All it takes to add Series Engine content on any Page or Post on your site is to add a simple shortcode. Whether you want to get going fast with the simple shortcode or completely customize the content that is displayed on each page, Series Engine does all of the grunt work for you in a matter of seconds! Follow the instructions below to get started.
If you're looking to get started quick, select and edit a Page where you want to display your Series Engine media browser, and simply enter the [seriesengine] shortcode in the Page's content. Save your changes and view the Page in a browser window to see your first Series Engine embed in action!
The basic shortcode displays the most recent Message and related content from only the Primary Series Type (as specified in "Settings > Series Engine"). If you want to display other content, follow the instructions below to generate a custom shortcode.
Custom shortcodes unlock the full potential of the Series Engine plugin. Our Custom Shortcode Generator features dozens of powerful options that give you complete control of Series Engine content for every page of your site.
Navigate to "Series Engine > Get Shortcodes > Generate Custom Shortcode," and follow the wizard to generate a radically customized shortcode in a matter of seconds. Copy-and-paste the shortcode into any Page or Post, and you can embed your Series Engine content exactly how you want it.
Series Engine's Custom Shortcode Builder allows you to embed your content according to the following criteria:
Select the content you would like to display, and it the wizard will move on to the next step.
Series Types are an admin-only (not visible to your visitors) organizational tool that allow you to display different groups of content on different Pages and Posts throughout your site. They allow users to easily group content like Sunday Morning Messages, Student Messages, and Women's Messages, and embed only those content types in certain scenarios.
When you generate a Custom Shortcode, you can choose to embed content from one Series Type, or All Series Types in step two of the wizard.
This is where Series Engine's Custom Shortcode Generator gets really powerful. The array of options in the wizard's final step give you full control over these parts of the Series Engine media browser:
Once you've made your selections in the final step of the wizard, click "Generate Code" and copy-and-paste the shortcode into a Page or a Post to display your Series Engine content just how you like it.