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Last week I discovered that the Easing Slider plugin – which worked fine for several weeks after I built a homepage slider on both this live site (https://awakening-together.org/) and a corresponding (staging) development site (https://awakening-together.org/dev2/) – appears to have stopped working, now showing only the shortcode [easingslider id="21442"] where previously the 4-slide slider appeared and worked just fine for a month or so... Thinking it might have been a recent plugin update that was no longer compatible, I disabled ALL plugins except Easing Slider on the dev2 site, and that didn't seem to help. I then restored a full (file and DB) backup from over a week ago (when another user and myself both saw it working fine) and that didn't seem to help either. I even tried replicating the slideshow with another plugin (Meta Slider) which now shows "[metaslider id="21436"]" instead of the slider which ALSO looks just fine in preview mode. Both of these sliders seem to work fine on other sites I use them on, and keep up with plugin updates. Any suggestions as to why the "Home Top" widget area suddenly just shows the shortcode instead of running it? I can see an archived version (14Sep2017) of the site working (except for 2 missing slides) here:
Thanks in advance for any clues!
By default, WordPress text widgets do not execute shortcodes. If you add the following to functions.php, you should be good to go.
Resolved: I just used the "Slider" widget (which I hadn't noticed before" instead of a Text widget and it works fine now. 🙂
Thanks, Victor ... After you alerted me to the TYPE of widget, I noticed that there was a dedicated Slider widget available so I didn't need to use the code you provided, but will keep this in mind if I run into widget shortcode issues again; your speedy reply helped me resolve this quickly and is much appreciated! 🙂
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