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How to create a link
to a plugin short code
henry0




msg:4627025
 1:11 pm on Dec 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

I am working on setting up a WP with a theme in which one I added a contact form (plugin)
The form comes with a short code as follow: [bestwebsoft_contact_form]
but wherever I insert the short code the form is generated in its "ready to use" state. which use too much real estate and kills my post look (on a static home page).
How can I make a regular image link to the form instead of displaying it opened and ready?

 

Nutter




msg:4627034
 1:52 pm on Dec 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

What about adding the shortcode to a new page and linking to that?

henry0




msg:4627040
 3:10 pm on Dec 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

I thought about it but I do not want this page to disrupt the order of other pages, I do not want to tweak the DB as with the way WP loads pages, changes, revisions etc... in the DB it would be too much of a hassle.

lorax




msg:4627257
 6:18 pm on Dec 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Well if you don't want the form to display wherever you use the shortcode AND Nutter's answer doesn't fit the bill, what exactly are you looking to do?

henry0




msg:4627282
 8:15 pm on Dec 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I try to create a link from a page that leads to this form (plugin), I now realize that is seems not feasible, thus I might create a page with the form loaded in it and point to the page.
Obviously I am quite new to WP, and try to create a site for my own purpose, doing PHP I can jump in the scripts, but the world of pluggin is alien to me!
Thanks.

not2easy




msg:4627286
 9:00 pm on Dec 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

If it helps any, that is how the contact form is expected to be used. I don't know that particular plugin, but others that do the same thing are deployed by creating a page and linking to it - as Nutter said. It is all I've seen for that kind of "plugin using short-link" contact form on my own an other people's WP sites.

henry0




msg:4627290
 9:14 pm on Dec 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thank you I now see the light!

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