Support » Plugin: Widget Shortcode » shortcode not working with Visual composer

  • I cannot get the widget to show on my page. I use Visual composer

    I even tried to add it to the custom short code in VC it still doesn’t display on front end

    here’s the short code [widget id=”wpbdp_searchwidget-6″]

    it’s the business directory plugin’s search widget

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  • I have the latest WP and plugins

    Plugin Author shazdeh

    (@shazdeh)

    Unfortunately I don’t VC plugin to test this 🙁 Two questions, in frontend do you see the plain shortcode being displayed or nothing at all? Also does the shortcode work if you add it to a page’s content area?

    It doesn’t show plain shortcode either. It doesn’t display anything.

    It doesn’t display anything even when I added it to a blank new page with no VC code.

    Plugin Author shazdeh

    (@shazdeh)

    That’s good, that indicates the issue is not related to VC.
    It might be the shortcode itself is broken: one problem I come across in Mac OS is when you copy a text (here, the shortcode) and paste, by default it’s not “paste as plain text”, the text is reformatted and quote characters are changed which breaks the shortcode. That could be why.
    You can try this, add the widget to the Arbitrary widget area and then use the shortcode generator in the plugin to insert the widget into the WP editor, see if that works. That ensures the shortcode is valid.

    I tried that too .. still didn’t work.

    Plugin Author shazdeh

    (@shazdeh)

    Peculiar. I installed Business Directory Plugin (this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/business-directory-plugin/) on my local setup, I was able to use the [widget] shortcode with the plugin’s Search widget.
    To debug this issue I have to access your administrative backend, if you’d like me to you can send me details to my email address hassanderakhshandeh, using Gmail, would be happy to check.

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