Recap – shortcodes and people data

This post is a recap for a question that comes up quite often about adding information from either PURE (research@st-andrews) or Symbiosis (School) databases to WordPress sites. I’m going to try to give a summary here, and link to other posts with more detailed information.

The basic idea here is to use ‘shortcodes’ on pages of a synergy wordpress site to pull in information from these data sources.  The shortcodes are instructions added to the page in [square brackets] that are interpreted by WordPress. The particular shortcodes required use a plug-in that I wrote to access various databases and do helpful things with the results.

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