So, I downloaded Advanced Custom Fields so that I could create a field to accommodate a document description as well as one for a thumbnail to be used in Document Revisions shortcodes. My ultimate goal is to build a document library on a static page as well as use the shortcodes for different widgets for different pages to display related documents filtered by a category. I want to be able to display a list of documents either way, possibly broken down by category and be able to list some lead-in text to describe the document as well show a thumbnail.
I was successful in creating the description field but realized when I was done that I have no earthly idea how to translate that through doc revision shortcodes. I can use ACM shortcodes to make the field appear but I can't combine with the shortcode to get the documents to appear at the same time. Could you explain to me how I can correlate the two to work together and also once I create the thumbnail field, how I can relate it to images in the related document or media library? If I am going about this the hard way, I am open to suggestions. Thanks!
A good example of what I am looking for is the "Related Posts" widget I have listed on this page: http://siapsprogram.org/approach/global-initiatives/hivaids/
This is the shortcode on the backend, displaying through the widget:
[catlist name=hivaids thumbnail=yes thumbnail_class=alignleft numberposts=5 date=yes excerpt=yes excerpt_size=280 orderby=date date_tag=i title_tag=strong excerpt_tag=p]
in case there is something similar I am missing through document revisions.