Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 Shortcode Enabler » shortcode in email body w/ parameters atts

  • Resolved gaucho code


    Hey guys, how can I make my contact form auto-reply emails to contain a custom shortcode that shows a template? this shortcode works on normal wordpress pages, but doesn’t work on CF7 email template., not even using this plugin.

    this is my shortcode declared on functions.php

    function sc_mostrarcursos($atts, $content = null) {
                "id" => '1',
        ), $atts));
        global $post;
      $postargs = array(
        'post_type'=> 'product',
        'order'=> 'DESC',
        'post_type' => 'product',
        'posts_per_page' => 1,
        'post__in'=> array($id)
      $myposts = get_posts($postargs);
        foreach($myposts as $post) :
                $retour.= get_template_part('template_curso');
        $retour.='</ul> ';
        return $retour;
    add_shortcode("mostrarcursos", "sc_mostrarcursos");

    and this how I’m rendering it, no success… emails arrive with the plain shortcode.

    [mostrarcursos id=”5240″]

    I checked the link shared, but there is not clue on how to put some parameters – atts from the shortcode dynamically… any hints???

    The solution Solution – using wpcf7_special_mail_tags filter is not working for me.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by gaucho code.
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  • Plugin Author Tobias Zimpel


    Hi, sorry for the late response. Main problem here is that shortcodes with attributes don’t work in email templates. So with the following you can use [mostracursos_5204] in the email template to trigger the [mostrarcursos id=”5240″] shortcode:

    function my_special_mail_tag( $output, $name, $html ) {
    	if ( 'mostracursos_5204' == $name )
    		$output = do_shortcode( '[mostrarcursos id=”5240″]' );
    	return $output;
    add_filter( 'wpcf7_special_mail_tags', 'my_special_mail_tag', 10, 3 );

    If you need the shortcode also with other id values, you need to repeat the whole code block with the new id in both places.

    Does that help?

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