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Getting Started With Arconix Shortcodes

From the WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Enter ‘arconix’ into the Search box and click “Search Plugins”
  3. Click “Install Now” next to Arconix Shortcodes
  4. Click “Activate Plugin” on the next screen

Manual Install

  1. Download the plugin to your computer
  2. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
  3. Underneath the ‘Plugins’ header, click the ‘Upload’ button
  4. Using the ‘Upload’ option, click ‘Choose File’ and browse to where you downloaded the plugin
  5. Click ‘Install Now’ and then activate Arconix Shortcodes to complete installation

Compatibility Mode

Compatibility mode adds a prefix to all the shortcodes for this plugin. It was created to help avoid/alleviate conflicts with themes or other plugins that happened to use the same shortcode name as Arconix Shortcodes does (e.g. button or box).

Enabling compatibility mode is very easy and consists of adding one line to your theme’s functions.php file

Turning on compatibility mode will require all shortcodes be prefixed with ac-. For example, if I wanted to use the box shortcode, instead of using

My box content
, I’ll use [ac-box] My box content [/ac-box].

Turning on compatibility mode does not change the existing shortcodes entered, so if compatibility mode is being turned on after the plugin has been in use, shortcodes used in posts/pages/etc… would have to be updated display properly

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