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  • #1659288
    Benny

    Hi Team,
    I’ve done my research in this forum and I came across this: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/dynamic-shortcode-with-custom-field/
    but the answer was not very clear to me.

    Issue: I’m using a plugin which generates a shortcode like this:
    [wp_express_checkout product_id="5486"]
    I have created a custom field “myProductID” and assigned values like “1234”, “4567” etc.
    Using the hook element I was trying to dynamically pull
    [wp_express_checkout product_id=myProductID]
    which is of course not working.
    Could you please point me in the right direction?

    Thank you very much

    #1659727
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    From David’s code here – https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/dynamic-shortcode-with-custom-field/#post-1656086 – he assigned the dynamic values coming from a custom field.

    $itemid = get_field( "item_id" );
    $shortcode = '[the_shortcode id="'.$itemid.'"]';
    echo do_shortcode($shortcode);

    Let’s break this down:

    $itemid is a variable holds the value coming from the field item_id. In your case, you can replace this with the custom field name/slug (myProductID).

    The $shortcode basically holds the shortcode. In your case, it’s value should be ‘[wp_express_checkout product_id=”‘.$itemid.'”]’;

    The echo do_shortcode($shortcode); basically means to display and execute the shortcode.

    So in your specific case, the code may look something like this:

    $itemid = get_field( "myProductID" );
    $shortcode = '[wp_express_checkout product_id="'.$itemid.'"]';
    echo do_shortcode($shortcode);

    Now the tricky part is how or where you’re going to use this.

    You can’t use this as it is on a shortcode blocks within the content as this is a PHP snippet. That said, you may have to wrap it with another PHP snippet to turn it to a shortcode.

    Example:

    add_shortcode('dynamic_wp_express_checkout',function(){
    $itemid = get_field( "myProductID" );
    $shortcode = '[wp_express_checkout product_id="'.$itemid.'"]';
    echo do_shortcode($shortcode);
    });

    With this, you can use [dynamic_wp_express_checkout] shortcode on shortcode blocks.

    But if you’re using it on Hook Elements, then adding the PHP delimiters should be enough.

    <?php
    $itemid = get_field( "myProductID" );
    $shortcode = '[wp_express_checkout product_id="'.$itemid.'"]';
    echo do_shortcode($shortcode);
    ?>

    Just make sure Execute PHP is checked. πŸ™‚

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    #1659889
    Benny

    Hey Elvin,
    thanks very much for your support.
    Unfortunately I can’t get it running.

    Using [dynamic_wp_express_checkout] shortcode on shortcode block throws a fatal error.
    I’m using the Code Snippet plugin

    Using PHP in Hook Element didn’t help either.

    “Execute PHP” never runs, so I searched and found David’s code on how to enable “Execute PHP”
    add_filter( 'generate_hooks_execute_php', '__return_true' ); using the Code Snippets plugin.
    But that also didn’t work.

    Not even a simple “echo”-command seems to work using “Execute PHP” in Hook Elements.

    #1659903
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Can you remove echo and just keep do_shortcode($shortcode);?

    Example:

    <?php
    $itemid = get_field( "myProductID" );
    $shortcode = '[wp_express_checkout product_id="'.$itemid.'"]';
    do_shortcode($shortcode);
    ?>

    A wise man once said:
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    #1659953
    Benny

    Hey Elvin,
    first, I want to thank you and the whole GP Team.
    You are so awesome and very helpful. I think GP should start charging a bit more or you should create at least an extra donation site /pot, so we “grateful customers” can donate an extra EURO or two.

    You pointed me in the right direction.
    I used the following code to solve the issue (using a Hook Element)
    I dont know much about PHP, so feel free to polish my code, in case some other noobies are facing the same issue:

    <?
    $key_name = get_post_custom_values($key = 'name of the custom field goes here');
    $shortcode = '[wp_express_checkout product_id="'.$key_name[0].'"]';
    echo do_shortcode($shortcode);
    ?>

    Thanks very much, Elvin. You made my day.
    Greetings from Germany.

    #1661077
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    We have a donate page found here: https://generatepress.com/ongoing-development/

    We’re glad you got it sorted. No problem. πŸ™‚

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    #1661250
    Benny

    Done πŸ™‚

    #1662537
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    We sincerely appreciate that you find the help we provide useful. Thanks. πŸ˜€

    Let us know if you need further help. πŸ™‚

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