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Feature Request: Shortcodes in Widgets


  #1  
Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:53 PM
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startack
 
14 posts · Nov 2010
It's a short bit of code that increases the number of plugins you can use and it saves you from having to find as many plugins with widget options.

You do have to add it to functions.php which is why I'm putting it in as a feature request

http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-add-...idebar-widgets

All you add is:

Code:
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 07:11 AM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
I can't be sure but I suspect WordPress has reasons for not allowing this by default. You can alternatively use this plugin.
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 04:53 AM
nickcroker
 
13 posts · Nov 2010
I simply cannot get shortcodes to work in sidebar text widgets.

I'm trying to call [highslide] plugin from text sidebar widget (or advanced text widget - tried both).

I've tried adding:
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); to functions.php

I've tried using advanced text widget and numerous other plugins to enable shortcodes in text widgets without luck.

I'm guessing it's a plugin conflict somewhere.

Using WP 3.02 and Atahualpa 3.4.9

Anyone clues very gratefully received.
Nick
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 06:39 AM
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23,632 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
Wordpress doesn't process shortcodes in text widgets. Try this, add
HTML Code:
<?php add_filter(‘widget_text’, ‘do_shortcode’); ?>
To the end of “functions.php” and see if it works.
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 10:25 AM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
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Also see post #2
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 05:02 AM
nickcroker
 
13 posts · Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
Wordpress doesn't process shortcodes in text widgets. Try this, add
HTML Code:
<?php add_filter(‘widget_text’, ‘do_shortcode’); ?>
To the end of “functions.php” and see if it works.
Tried that - no joy.

Also tried various plugins but all I get is the shortcode being displayed [shortcode]blah blah blah[/shortcode] as plain text.

Very frustrating for something I'm thinking should be simple to implement.

I'll keep experimenting.
Thanks,
Nick
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 05:33 AM
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23,632 posts · Mar 2009
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Highslide uses a tag (<highslide>) not a shortcode ([highslide])
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Old Dec 9, 2010, 05:02 AM
nickcroker
 
13 posts · Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
Highslide uses a tag (<highslide>) not a shortcode ([highslide])
I'm using Highslide for WordPress *reloaded*
which uses a shortcode [highslide] if I want to use HTML in my popup - see near bottom of linked page.
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Old Dec 9, 2010, 07:25 AM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
Since the sidebar shortcode plugin always worked before I unfortunately assumed it would work with this so I installed Highslide 4 WordPress Reloaded and found out like you that it didn't so I tried what is fast becoming my favorite way to create sidebar content.

I use the Spectacu.la Page Widget plugin. you just create a page with the Highslide shortcode in it. Then you go to Appearance>Widgets and add the Spectacu.la widget to the sidebar and point it to the page you just created. Worked great for me.
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 04:38 AM
nickcroker
 
13 posts · Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by lmilesw
Since the sidebar shortcode plugin always worked before I unfortunately assumed it would work with this so I installed Highslide 4 WordPress Reloaded and found out like you that it didn't so I tried what is fast becoming my favorite way to create sidebar content.

I use the Spectacu.la Page Widget plugin. you just create a page with the Highslide shortcode in it. Then you go to Appearance>Widgets and add the Spectacu.la widget to the sidebar and point it to the page you just created. Worked great for me.
Fantastic! I'll give that a try. Thanks.
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 06:03 AM
nickcroker
 
13 posts · Nov 2010
The good news - it worked

The bad news - highslide crashes/corrupts pages and posts if the content to be 'highslided' is more than 500 or so words

So I'm still searching for a 'popup' plugin that will show the heading and body content of a page/post when the user clicks a link in my sidebar.

However I do love the Spectacu.la page plugin!
Nick
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 09:38 AM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
What was the code you used for highslide to open a page in a window? Have you tried shadowbox js. It will open a url in a modal window.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 08:11 AM
polins
 
3 posts · Nov 2010
I use the extra plugin "Shortcodes in Sidebar Widgets" to solve this problem. It works in the background once installed.
ATA 3.6.4, WP 3.1
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 02:39 AM
Knut Sparhell
 
34 posts · Jun 2010
Fredrikstad, Norway
FYI: Shortcodes will work for text widgets in WP 3.3

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