TemplateHelp Shortcodes for Wordpress

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1. Install the TemplateHelp Widget (please, follow Wordpress Widget Installation Manual (steps 1-10) to install the widget). 

2. Go to the wp admin Plugins => Installed Plugins (/wp-admin/plugins.php). Check 'TemplateHelp Featured Templates' and click 'Settings': 

 

3. In Plugins => Settings (/wp-admin/admin.php?page=th-featured-templates) add the widget title, YOUR affiliate username and YOUR api password. 

 

4. Before adding the shortcodes you need to choose if 

1 - to set the shortcode thumbnails to link to templatemonster.com through your affiliate link; 
2 - to set the shortcode thumbnails to link to your preset store detailed previews; 
3 - to set the shortcode thumbnails to link to your RMS2 detailed previews. 
 
4.1. To set the shortcode thumbnails to templatemonster.com through your affiliate link you should check '
The other settings (as the number of templates, full or shortened previews, etc.) are optional.
Save your settings:
 
 
 
 

 4.1.1. Go to the wp admin Pages=>All Pages (/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page) and choose the page where you are adding the shortcode(s) - as, for instance, 'Templates' in the below screenshot:

 

 

4.1.2. Check and click 'Edit': 

 

4.1.3. Add a shortcode: 

 

4.1.4. The shortcode structure is: 

[th_ft count="{NUMBER_OF_FEATURED_TEMPLATES}" title="{TITLE}" cat="{TEMPLATE_CATEGORY_ID}" type="{TEMPLATE_TYPE_ID}"]

For instance, the added shortcode you can see in the screenshot above is: 

[th_ft count="6" title="Animals and Pets" cat="47" type="17"]

where

th_ft count="6" is the number of featured templates displayed;

title="Animals and Pets" is the title;

cat="47"  - the featured templates category id from http://api.templatemonster.com/wpinc/categories.txt ('47' is the 'Animals & Pets' category id). 

type="17" - the featured templates type id from http://api.templatemonster.com/wpinc/types.txt ('17' is the 'WordPress Themes' type id). 

4.1.5. The added shortcode [th_ft count="6" title="Animals and Pets" cat="47" type="17"] is displayed on the page like this: 

 

 

4.1.6. As we've set the shortcode thumbnails to be linked to templatemonster.com through the affiliate link (by checking the first option '

 

4.2. If you want the shortcode thumbnails to link to the unbranded preset shop detailed previews you should go to Plugins => Installed Plugins => TemplateHelp Featured Template => Settings (/wp-admin/admin.php?page=th-featured-templates). Here you should check  'I want to sell through my affiliates shop' and add this shop preset code to the 'My Preset code:' field.

Before doing this, please, go back to Preset Settings and check if you're adding the proper preset code. 

Important: keep 'Show relevant templates' unchecked:  

 

 4.2.1. With these settings the shortcode thumbnails link to the preset detailed previews: 

 

4.3. If you want the shortcode thumbnails to link to your RMS2 detailed previews you should go to Plugins => Installed Plugins => TemplateHelp Featured Template => Settings (/wp-admin/admin.php?page=th-featured-templates). Here you should check 'I want to sell through my Ready Made Shop' and add this RMS2 shop URL to 'My Preset code:' field (important- no slash at the end).  Keep 'Show relevant templates' unchecked as it's not working for this option: 

 

4.3.1. With these settings the shortcode thumbnails link to the RMS2 detailed previews:

 

 

 

If you have affiliate questions or issues feel free to contact our affiliate support by submitting a ticket request

 

 

 

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