Create a Custom Shortcode in Essential Grid

Create a shortcode using PHP and a PHP function that can read the Post ID and returns anything into the grid item.

The example below will show you how to create a shortcode that displays a date on the grid items with different date format.

1. Add the following code to your theme’s “functions.php” file.

function tp_custom_shortcode( $atts ) {
    $p = shortcode_atts( array(
        'id' => 0
    ), $atts );
//set your preferred time format
$h_time = get_post_time( 'l, F j, Y', false, $p['id'] );
return $h_time;
add_shortcode( 'custom_time_format', 'tp_custom_shortcode' );

2. Edit the grid skin and insert the shortcode into a Text/HTML layer.

[custom_time_format id=%post_id%]
Create a Custom Shortcode in Essential Grid

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