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[Resolved] Split: Using shortcode within shortcode in Elementor

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Last updated by julieM-9 1 year, 1 month ago.

Assisted by: Waqar.


I was able to sort through that issue.

But now as I'm working on the post edit form, I'm running into issues.

I'm using elementor so I'm using the shortcode: [cred_form form='post-edit-startups' post='[wpv-search-term param=“post_id”]

The link to edit the post is: hidden link;

It worked for minute and then started displaying: "Form type and post type do not match" -- I've looked through every post on here about that error, and normally it's because the category wasn't matched correctly, or wordpress needed updates. All of my plugins are up to date, and it's mapped correctly.

Is there any other troubleshooting tips?



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Timezone: Asia/Karachi (GMT+05:00)


Looks like the Elementor page builder is having difficulty handing the shortcodes within the shortcode.
(i.e. where one shortcode's output is used as the attribute of another shortcode)

Here is a workaround that you can use:

1. You can register a new custom shortcode, which can get the target post ID from the URL parameter, use it in the form's shortcode, and then return the form's output, all using a single shortcode:

add_shortcode('custom_edit_form_shortcode', 'custom_edit_form_shortcode_func');
function custom_edit_form_shortcode_func($atts) {

	$a = shortcode_atts( array(
		'form' => '',
		'param' => '',
	), $atts );

	echo do_shortcode('[cred_form form="'.$a['form'].'" post="'.$_GET[$a['param']].'"]');
	return ob_get_clean();

The above code snippet can be included through either Toolset's custom code feature ( ref: ) or through the active theme's "functions.php" file.

2. After that, you can use this new shortcode in the Elementor environment like this:

[custom_edit_form_shortcode form='post-edit-startups' param='post_id']

Please note that this new shortcode accepts two parameters:

form: you'll provide the slug of the name or slug of the target form
param: you'll provide the URL parameter from which to get the target post's ID.

I hope this helps and let me know how it goes.



I did that, and it's still showing the same error.

It's weird, because it worked for a bit before it started giving me this error.

And it works fine if I reference the exact post, which goes back to your point of it not recognizing a shortcode within a shortcode.

Could it take some time for it to implement the code?



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> Could it take some time for it to implement the code?

- Unless some aggressive cache or code optimization is in place, the code should start working right away.

Can you please share temporary admin login details, along with the link to the page where you're trying to use this shortcode? I'll be able to troubleshoot and suggest the next steps, accordingly.

Note: Your next reply will be private and making a complete backup copy is recommended before sharing the access details.



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Karachi (GMT+05:00)

Thank you for sharing the access details.

The edit link on the 'My Account' page, was not passing the target post's ID correctly.

In the Elementor template 'Author Loop', that generates this edit link, the link used was:
hidden link;

But Elementor was not processing the [wpv-post-id] shortcode in this case and the post's ID was not getting included.

I changed that static link to 'Shortcode' and in the shortcode field included the 'wpv-post-url' and 'wpv-post-id' to generate the edit link:
( screenshot: hidden link )

[wpv-post-url item='10398']?post_id=[wpv-post-id]

Note: '10398' is the ID of the 'Edit Listing' page.


That's great, I didn't realize you could put a shortcode on a button.

Thank you so much!!


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!

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