortcode without executing it

I am trying to display code in my WordPress page and it isn't working. Everything I read says that you should be able to just use pre tag with code tag and it would be good but when I try to display a ...
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apply_filters('the_content', $content) vs do_shortcode($content)

Lets say I have a theme option or custom postmeta text area. Now I want to execute multiple shortcodes, general texts, images etc. What will be best practice and why? Option 1: $content = //my text ...
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How to customise the output of the WP image gallery shortcode from a plugin?

We're building a plugin that displays posts, and we also want to display the image gallery when it is used in a post. However, we need to limit the number of photos displayed? Is that possible?
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Pass boolean value in shortcode

In WordPress shortcodes, how can I pass boolean attributes? Both of [shortcode boolean_attribute="true"] or [shortcode boolean_attribute=true] are giving string values. EDIT There would be no ...
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How to manually fix the WordPress gallery code using PHP in functions.php?

It's been talked many times that Wordpress outputs some really bad code for the built-in gallery function. This is the core code responsible for the gallery output (in /wp-includes/media.php): ...
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How do I escape a ']' in a short code?

How do I escape a right bracket in a short code? I'm working on a Google Map plugin that has encoded points. Sometimes the polygons have the ] in it, which makes WP think that it's the end of the ...
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Shortcode always displaying at the top of the page

I'm using a shortcode to pull in different loops via the loops-name.php. For some reason it is always at the top of the page. I googled it and using echo instead of return causes that problem but with ...
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How to include code only on specific pages?

I'm learning about plugins and shortcodes. I noticed that when I activate my plugin its code gets loaded on all of my pages-- even pages that don't have my shortcode. (I don't mean content vs. admin ...
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PHP error with shortcode handler from a class

Currently i am using the following generic flow for adding the shortcode for a plugin. class MyPlugin { private $myvar; function baztag_func() { print $this->myvar; ...
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Redirect function inside a Shortcode

I am developing a free plugin for connection a external support system to WordPress to be able to authenticate users on WordPress. For this, currently from the external system, the user is sent to ...
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How to use other shortcodes inside Contact form 7- forms? [closed]

I noticed that any shortcode that is not part of the contact form 7 builtin shortcodes dont work. For example: I am trying to use an accordion shortcode between form elements in contact form 7. But ...
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Custom media upload content for inserting custom post shortcode

I’m working on a plugin that creates custom post type “portfolio” along with shortcode to insert in any page or post. The shortcode is: [portfolio option1=“1” option2=“0” option3=“1” ] And it works ...
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how to show the syntax of a shortcode

I want to show the syntax in some posts about how to run a shortcode. I mean, something like this [myshortcode] but without running it, is that possible?
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Add self-closing shortcode button to TinyMCE in WP 4.6

I'm familiar with creating self-closing shortcodes like: // shortcode function wpse_shortcode_example( $wpse_atts ) { // Attributes $wpse_atts = shortcode_atts( array( '...
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Change appearance of shortcode text inside editor

Is it possible to change appearance of shortcodes in editor or in whatever way make it more distinguishable from surrounding text? For example if the content of a post is like this... Reference ...
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do_shortcode() within Admin Page

I'm using a few plugins that have shortcodes ... however, instead of creating a public page for the content, I've created some new pages within the admin using add_menu_page and I need to know how to ...
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Return HTML Template Page with PHP Function

I want to create a form that I can use a shortcode to insert into my site. It would be really nice if I could create the HTML part in a seperate file and then insert it with a PHP shortcode (to ...
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current_shortcode() - detect currently used shortcode

In a plugin class I want to provide simple fields for public data: email, phone number, Twitter etc. The list can be extended. See the plugin Public Contact Data on GitHub for details. To keep the ...
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How to get shortcode's input values inside a filter?

I'm trying to get the input value of a shortcode inside a function that is used by a filter, but there seems to be no success. Here is what i did: function my_shortcode_function($atts){ $value = $...
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Use AJAX in shortcode

I have the following code to the shortcode to display a random quote. Question: how to make a button display a new random quote? I mean, that would hit the button and show you a new quote (without ...
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Wordpress plugin shortcode not working

I have a shortcode defined in a plugin as follows: // [tag1] -> Some Longer Text function shortcode_example1() { return 'Some Longer Text'; } add_shortcode('tag1', 'shortcode_example1'); Now ...
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Shortcode outputs at the top of the_content

The shortcode produced by this function - a list of all sites in a multisite - outputs above the content in the loop, no matter where it is placed in the editor. I've looked at the other related ...
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Filter specific shortcode output?

Is there a hook in WordPress that I can use to filter the output of a specific shortcode? Something like this: add_filter('shortcode_output', 'my_filter_function', 2); function my_filter_function ( $...
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How to add stylesheets only to pages with specific shortcode?

I'm running a function on pages where the shortcode [make-me-a-map] is used. It enqueues javascript to the page and makes a map. That part works fine (woot!) but I'm having trouble with adding the ...
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shortcodes output before content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: problem with short code Shortcodes are broken. For those of you playing at home, heres an easy step by step to replicate my problem. 1) Open a fresh Wordpress install (3.4.2)...
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Optimize shortcode callbacks

I created a plugin to add some shortcodes in my WordPress site. But I'm a PHP newbie, so I believe it may have some errors or ways to optimize it. It's working fine, and apparently there are no ...
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How to add multiple buttons to TinyMCE?

I've followed a tutorial on Nettuts on how to add a custom button to TinyMCE (http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/wordpress-shortcodes-the-right-way/) It works great and all, but i want to ...
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How to have different captions for same image, for galleries?

Seems like I can't have the same image in different galleries with different captions. Is it possible to make that working in any way? Like if we could change the shortcut code that Wordpress is ...
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Shortcode empty attribute

Is there a way of creating an empty attribute for a shortcode? Example: function paragraph_shortcode( $atts, $content = null ) { return '<p class="super-p">' . do_shortcode($content) . '&...
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Check if post/page has gallery?

I'd like to run some code only if a gallery (inserted with the [gallery] shortcode) has been inserted into a post/page. I did the following: gallery_shortcode($post->ID) ? $gallery = 1 : $gallery =...
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Using wp_editor in shortcode

I am building a plugin for frontend submission. I am using shortcodes API to display the form for content submission, but I am having troubles. The problem is, wp_editor echoe's data, and shortcode ...
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How does a shortcode work?

I know how to use shortcodes, even making them but what I need to understand is that a shortcode is a plain text stored in database as a post content, So how a plain text like this can be converted ...
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Get first video from the post (both embed and video shortcodes)

The goal is to grab the first video (embed or shortcode) from the post. So we need to check post content if it has embedded videos ( supported by WP ) or [video] shortcodes. Multiple videos and embeds ...
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the_excerpt and shortcodes

I'm using the_excerpt on my index page. I'm also using a dropcap shortcode at the beginning of each of my posts. On the index page the posts will not display the letter with the dropcap shortcode ...
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Custom shortcode being executed when saving page in wp-admin

I'm working on a custom shortcode: [abuzz-store slug="woolworths" fields="description,level,phone" more="true"] The shortcode is working correctly on the website frontend. However, I can no longer ...
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Using get_option() in JavaScript

Previously, I used the get_option() function to get an option in PHP, like this: $width = get_option('my_width'); This is inside a shortcode function. Now, I want to have an option in JavaScript. ...
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Remove wpautop from shortcode content / remove whitespace in buffering

I am using the Mailchimp plugin ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mailchimp/ )and it has a shortcode that uses output buffering to grab it's widget's code and spit it out in the content. however, ...
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Why might a plugin's 'do_shortcode' not work in an AJAX request?

tl;dr: Contact Form 7's shortcode doesn't work in an AJAX request when called with do_shortcode functions.php add_action('wp_ajax_ps_get_survey_form', 'ps_get_survey_form'); add_action('...
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Featured image shortcode

Each post currently requires the featured image to be duplicated within the post several times. Is there any way in which I could dynamically call the featured image back into the post rather than ...
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How do I create a Shortcode that returns text if domain is .com, not .co.uk

I am trying to create a shortcode to see if the url matches with the attribute, then return the content. So far I have: add_shortcode( 'ifurl', 'ifurl' ); function ifurl( $atts, $content = null ) { ...
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Create a shortcode to display custom post types with a specific taxonomy

I created a page template to list all products of a specific product line. Now I want to list all posts from this custom post type (products) based on the taxonomy described in the shortcode for each ...
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Insert Custom HTML After Shortcode

The scenario is that I need to add an HTML banner under a slideshow which is a shortcode in the homepage content. I personally hate adding a bunch of div tags to the TinyMCE editor so I'm trying to ...