Just a quick tip for my fellow wordpress bloggers. If your shortcodes aren’t loading and all you see when you publish is the actual code and not the element the shortcode should produce – for example, a slider – run through your plugins my peeps.
I’ve been trying to add a smooth slider to my best bud’s Chrissy’s blog for a week now. I’ve tried multiple sliders to find that the shortcode would produce nothing. I finally gave up and deactivated plugins and reactivated plugins to find that the My Live Signature plugin was the culprit.
Now that may not be the plugin giving you a hassle, you may not even have it installed.
So install the plugin you want and then:
- set up all the settings,
- insert the shortcode where you wanted it
- deactivate all your plugins – except the one that’s for the shortcode
- check the shortcode element ( a content slider in my case) to see if it works.
If it doesn’t work, then it isn’t an existing plugin issue. I would suggest installing a similar plugin that allows for shortcode use. If that doesn’t work, then hell I don’t know what the heck the problem is. Seriously, i won’t lie.
If the shortcode element works after deactivating all existing plugins, you’ll need to reactivate each plugin one by one, checking the shortcode element between each activation. Once the shortcode element disappears, you’ll know that the last plugin activated is the culprit.
And that’s it folks. That’s all I got to say. Hope I’ve helped somebody in someway.