Ok guys, here’s my situation; I am developing a php application, and I need users to be able to include php snippets which display dynamic content generated by the application.
The normal use of the application on a generic php page would be as follows:
<?php include("folder/location_of_app/a_file.php"); activateAppFunction(parameters); ?>
So, is it easy to do the same thing within a wordpress website in the area you would like the content to be displayed? Any info is helpful.
Sorry but I don’t get what you’re trying to accomplish. It probably makes sense (and is doable) but I just can’t wrap my head around what you’re describing.
You want to know if you can execute a script from within the content panel in wp?
Here is a great site you might find what you are trying to do:
Okay, here is an example: there is a PHP file which someone buys off CodeCanyon, it is an image gallery, but it is a very complex image gallery with many features. All of it’s files are stored in it’s own directory called ”/image_gallery/”. It has it’s own admin panel and everything which is accessed completely seperately from the main wordpress site by going to the address http://site.com/image_gallery/admin/
If someone wants to display the image gallery on a PHP page, they would add the php code:
<?php include("/image_gallery/php/display.php"); showGallery("animals"); ?>
...so a full page might look like this:
<html> <head> <title>Image Gallery - Animals</title> </head> <body> <?php include("/image_gallery/php/display.php"); showGallery("animals"); ?> </body> </html>
So that’s how someone would incorporate the file in a basic php page.
NOTE : my file is not an image gallery, I’m using an image gallery as an example, but it does use this method to be incorporated in a page.
So, what I’m saying is, if I had a wordpress site, and I had a page where I would like to display the gallery, and I had to include a seperate php file and initiate a function, and wanted it to be in the main area of the page… Is it possible, and is it easy for any buyer to do it if they wanted to use this image gallery in their wordpress website.
i think yes. I’ve bought the Simple Newsletter System and managed to include it in my custom sidebar just by include(‘newsletter.php’).
I don’t think Wordpress will allow you to execute any php that is not hard coded into the template files without first installing a plugin like Exec-php
Yeah… that’s been my experience too… the user would need to use the plugin…
However, asking users to add php ( especially those who don’t understand php ) might be a bad idea, as it can easily be screwed up… I’d look into finding away around that… maybe using Custom Fields or something, not sure as it’s hard to tell how exactly your UI flow works…