Be able to link to my own posts using only their titles —
[internallink post=title] or anything similar.
I found simple example of solving this using shortcodes. But I don’t know, where to put my custom shortcodes definition, so it would be available to any site in my WordPress Network.
I’m always looking into solutions as simple as possible, so I would like to know, if I have to use shortcodes to solve these two tasks or:
Is there an easy way to define global search & replace mechanism, so any occurence of just
-- would be changed to
— in any post or page on any site in the network?
Is there anyway to define global shortcode function, that would convert any
[post title] into link poiting to post titled “Post Title”?
Thank you in advance for any help here?
To have a Network enabled shortcode, you only need a Must Use plugin. Just create the folder
/wp-content/mu-plugins and drop your code there. From the Codex:
- Always-on, no need to enable via admin and users cannot disable by accident.
- Can be enabled simply by uploading file to the mu-plugins directory, without having to log-in.
- Loaded by PHP, in alphabetical order, before normal plugins, meaning API hooks added in an mu-plugin apply to all other plugins
even if they run hooked-functions in the global namespace.
The search and replace issue seems a bit more sensitive and maybe this plugin can be of use: Search and Replace and do it only in the
post_content field. You can also use the filter
the_content, search this site for various examples on how to deal with it.