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Shortcode not working in Widget anymore

Posted: June 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm


mcote

June 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Hi, I’ve upgraded EE from 3.1.21 to 3.1.24 and also MER from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3 and now the shortcode I was using in a text widget doesn’t work any more. Here is the code I was using code for each link:

        <a href="http://www.mysite.com/inscriptions/">Inscriptions en ligne disponibles</a>
        <a href="http://www.mysite.com/calendrier/">Voir calendrier des activités</a>
        [ESPRESSO_CART_LINK anchor="Consulter votre panier" direct_to_cart=1 moving_to_cart="Redirection à votre panier..."]
                    <a href="http://www.mysite.com/annulation/">Vider votre panier</a>

Is there another way I should approach this in this version?

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Josh

  • Support Staff

June 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

The espresso cart link didn’t change between those versions. In general, shortcodes are not enabled in a standard WordPress text widget unless you modify the widget with a function or another plugin.

I’m wondering if you had a theme function added to the theme that added shortcode support to the widgets, but it got overwritten on a theme update.

See this guide on how to create a custom function plugin that is independent of the theme:
http://wpcandy.com/teaches/how-to-create-a-functionality-plugin

See this guide on how to add shortcode support to a widget:
http://hackadelic.com/the-right-way-to-shortcodize-wordpress-widgets


mcote

July 2, 2012 at 7:11 am

I’ve just noticed what causes this to happen which I never noticed before. The shortcode still works when used in a text widget. The problem is when the event is “CLOSED” the shortcode doesn’t display anything but when the event is “OPEN” the shortcode displays the shortcode link. I was expecting the View Cart link to always be displayed. Is there a way to make this happen systematically?

Closed Event

Closed event:
Open Event

Open event

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Josh

  • Support Staff

July 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

It’s designed to only allow people to add events that are open to the cart. The event list works much the same way. So, the short answer is no, since the view cart link is tied to the add to cart link.

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