How to Install and Setup CPO Shortcodes for WordPress

Posted OnApr 29, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Hello and welcome to the CPO Shortcodes WordPress Plugin guide. CPO Shortcodes is a great plugin which allows you to add plenty of multimedia elements to the pages of your website via a shortcode pack that features over 30 different elements, including columns, buttons, email optin forms and much more.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on Plugins


Step 3) From the Installed Plugins page, click on Add New at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on Add New from the dropdown menu under Plugins on the sidebar.


Step 4) On the Add Plugins page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.


Step 5) From the Search Results page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked Install Now. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked More Details


Step 6) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click Activate Plugin


Step 7) Once activated, you will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.


Step 8) Once your plugin is installed, go to Settings >> CPO Shortcodes from your Admin Panel to find your settings for the plugin. The only setting here is for setting the Shortcode Prefix, which is set as CT, but can be changed to whatever you wish. If you use a prefix, an underscore will be used as a separator.


Step 9) The next step is to start a new post. You can do this by clicking on Posts >> Add New from the Admin Panel.


Step 10) The Shortcode Prefix CT can be seen at the end of the Editing Panel. This is where all of your shortcodes can be found.


Step 11) Click on the CT box to reveal your options, which are set into four categories: Design Elements, Interactive, Content and Layout. Each of those 4 categories have shortcodes related to them. As you can see from the pic below, the Design Elements category includes the likes of Buttons, Focus Boxes, Messages, Progress and more.


Step 12) The next category, Interactive, includes shortcodes that creates items that your users can engage with, including Slideshows, maps, Pricing Tables and email optin forms.


Step 13) Under the category Content, you will find shortcodes that create Lists, Post Lists, Leading Posts and a Dropcap (which makes the first letter of your post huge, like old-school books).


Step 14) The Layout category includes shortcodes that can alter the look of your posts and pages, including Columns (two, three, four and five), Sections, Separators, Animation Effect and more.


This concludes the CPO Shortcodes WordPress plugin guide.

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