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[Resolved] Slideshow not showing

  • Hi again

    There might be a simple solution to this but I am just stuck with that at the moment.

    I am pasting the following line into my post
    [slideshow_deploy id=93]

    and then on the index i output the post with the following chunk of code
    $post = get_post($p); //$p is the post_ID
    echo $post->post_content;

    If i do this i only get the string ([slideshow_deploy id=93]) printed onto the page and the slideshow is not initiated.

    I have found a workaround for now by just pasting the slideshow ID into the post (93) and then use the following chunk of code to initiate the slideshow
    $post = get_post($p); //$p is the post_ID
    do_action(‘slideshow_deploy’, $post->post_content);

    It would be desirable though to get it working with the first method



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  • Plugin Author Stefan Boonstra



    To show a slideshow in a post or page you use the shortcode [slideshow_deploy id=93], which you do correctly.

    To show a slideshow anywhere but a post or a page however, you should always use <?php do_action('slideshow_deploy', $p); ?>. (Where ‘$p’ is the post id variable you mentioned.)

    The way it’s working for you now, when doing <?php do_action('slideshow_deploy', $post->post_content); ?>, is that it’s actually passing the contents of the post you have [slideshow_deploy id=93] in, to the slideshow deploy action. This will at first look like it works because a slideshow shows up, but the slideshow will be picked randomly because Slideshow expects an ID to be passed.

    Best regards,

    Hi Stefan

    Right now, with do_action(‘slideshow_deploy’, $post->post_content); I actually passing the slide show ID (93) as $post->post_content, and not the whole string [slideshow_deploy id=93].

    I understand it should work by using [slideshow_deploy id=93] as the content of the post but somehow when outputting the post with

    $post = get_post($p); //$p is the post_ID
    echo $post->post_content;

    it doesn’t initiate the slideshow but only shows this string “[slideshow_deploy id=93]”. I guess my output method is not happy with the slideshow string.


    Plugin Author Stefan Boonstra


    So I understand you have a post that you load into $post, which has the number ’93’ in its $post->post_content?


    are you aware of any differences of how the slide show initiates if i output with

    $post = get_post($p); //$p is the post_ID
    echo $post->post_content;

    or with

    query_posts( array ( 'category_id' => $cat, 'posts_per_page' => 1 ) );
    while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

    The 2nd method outputs it correctly, but I changed the page to retrieve the post via post_id so I wanted to use the first method

    Plugin Author Stefan Boonstra


    The first method will get all its data straight from the database, while the second makes all data go through the WordPress functions first. As a consequence of that, shortcodes are also handled in the second method. The first method will just print the shortcode literally.

    But since the post has ’93’ as its post_content, don’t they both just print the same?

    Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense.


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