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  • I am busy with a plugin that does a few shortcodes, my problem is in one of the shortcodes I keep track off different values each time the shortcode function gets executed and add them to a global variable.

    I would like to be able to use the values stored in the variable in a style in the head. wp_head action does not work as when it execute it seems the shortcodes are yet to be parsed and then the variable is empty.

    I have done a workaround where I output jQuery on my plugin class destruct to add the var in a style to the head but obviously this has a delay.

    Any idea how I can achieve what I want?

    Example code how it works now:

    class myPlugin {
      var $styleVar;
      function __construct() {
        add_shortcode('myshortcode', array($this,'my_shortcode'));
      function __destruct() {
      function my_shortcode( $atts, $content = '' ) {
        //do shortcode parsing here and add to $stylevar array
      function load_head_style() {
        //output jQuery to enqueue style in head
    $myPlugin = new myPlugin();

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