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Using shortcodes within a template (11 posts)

  1. jeffwithag
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, here's the issue. Originally I created a page and manually listed each of my movies like so:

    <li> <!--imdb-->├ćon Flux (2005)<!--/imdb--></li>
    <li> <!--imdb-->"The Storyteller" (1988)<!--/imdb--></li>
    <li> <!--imdb-->10,000 BC (2008)<!--/imdb--></li>

    The imdb shortcodes above create links for the respective movie, gathering it's imdb info.

    Now, I've added a table to my database and inserted all my movies into it. Than I created a template for which I go through the table and list all the movies. So far, so good. However, I want to still create the imdb links above for them. However, adding '<!--imdb-->' and '<!--/imdb--> into the template code itself, seems to produce no results.

    Here's an example within my loop:
    <td><!--imdb--><?php echo $mymovie->name;?><!--/imdb--></td>

    I tried messing around with something like so:
    echo do_shortcode('<!--imdb-->');

    but wasn't sure how to write it, opening/closing and where movie would go?

    Working page: http://jeffwithag.com/misc/my-movies/
    Non-working template: http://jeffwithag.com/misc/movie-library/

    Any suggestions folks?

    Thanks,
    Geoff

  2. jeffwithag
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I also tried the following, with no results either:

    <td><?php echo "<!--imdb-->".$mymovie->name."<!--/imdb-->";?></td>
    <td><?php echo do_shortcode('<!--imdb-->').$mymovie->name.do_shortcode('<!--/imdb-->');?></td>

  3. jeffwithag
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #


  4. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    do_shortcode( $mymovie->name );

    Do shortcode instructs WordPress to run the shortcode conversion on the given data...

    So in this case, your data is in $mymovie->name, so you place that into the call.. (as per the code i've posted above).

    Assuming your IMDB shortcode is registered with WordPress, that should be all you need... (unless you have some custom written function to do the conversion?).

  5. stevejohnson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you are writing your list directly to your template, shortcodes won't work. Parsing shortcodes is part of getting "the_content()" ready, and your lists aren't contained in a WP post.

    You're going to have to duplicate within your template the functions that parse the imdb shortcodes, or call the imdb functions directly.

  6. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes sorry, my mistake, as Steve said, the function is reserved for usage explicitly on the content.

    Shouldn't be hard to write a basic function if you know what to expect in the data you're passing into it.

  7. jeffwithag
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ t31os_ : but that data is just a string, so without referencing the imdb shortcode, how would

    do_shortcode( $mymovie->name );

    know which shortcode functionality to perform on that text?

    @ stevejohnson : I was afraid of that. I did try one function call, but I'm sure I didn't have entire path and what not. So no short answer, if I want this to work via templates I'll have to familiarize myself with all the imdb plugin files and determine what needs to be brought into the template itself?

    Well thanks anyway guys. If I get it figured out, I'll post it here.

    Thanks,
    Geoff

  8. jeffwithag
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So now I tried the following:

    <td><?php echo imdb_external_call($mymovie->name);?></td>

    and got this:

    Fatal error: Call to a member function imdbid() on a non-object in /home/gbuffett/public_html/wp-content/plugins/imdb-link-transformer/inc/imdb-movie.inc.php on line 52

    I'll keep toying with it. :(

  9. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did you see the response from the author here.
    ikiru.ch/blog/imdb-link-transformer-wordpress-plugin/comment-page-7#comment-166700

  10. twhiting9275
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is no response from the author on this page, and this does in fact cause problems. worked fine for months, then updated to the latest version and problems. Same issue here

  11. jeffwithag
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry, I didn't update my status. I stopped looking for a solution as I found dvd profiler and phpmyprofiler and created an online dvd library which I linked from my wordpress. I need to purchase the registration code to upload more than 50 dvds. But I really like the look and feel of it so far.

    http://www.jeffwithag.com/mydvds/

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