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- This topic has 3 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 10 years, 2 months ago by Steven Zahm.
03/27/2013 at 6:26 am #255276Cees van DongenGuest
I am investigating the deployment of the Connections plugin for one of our initiatives.
I was trying to make use of the shortcode override of attribute ‘template’. For some reason it is not picking up the overrided value and only showing the template what was set as a default.
Example: default template is ‘profile’
Shortcode definition: [connections category=’2′ template=’card’]
Is there something I have missed in the settings?
Thanks for your support
Cees03/27/2013 at 9:33 am #255281Steven ZahmKeymaster
@ Cees van Dongen
I know the setting works because I use it extensively on this and on my dev site, so I am having a hard time thinking of a reason it wouldn’t work for you.
One thing to try, re-type the shortcode in the page editor, but make sure you switch to the Text tab first.
If that doesn’t solve it, can I get a temp admin account so I can take a closer look?03/27/2013 at 10:38 am #255302Cees van DongenGuest
I did some debugging in inc.shortcodes.php by adding $out .= print_r( $template->getSlug(), true); at line 306. This way I could see that the defined template was not extracted/recognized from the shortcode.
I did some changing to the order of the defined attributes, and now it works.
[connections template='card' category='2']
Will this help you a little in this puzzle.
Cees03/27/2013 at 10:52 am #255305Steven ZahmKeymaster
@ Cees van Dongen
Good to hear you figured it out.
WordPress actually handles the parsing of the shortcode, Connections doesn’t do that, it just receives the values … more or less … so the order will not matter.
If you pasted in the shortcode from a webpage in the Visual editor but retyped it using the Text editor, that can and does make a would of difference. When pasting from a webpage into the Visual editor, the HTML from the webpage is also pasted. This messes with WordPress being able to correctly parse the shortcode and its options.
When the shortcode isn’t working, the solution is nearly always retyping it using the Text editor.
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