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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Default Using shortcodes on the home page?

Hi,
I couldn't fnd any specific reference to this on the forums, my apologies if it has been covered before.

I am trying to insert a DFR shortcode onto the home page of my site (not the store front page) but it doesn't work, it just displays the name of the shortcode.
The same shortcode works elsewhere on the site perfectly, so I am wondering is there is something else I need to do?

I have a plugin which I use to display shortcodes in widgets, and it displays other shortcodes on the homepage without a problem, just not the Datafeedr one.

Thanks in advance,
Philip.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Hi Philip,

Did you add the shortcode in Visual or HTML mode for your page.

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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Hi Eric,
there is no options like that in the widget, I just paste it in.
On the page where it does work successfully, I pasted in in Visual mode.
Philip.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Hi Philip,

That's strange... It should work. What's the URL of the page in question?

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Old March 13th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Hi,
the content I want to use is the two columns here; http://www.dohraymi.com/3-column-test - made using the editor.

I want to put them in the same position, but on the homepage, using a widget.
You can see the DFR shortcode text at the very bottom of the home page - [DFR:HPlatest] obviously I want the content to appear instead, and then remove the current content.

Thanks,
Philip.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Hi,

I don't see the shortcode on that page. This is what I'm seeing:



It looks like you have some shortcode info displaying there... Is that right?

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Old March 14th, 2013, 02:39 AM
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That's right, but that's not the home page.
The homepage just displays the shortcode text instead.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:43 AM
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OK, got it.
I tried several plugins that are supposed to allow you to insert shortcodes into widgets, but they were all very inconsistent.

I found one called Spots though, and while inserting shortcodes isn't really its primary function, it does this briliantly. It worked first time, perfectly.

To be fair, I don't think the ones that didn't work had anything to do with Datafeedr, as when I meesed about some more they would display the Datafeedr ones, but not at the same time as others I needed, so it seems it was just lucky dip which ones showed properly.

Thanks guys,
Philip.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/spots/
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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:53 AM
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Is there any way to mark this "resolved" or similar?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the update. Glad you got it working. I will close the thread.

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