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[Résolu] Using types shortcode to provide a value to another shortcode – not working

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Last updated by alexG-4 Il y a 2 années et 5 mois.

Assisted by: Waqar.


I am using this code in a Fields and Text block

  <strong>No Shortcode - wprss_item_date:</strong> [acur_date_from_time time=1623762049]<br>
  <strong>With Shortcode - wprss_item_date:</strong> [acur_date_from_time time='[types field="wprss_item_date"][/types]']<br>
  <strong>RAW - wprss_item_date:</strong> [types field='wprss_item_date'][/types]<br>

My shortcode [acur_from_time] outputs a date when given a time in seconds.

The first line is to show that it works correctly
The second line is how I want to use it, with the time coming from a custom field.
The third line is to show that the custom field does contain a sensible value.

This image shows what appears within the block editor: it seems to be OK.

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This image shows what appears on the front end: the [types] shortcode isn't being recognised.

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(This is the key faulty output:
With Shortcode – wprss_item_date: 01 Jan 1970[/types]]

I've used this construct before and have run out of ideas of what to test...





Languages: Anglais (English )

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

Hi Alex,

Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

Can you please make sure that the custom shortcode "acur_date_from_time" has been added in the "Third-party shortcode arguments" section, at WP Admin -> Toolset -> Settings -> Front-end Content?

Also, since you need a raw date type custom field value, you can also replace "types" shortcode with the simpler "wpv-post-field" shortcode:
( note that for custom fields added by Types, you'll need to include the prefix "wpcf-" before the field slug )

I hope this helps and please let me know if you need any further assistance around this.



Thanks Waqar

I'd tried registering the shortcode as a third-party argument, even though it wasn't being used to provide an argument. I registered it again anyway just now. I also tried using wpv-post-field instead of the types shortcode. All with no effect.

This is what I get

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(The field wprss-item-date is provided by another plugin, but I've set it to be "Managed with Types" in the Post Field Control section)

And just now, I deactivated all plugins except Toolset Types, Toolset Blocks and the WP RSS Aggregator plugins - still with no impact (and I cleared caching as well!)




Languages: Anglais (English )

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

Thanks for the update.

Can you please share temporary admin login details along with the link to the page where I can see these shortcodes?

I'd also like to see the code for the custom shortcode "acur_date_from_time".

Note: Your next reply will be private and please make a complete backup copy, before sharing the access details.



Languages: Anglais (English )

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

Thank you for waiting and I apologize for the delay in getting back on this.

During testing on your staging website, I noticed that the issue is only happening when used inside a reusable block. The same nested shortcode works correctly, if it is directly added to the content template, without a reusable block.

Based on this the following updated code for the custom shortcode, works on my test website, even from inside a reusable block:

function acur_date_from_time_func( $atts, $content = null ) {
	$content = do_shortcode($content);

	if(!empty($content)) {
		$postDate = date('d M Y', intval($content));
		return $postDate;

add_shortcode( 'acur_date_from_time', 'acur_date_from_time_func' );

To use it, you'll need to provide the number or source shortcode as a shortcode's content instead of an attribute, for example:

[acur_date_from_time][wpv-post-field name="wprss_item_date"][/acur_date_from_time]

This should do the trick.



Thanks very much, Waqar.

My issue is resolved now.

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