Support » Plugin: ShortCodes UI » Shortcode for using The Loop

  • First, thank you for the wonderfull plugin. I have been using it left and right for custom html implementation. This time I’m doing something a bit more difficult so I decided to use the support to get some help.

    I’m trying to implement the classic example of the loop:

    <!-- Start the Loop. -->
     <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
     	<!-- Test if the current post is in category 3. -->
     	<!-- If it is, the div box is given the CSS class "post-cat-three". -->
     	<!-- Otherwise, the div box is given the CSS class "post". -->
     	<?php if ( in_category( '3' ) ) : ?>
     		<div class="post-cat-three">
     	<?php else : ?>
     		<div class="post">
     	<?php endif; ?>
     	<!-- Display the Title as a link to the Post's permalink. -->
     	<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
     	<!-- Display the date (November 16th, 2009 format) and a link to other posts by this posts author. -->
     	<small><?php the_time('F jS, Y'); ?> by <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?></small>
     	<!-- Display the Post's content in a div box. -->
     	<div class="entry">
     		<?php the_content(); ?>
     	<!-- Display a comma separated list of the Post's Categories. -->
     	<p class="postmetadata"><?php _e( 'Posted in' ); ?> <?php the_category( ', ' ); ?></p>
     	</div> <!-- closes the first div box -->
     	<!-- Stop The Loop (but note the "else:" - see next line). -->
     <?php endwhile; else : ?>
     	<!-- The very first "if" tested to see if there were any Posts to -->
     	<!-- display.  This "else" part tells what do if there weren't any. -->
     	<p><?php _e( 'Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.' ); ?></p>
     	<!-- REALLY stop The Loop. -->
     <?php endif; ?>

    I tried copying and pasting the above code in the PHP section and the ShortCode Template section but both failed to yield any results.

    Would you be kind enough to give me some tips as to how I could go about implementing the above loop using this plugin?


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  • Note that the location where you place the shortcode to execute the above is itself inside a loop…. unless you are putting a ‘do_shortcode ‘ call in a template, etc.

    I’m not certain if you can run a loo within a loop, but I’m suspecting *not*.

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