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  • Hi guys,

    I’m trying to create an plugin that needs to show content to users.
    I was trying to create pages that can make the user interact with than.
    But I can’t figure out how to do that other then using shortcodes and creating the page by myself.

    Is there an dynamic way to achieve this?

    Is there an way to define an slug and access this kind of content with ?
    Thanks in advance

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    The eShop plugin creates pages upon activation. I’m not sure how it does it, but I’m sure you can dissect it to find out.

    James pointed me at this thread. I borrowed this from another plugin, but have modified it over the years. Here is the relevant portion from install.php

    $pages[$num]['post_name'] = 'shopping-cart';
    $pages[$num]['post_title'] = 'Shopping Cart';
    $pages[$num]['tag'] = '[eshop_show_cart';
    $pages[$num]['option'] = 'cart';
    // I create 6 pages in total
    $newpages = false;
    $i = 0;
    $post_parent = 0;
    $qtable=$wpdb->prefix . "posts";
    foreach($pages as $page) {
    	$check_page = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT * FROM $qtable WHERE post_type='page' && (post_status='publish' OR post_status='draft' OR post_status='private') && <code>post_content</code> LIKE '%".$page['tag']."%' LIMIT 1",ARRAY_A);
    	if($check_page == null){
    		if($i == 0){
    			$page['post_parent'] = 0;
    			$page['post_parent'] = $first_id;
    		if(isset($page['top']) && $page['top']=='yes'){
    		$page['ping_status'] ='closed';
    		$page['comment_status'] ='closed';
    		$page['post_type'] = 'page';
    		$post_id=wp_insert_post( $page );
    		if($i == 0){
    			$first_id = $post_id;
    		$newpages = true;
    if($newpages == true){
    	wp_cache_delete('all_page_ids', 'pages');

    I run a check to see if the page exists, a little slow and there may be a better way of accomplishing it, but it has worked for me.

    $post_id=wp_insert_post( $page ); is the portion that actually inserts the post, and as you can see it returns the $post_id. This is useful if like me you need to reference it in your options.

    I can’t recall whether the cache/flush was in the original code, but I’m fairly sure it is required. If you need more info, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer any queries.

    Thanks for a fast reply..
    I will try this

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