Documents Shortcode


By adding a simple [documents] shortcode in your post or page, you get a
list of all documents (non-image/audio/video) attached. Each item in the
document list can be styled with CSS to indicate different document types
based on file extension (e.g., .doc, .pdf, etc).


Copy the documents-shortcode folder and its contents to your wp-content/plugins
directory, then activate the plugin. Or better yet, use the built-in Add New
feature under your Dashboard’s Plugins menu.

There is no configuration. Just type the [documents] shortcode into your
posts or pages to generate a list of attached files.


Where is the settings page?

There is no settings page. Just upload attachments to a post or page, and put
the [documents] shortcode where you wish the list of attachments to appear.

How can I limit which attachments are listed?

There are two attributes you can use with the shortcode to control which
attached documents are listed: mimetype and ext.

The default match is for mimetype application/*. For other types, you will
need to specifically override that attribute.


Just .XLS files:
      [documents ext="xls"]

All .DOC, .DOCX, or .PDF files:
      [documents ext="doc,docx,pdf"]

Only 'video' types with a .MOV extension:
      [documents mimetype="video" ext="mov"]

Just application/pdf mimetypes:
      [documents mimetype="application/pdf"]

All attached documents, regardless of type:
      [documents mimetype="*"]
I got an error trying to upload a file!

If WordPress tells you that a file failed to upload due to an error (“Sorry,
this file type is not permitted for security reasons.”), you may need to
adjust the list of allowed file extensions. For more information on how to do
this, see:
How do I change the styling?

See the dc_documents.css file for the default styles. Document icons are in
the images sub-folder of the plugin.

You can override these styles in your theme’s CSS by adding more specific
selectors. For example, you could change the font used for the file titles in
posts with a rule similar to this:

    .post ul.dc_documents li a { font-family: Courier,monospace; }
Why don’t my attached images appear in the documents list?

By default, images are filtered out of the list (because, that’s what
galleries are for, right?). If you want to list all attached documents,
with no filtering, just say so:

    [documents mimetype="*"]
What file types are supported?

Technically, any file type that WordPress will allow you to upload as an
attachment (see above). More specifically, there are icons included for the
following types of files:

PDF: `.pdf`
MS Word: `.doc`, `.docx`
MS Excel: `.xls`, `.xlsx`
MS PowerPoint: `.ppt`, `.pptx`
MS Visio Diagrams: `.vsd`, `.vsdx`
MS Access Database: `.mdb`, `.mdbx`
ZIP: `.zip`

Any other extension will display a generic text document icon. I realize this
list is slanted towards Microsoft applications, but that’s just due to the
original plugin usage. Other extension => icon mappings will be added in the
future, and I am open to suggestions.

Can you make the icon bigger/smaller?

At this time, the only supported icon size is 32 x 32 pixels.

Contributors & Developers

“Documents Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



= 1.0.1=
* Allow CSS URL to be filtered.


  • Initial release. 2012-09-10