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  • Resolved ixwa


    I’ve never had a use for shortcodes until now so I have to be missing something bleedingly obvious.

    Using a nextgen gallery shortcode in a page like [ album id=1 template=compact ] simply returns the literal string “[ album id=1 template=compact ]”. Same thing if I invoke it with PHP:

    <?php echo do_shortcode('[ album id=1 template=compact ]'); ?>.

    I get “[ album id=1 template=compact ]”.

    Am I missing something??

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  • Try taking the space out from in between [ and album?


    Well firstly, thanks for the GREAT CATCH. This example was copied directly from the nextgen website…amazing huh?

    I guess that’s what you get for a freebie CMS plugin…

    Thanks again.

    I assume the example code was written as such, in order not to have the shortcode parsed.

    I thought that’s what escape characters are for–particularly for a website documenting examples/usage of tags! (Otherwise how on earth else would a new user know that the format was incorrect?? Bizarre.)

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