Common Arguments

About the shortcodes

Shortcodes is the native WordPress feature that allows you to call PHP functions in various places, e.g. inside the Gutenberg editor.

Views and Cards have their own shortcodes. See the examples below.

[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2"]
[acf_cards name="Name of Card" card-id="9i4d5d75bflo3"]

By default, View and Card shortcodes contain two arguments: "name" and "id" (view or card). The "name" is used for clarification purposes only and doesn't play any functional role. The "id" argument is the most important as it allows Advanced Views to associate the shortcode with a specific View or Card.

Using extra arguments, you can further configure the behavior of View or Card instances. You can find the View shortcode arguments on this page and the Card shortcode arguments here. However, both shortcodes share a common argument that allows you to restrict content visibility. See the information below.

How to embed the shortcode

In non-PHP environments

WordPress shortcodes can be added as plain text in almost any location. WordPress automatically parses them during rendering, calls the related PHP functions, and replaces the shortcode with the generated output. You can paste the shortcode, such as [acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2"], in places like Gutenberg or the Classic Editor, sidebars, and other locations.

In PHP code

If you need to use a shortcode within PHP code, such as in your theme templates, there are two methods to achieve this:

1. Using the native do_shortcode function

do_shortcode is a built-in WordPress function that renders shortcodes within PHP code. You can use it like this:

<?php
// .. some code
echo do_shortcode('[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2"]');

2. Using Advanced Views class

The Advanced Views Framework offers a dedicated class for rendering Views and Cards. This class employs the same argument names and values as the standard shortcode but converts them into methods.

Consequently, when you're editing PHP files in your IDE, you can leverage autocomplete suggestions to access the list of available arguments without the need to consult the documentation.

In addition, unlike do_shortcode, you can pass variables with any type, including objects and arrays to the View and Card Custom Data snippet features.

<?php

use Org\Wplake\Advanced_Views\Bridge\Advanced_Views;

echo Advanced_Views::view_shortcode('651d5d75bfdf2','View name')->render();
echo Advanced_Views::card_shortcode('9i4d5d75bflo3', 'Card name')->render();

The methods require two arguments: a unique ID and a name. The name is used for clarification purposes only, so it doesn't need to be identical to the current View or Card name.

If you need to set up extra arguments, you can call the related methods before the render call. For example, let's consider the example with the user-with-roles argument described below on this page:

<?php

use Org\Wplake\Advanced_Views\Bridge\Advanced_Views;

echo Advanced_Views::view_shortcode('651d5d75bfdf2', 'View name')
    ->set_user_with_roles(['administrator'])
    ->render();

Common arguments

class

This argument allows you to add class to your View or Card main wrapper dynamically.

In most cases, you should add all the classes directly to your View or Card, but in some cases you will need to assign this class dynamically. For example, inside your Card, you may want to add some specific class to your View, that specific to this Card only.

a) Classic shortcode

[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2" class="YOUR_CLASS_HERE"]
[acf_cards name="Name of Card" card-id="651d5d747423a" class="YOUR_CLASS_HERE"]

b) In PHP

<?php

// a) using do_shortcode
echo do_shortcode('[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2" class="YOUR_CLASS_HERE"]');

// b) using the special Advanced Views class
use Org\Wplake\Advanced_Views\Bridge\Advanced_Views;

echo Advanced_Views::view_shortcode('651d5d75bfdf2', 'View name')
    ->set_class('YOUR_CLASS_HERE')
    ->render();

user-with-roles

user-without-roles

Both "user-with-roles" and "user-without-roles" arguments allow you restricting access to the specific View or Card.

"Restrict" means that the shortcode won't be rendered, so if you'd like to show a restriction type message to users, then consider using a View in a View along with our Twig features (Pro) to check user roles.

a) Classic shortcode

[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2" user-with-roles="ROLE1,ROLE2" user-without-roles="ROLE1,ROLE2"]
[acf_cards name="Name of Card" card-id="651d5d747423a" user-with-roles="ROLE1,ROLE2" 
user-without-roles="ROLE1,ROLE2"]

Note: Insert the Role names in the ‘user-with-roles’ and/or ‘user-without-roles’ argument replacing “ROLE1,ROLE2” with your user roles.

b) In PHP

<?php

// a) using do_shortcode
echo do_shortcode('[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2" user-with-roles="administrator"]');

// b) using the special Advanced Views class

use Org\Wplake\Advanced_Views\Bridge\Advanced_Views;

echo Advanced_Views::view_shortcode('651d5d75bfdf2', 'View name')
    ->set_user_with_roles(['administrator'])
    ->render();

custom-arguments

When you use View or Card Custom Data feature, you can pass any custom arguments to your snippet using this argument.

Custom arguments are available only inside your Custom Data snippet. They're not available directly in View or Card template. If you need to pass to use them inside the template, you can transit them in the snippet.

a) Classic shortcode

[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2" custom-arguments="name=value,another-name=another-value"]
[acf_cards name="Name of Card" card-id="651d5d747423a" custom-arguments="name=value,another-name=another-value"]

b) In PHP

Using the AdvancedViews class, you can pass custom arguments with any type, including objects, arrays, etc.

<?php

// a) using do_shortcode
echo do_shortcode('[acf_views name="Name of View" view-id="651d5d75bfdf2" custom-arguments="name=value,another-name=another-value"]');

// b) using the special Advanced Views class

use Org\Wplake\Advanced_Views\Bridge\Advanced_Views;

echo Advanced_Views::view_shortcode('651d5d75bfdf2', 'View name')
    ->set_custom_arguments([
        'name' => 'value',
        'another-name' => 'another-value',
    ])->render();

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