This documentation covers the setup and installation of the EDD Advanced Shortcodes Plugin. Through this, you’ll going to make use of some great advantages and features from the available shortcodes brought by this plugin. Read the complete information of this plugin right here.

Once you acquire a copy of this plugin, just follow the steps below on how to set up and install properly for it to work on your web store. Moreover, it is very simple and fast, so you don’t have to worry!


Setup and Installation

a) First, install the EDD Advanced Shortcodes in your Easy Digital Downloads website. You can either upload the plugin via File upload or via FTP into the plugin folder.

Installing the EDD Advanced Shortcode plugin

b) After that, the plugin is ready for use. Next, go to Pages and Add new or select which one you like to edit. Finally, you will then see that a text editor where you have to use one of the plugin’s shortcode. For this example, we have used our newest Carousel Shortcode.

Carousel Shortcode

c) After that, click on the Update button. Now, you can view the page that will turns out like this.

Viewing the carousel shortcode in any of your blog and page post.

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Additional Shortcodes

After having successfully installed and set up this EDD Advanced Shortcodes Plugin, we can now proceed with these powerful shortcodes available. These shortcodes enables you to present and have a list of your products in four different ways, and in the most optimal manner, depending on your web store’s needs. Simply insert and add this shortcode anywhere on your chosen blog post or page where you wanted to place your product list, it’s all up to you.

Now, you can see the following shortcodes that you can make use of along some detailed explanations on what is it about, how to modify and customize it.


1) Most Downloaded Products

This shortcode will present your most downloaded products on any page or blog post on your website. It presents your visitors with a list of your bestselling products. Put this shortcode anywhere on your blog posts or pages to present your visitors with product which you know sell well.

[edd-advanced-shortcode-downloads order="asc" orderby="earnings" columns="3" number="3" pagination="true"]

Below shows how this shortcode appears once inserted to any of you blog post or page.

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Shortcode Options

The following are the shortcode attributes you can modify depending on the form of a product list you would want to appear in your page, along with the options and values available for each.

orderby: You can choose here according to what category you would want the order of your products to show. Available values are:

  • price
  • title
  • sales
  • earnings, id
  • random
  • post__in
  • Default Value: post_date

order: After indicating in which category you want to show your products, in here, you can choose whether to show it in an ascending or descending order. The values are either “asc” or “desc”.

columns: Specify here the number of product columns you want to see your products.

number: Specify here the number of product to display in your list.

pagination: If you have a lot of products to display, you may enable a paging feature to your list. The values are either “true” or “false”.

ids: If you wish to only show specific specific products to be listed, insert this attribute to your shortcode with the values of your chosen products. For example: ids=”1234,1235,1236″

category: You can choose to include some category IDs to show in your product list.

tags: You can choose to include some tag IDs to show in your product list.

exclude_ids: If you wish to exclude some products IDs to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

exclude_category: If you wish to exclude some category IDs to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

exclude_tags: If you wish to exclude some products tag to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

thumbnails: You can also choose whether to show the featured images of the products in display or not. The values are either “true” or “false”.


2) Authors List (Vendors)

This shortcode can be used when your website is setup as multi-vendor marketplace when using Easy Digital Downloads – Frontend Submissions (FES). Here, the shortcode allows you to present a list of all your active vendors present in your digital downloads webstore.

[edd-advanced-shortcode-authors order="DESC" show="active" orderby="sales_value" columns="3" number="3"]

Shortcode Options

The following are the shortcode attributes you can modify depending on the form of a product list you would want to appear in your page, along with the options and values available for each.

orderby: You can choose here according to what category you would want the order of your products to show. Available values are:

  • name
  • username
  • product_count
  • sales_count
  • sales_value
  • id
  • Default is: date_created

order: After indicating in which category you want to show your products, in here, you can choose whether to show it in an ascending or descending order. The values are either “asc” or “desc”.

show: Specify if you want to show authors who have products listed (“active”) or show all authors including those who don’t have products live yet (“all”). If no attribute is set, all authors including inactive ones will be shown.

columns: Specify here the number of product columns you want to see your products.

number: Specify here the number of product to display in your list.

exclude_ids: If you wish to exclude some products IDs to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

thumbnails: You can also choose whether to show the featured images of the products in display or not. The values are either “true” or “false”.


3) Daily Product Picks

This shortcode is used to create a random list of daily products picks. The order of this product selector will change each day and keeps your page fresh and exciting. Especially, search engines like when your page is updated on a daily basis. Let the plugin contribute to these efforts.

[edd-advanced-shortcode-downloads orderby="random" columns="3" number="3" pagination="true"]

Below shows how this shortcode appears once inserted to any of you blog post or page.

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Shortcode Options

The following are the shortcode attributes you can modify depending on the form of a product list you would want to appear in your page, along with the options and values available for each.

orderby: You can choose here according to what category you would want the order of your products to show. The only available value is: orderby=”random”

columns: Specify here the number of product columns you want to see your products.

number: Specify here the number of product to display in your list.

pagination: If you have a lot of products to display, you may enable a paging feature to your list. The values are either “true” or “false”.

thumbnails: You can also choose whether to show the featured images of the products in display or not. The values are either “true” or “false”.


4) Product list in a carousel or slider form

This shortcode is to give you a solution to present a carousel of select products on any post or page of your website. The  carousel offers a more animated, eye-candy display of your products of your digital downloads webstore and will entice your visitors to checkout also other pages of your website.

[edd-advanced-shortcode-carousel order="desc" orderby="earnings" columns="12" number="9" pagination="false" auto_play=true speed_second=2]

Below shows how this shortcode appears once inserted to any of you blog post or page.

Shortcode Options

The following are the shortcode attributes you can modify depending on the form of a product list you would want to appear in your page, along with the options and values available for each.

orderby: You can choose here according to what category you would want the order of your products to show. The only available value is:

  • price
  • title
  • sales
  • earnings
  • id
  • random
  • post__in
  • Default is: post_date

order: After indicating in which category you want to show your products, in here, you can choose whether to show it in an ascending or descending order. The values are either “asc” or “desc”.

ids: If you wish to only show specific specific products to be listed, insert this attribute to your shortcode with the values of your chosen products.

category: You can choose to include some category IDs to show in your product list.

tags: You can choose to include some tag IDs to show in your product list.

exclude_ids: If you wish to exclude some products IDs to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

exclude_category: If you wish to exclude some category IDs to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

exclude_tags: If you wish to exclude some products tag to be shown on your list, insert this attribute to your shortcode.

thumbnails: You can also choose whether to show the featured images of the products in display or not. The values are either “true” or “false”.

columns: Specify here the number of product columns you want to see your products.

number: Specify here the number of product to display in your list.

pagination: If you have a lot of products to display, you may enable a paging feature to your list.
The values are either “true” or “false”.

auto_play: Great feature of this shortcode is that it has this attribute that let’s you whether to enable the autoplay of the slider list or not. The values are either “true” or “false”.

speed_second: If the auto_play is enabled, you may set the number of seconds of the autoplay speed through this attribute.


5) Vendor list in a carousel or slider form

This shortcode lets you to present a carousel display of your vendors on any post or page of your website. By using this, you can give your customers an idea of who are your active vendors in an animated, rotating carousel display.

[edd-advanced-shortcode-authors-carousel order=”DESC” orderby=”sales_value” columns=”3″ number=”20″ auto_play=”true” speed_second=3]

Shortcode Options

The following are the shortcode attributes you can modify depending on the form of a product list you would want to appear in your page, along with the options and values available for each.

orderby: You can choose here according to what category you would want the order of your products to show. Available values are:

  • name
  • username
  • product_count
  • sales_count
  • sales_value
  • id
  • Default is: date_created

order: After indicating in which category you want to show your products, in here, you can choose whether to show it in an ascending or descending order. The values are either “asc” or “desc”.

columns: Specify here the number of product columns you want to see your products.

number: Specify here the number of product to display in your list.

auto_play: Great feature of this shortcode is that it has this attribute that let’s you whether to enable the autoplay of the slider list or not. The values are either “true” or “false”.

speed_second: If the auto_play is enabled, you may set the number of seconds of the autoplay speed through this attribute.

And there you have it! See how easy and simple to work on and use this EDD Advanced Shortcode Plugin to present a much better display and view of your product list for your web store. Now it’s time to try it for yourself. Get yours now!


Support and Help

We hope this explanation was useful on how to install, setup and use the EDD Advanced Shortcodes Plugin. If there is anything that you’re confused about or if you run into any problems, please don’t hesitate to Contact us. We will get right to you and help you with the best we can as soon as possible.


Plugin Meta Data

  • Current Version 1.0.9
  • WordPress: Tested up to Version 5.2.1
  • Easy Digital Downloads: Tested up to Version 2.9.16