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Can't find Shortcodes, Themes, and other stuff
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Valerie Williams
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Oct 11, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Hi, I just purchased a membership hoping to get the template tags / shortcodes mentioned on the Features page, as well as some additional themes.

I installed the Template Tags & Widgets plugin, as it mentions shortcodes, but after installation there is no indication how to access said template tags or shortcodes.  Where is the list of available shortcodes?  Is there ANY documentation on how to use this whatsoever?  A forum search did not yield anything either.

Also, in my Simple:Press admin Help and Troubleshooting screen, it says there are 4 free themes available (default, iForum, css-only and Stacked).  I only show Default and css-only in my Available themes page.  Where do I get the other ones?  

I think this is a great plugin - it works well right out of the box, and has a lot of great features.  But the documentation is vague and not very helpful, and so far I haven't found a single definitive answer to any question I've looked up, in the Codex or in the forum

Some guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Valerie

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Valerie Williams
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Oct 11, 2014 - 11:45 pm

Okay, I found the themes.  Still looking for shortcodes.

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Mr Papa
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Oct 12, 2014 - 1:12 am

shortcodes for what?  just the template tags plugin?  they are defined in the codex:  https://simple-press.com/docum.....ags-plugin

each of those template tags has a corresponding shortcode...

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Valerie Williams
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Oct 12, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Thank you.  You might want to provide a link to that page in the Plugin Admin page after the plugin is installed.  It's basically impossible to figure out what tags / shortcodes are available without it.

What I was really looking for was a shortcode to display forum activity associated with a particular user.  I am creating a profile page for my users that I would like to include their latest forum activity. Looking at those shortcodes, it looks like the only way to do it would be to know each user's ID, and then manually hard-code it.  I was looking for a dynamically created list based on the user whose profile is clicked on.

Is that possible?

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Mr Papa
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Oct 12, 2014 - 2:44 pm

not entirely sure what you want to do... but, if you are on a profile page, you can get the ID of that user by

global $spProfileUser;
$id = $spProfileUser->ID;

take a look at forum - toolbox - data inspector... you can use that to see what kind of global data is readily available on different page views...

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