If you have troubles since the update to WordPress 4.5 please read this post before opening a new thread.
Hi there. I have the following contact info in a text widget on my contact page and am trying to make the emails a link – but the HTML tag isn’t working. Below is what I have and on the front end – there is no link. I also tried to add shortcodes (a button) to the widget but it doesn’t stick.
Elizabeth Lutz, Shore Fire Media
Debbie Grunbaum, WhyHunger
For media inquiries and to request press credentials for the event, please contact:
Debbie Grunbaum at 212-629-0853 or
I think text widget will work if you use normal html tags. However, shortcodes won’t work on them. Try to use: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-php-widget/ and you can do this to execute the shortcode:
<?php echo do_shortcode('[gallery]'); ?>
Just replace the gallery shortcode. Hope this helps. :)
Thanks – bu the HTML is not appearing. would you mind taking a look at it? Let me know where I can email you my login. I have the above in the widget but the links do not display. Thanks
The topic ‘Shortcodes and HTML links in Widgets’ is closed to new replies.