newbie with boilerplate short code? (8 posts)

  1. tmcmarketing
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi, i've installed the 'add attributions' plugin (to hot or not theme at babblicious.ca)

    i get the concept of a short code and how it's already been added to the script via this plugin and all i need to do is insert the shortcode right?! ...but, nothing changes in the post?

    i need basic, 101, how to, step by step tutorial on how to do short code. if i use the short code...

    [source] it apparently will link to the source i syndicated the post from so do i add this in the box?

    i read somewhere i need to <close></close> it?

    thank reading, i hope that makes some sense and thanks a tonne in advance!

  2. vtxyzzy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can you provide a link to the plugin site? I couldn't find it with google, so I can't get any info on how to use it.

  3. tmcmarketing
    Posted 5 years ago #


    here is the plugin addy http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/

    from there i also downloaded this add-on > http://projects.radgeek.com/add-attribution-feedwordpress/

    they work together but i just can't grasp what to do next...thank you!

  4. vtxyzzy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WOW - great lack of documentation without actually installing the plugins!

    I am somewhat guessing here, but based on how standard shortcodes work, for your example you would use:


  5. tmcmarketing
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i took a snip of the screen and saved it, if this helps...


    and i will try what you suggested, with quotes right? and let you know... :)

  6. vtxyzzy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My bad - no quotes. And I think what you put inside the shortcodes will be made into a link, so you might try just descriptive text. Give this a try also:

    [source]Where I got this article[/source]

  7. tmcmarketing
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hmmm, nothing seems to stick and when i do add something in the boiler template it disappears and there is no sign of it anywhere? i'm just too new to tackle this mountain ;) ...thanks for your help,

    i'll keep poking around maybe i need to find a different feed plugin or a user of fwp. cheers!

  8. vtxyzzy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    After looking at the plugin site some more, I think the shortcodes might just stand alone. What I mean is, you only need to put in the shortcode itself for most of them. So, just putting in [source] should return a link to the source of the article (I think!).

    I found one example in the comments that shows how to insert a link to the original source:

    <p>From <a href="[original-url]" rel="nofollow">[original-url]</a></p>

    Or, if you prefer:

    <p>From <a href="[original-url]" rel="nofollow">Read the Original Article</a></p>

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