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WP Snippets

Create Snippets! This plugin adds a new Post Type. Snippets can be included in Posts/Pages/Widgets via shortcodes.

How do I use a Snippet that I create?

Using a Snippet that you've created in the WP Editor. Follow this simple Shortcode syntax.

[snippet slug="my-cool-snippet" /]

Using a Snippet that you've created inside a PHP template file.

<?php echo do_shortcode('[snippet slug="my-cool-snippet" /]'); ?>

Who can manage Snippets in the Dashboard?

By default, only WordPress® Administrators can manage (i.e. create/edit/delete/manage) Snippets. Editors and Authors can create/edit/delete their own Snippets, but permissions are limited for Editors/Authors. If you would like to give other WordPress Roles the Capabilities required, please use a plugin like Enhanced Capability Manager.

Add the following Capabilities to the additional Roles that should be allowed to manage Snippets.

$caps = array

NOTE: There are also some WordPress filters integrated into the code for this plugin, which can make permissions easier to deal with in many cases. You can have a look at the source code and determine how to proceed on your own; if you choose this route.

Is it possible to use other Shortcodes inside a Snippet?

Yes. Absolutely. You can even nest one Snippet inside another one via Shortcodes.

I also installed the [Raw HTML plugin](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/raw-html/). Can I use Raw HTML inside a Snippet?

Yes. When creating a new Snippet, please wrap your Snippet content with [raw][/raw] tags; or with <!--raw--><!--/raw--> tags. Consult the Raw HTML documentation on this please. An important point to make is that Snippets are self-contained. Applying Raw HTML to a Post/Page that includes a Snippet via [snippet slug="my-snippet" /], will NOT apply Raw HTML to the Snippet content itself. You must wrap the Snippet content with raw tags to achieve this. This actually provides a great deal of flexibility, because it allows you to have a Raw HTML Post or Page, but have Snippets that were designed in the WP Visual Editor (or vice versa — and even mixtures, if you include multiple Snippets).

I also installed the [ezPHP plugin](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ezphp/). Can I use PHP tags inside a Snippet?

Yes. Absolutely. I recommend ezPHP, but WP Snippets are also compatible with Exec-PHP.

I also installed the [s2Member® plugin](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/s2member/). Can I protect content in Snippets conditionally?

Yes. Absolutely. I recommend this KB article: s2Member® Simple Conditionals. s2Member's Simple Shortcode Conditionals can be used inside a Snippet itself, or by wrapping your Snippet Shortcode when you put it into a Post or Page. Either way is fine.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2-alpha
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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