A unique feature of WordPress File Upload plugin is its visual editor, called Shortcode Composer. The Shortcode Composer enables the website administrators to configure the plugin easily, without any knowledge of shortcodes. This is necessary as the plugin is highly configurable with more than 50 options.
After the plugin has been installed and added into a page or post, as shown in this guide, the administrator can open the Shortcode Composer for editing that plugin instance in two ways:
From the Dashboard
- Go to Dashboard / Settings / WordPress File Upload
- Go to Plugin Instances table. You will see there the plugin instance you added, as shown below:
- Press on “Plugin 1” to open the Shortcode Composer
- Shortcode Composer separates available options in tabs. Some options require just to turn them on or off, some require text input, selection from list, color selection etc. On top of page, the shortcode text is shown. Every change made in options is automatically reflected in shortcode text. To accept the changes the “Update” button must be pressed, as shown below:
- When “Update” button is pressed, the plugin instance will be configured according to the options selected
From the Page / Post
- Open in browser the page or post with the plugin
- Hover your mouse over the plugin. You will see a yellow pencil icon appearing on the top-left corner of the plugin, as shown below:
- Press the yellow icon. The Shortcode Composer will open in a new Tab in browser (or window). If it does not open, enable popup windows in your browser.
- Make changes using the Shortcode Composer. When you press “Update”, the page (or post) containing the plugin will automatically refresh to reflect the changes.
- You can continue using the Shortcode Composer to make further changes, or close it.
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The Iptanus Team