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[resolved] Shortcodes not working (2 posts)

  1. m_wong01
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all,
    I'm pretty new to wordpress and CMS's in general and am testing it in xampp for Windows.

    I was interested in a plug-in that required shortcodes. I found that it didn't work, so I tried to use generic shortcodes and found that those didn't work either.

    I tried typing the [contact-form] shortcode in the body of a page and when I go to view it, the text appears wrapped in <p> tags and no form is shown. Am I missing something?

    Another thing, anything I type in the HTML view of a post becomes automatically wrapped in <p> tags. Is this normal? Could this be causing my shortcode problem? How do I fix this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  2. m_wong01
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    After some more searching, I've found out that the shortcodes listed at http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/ only apply to wordpress.com sites out of the box and personal sites will require plug-ins in order for them to work.

    I'll have to lurk the help area of the plug-in that's giving me troubles.

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