Before starting PMPro, Jason and I did a lot of custom website development. In our consulting work, we regularly used a shortcode I wrote to pull in titles and excerpts of a page’s children, with lots of attributes and display options to control the output. We call this shortcode [memberlite_subpagelist] and have included it in the Memberlite theme.
How it Works
The basic idea of the shortcode is to shows a list of a given page’s subpages in the order you define. It allows you to easily create a “digest” page of content, that is dynamically drawn based on the hierarchy of pages defined. If a URL changes, you update a page title, or change the body content of a page, there’s no need to go back and update your digest page: the shortcode handles this all for you.
We use this shortcode on almost every top level menu page here at Memberlite. The documentation page shows the 3 column DIV layout and the Memberlite Theme demo’s color schemes page shows a three column grid with thumbnail only.
The shortcode includes attributes for customizing the display, selecting or excluding pages, defining the page list sort order and “orderby” element.
You can also set the output to include or hide the page’s feature image, and define the size of the image from the default image sizes of WordPress (“thumbnail”, “medium”, “large” and “full”).
This version also includes a XSS security patch and a couple of bug fixes related to theme customizations, shortcodes, and proper use of Paid Memberships Pro pricing filters on the membership levels page.
The XSS vulnerability was do to echoing an improperly escaped version of the search query string in the header/h1 area of the page. If you need to manually patch this, you can edit inc/extras.php and change the following section around line 305.
The full list of updates is below.
ENHANCEMENT: Support added for dark background via customizer setting and additional dark.css
BUG: Fixing issue with shortcode thumbnail size setting
BUG: Header text color fix in customizer
SECURITY: Fixed XSS issue with the h1 display of search queries.
BUG: Removed pmpro_content_filter from banner description so it is not duplicated in post content.
BUG: Fixing issue where archvies and index weren’t showing full the_content when set in customizer.
ENHANCEMENT: Updating Title of Contents and general stylesheet formatting improvements.
ENHANCEMENT: Added post_parent and thumbnail_size attributes to shortcode.
ENHANCEMENT: Improved memberlite_getLevelCost function to respect price formatting filters in Paid Memberships Pro.
ENHANCEMENT: Added masthead banner background image support to front-page template.
ENHANCEMENT: Added customizer settings for primary navigation bar background color and link color.
ENHANCEMENT: Added ‘scheme_SCHEMENAME’ to body classes array when an included color scheme is selected in customizer.’
ENHANCEMENT: Improved formatting for comments, nested comments, pingbacks and trackbacks