GedShow creates a shortcode to display the contents of an uploaded gedcom file to display…
GedShow is a simple WordPress plugin that allows the uploading of a gedcom file to a WordPress website. Once the plugin is installed there is a new menu item in the Admin menu panel on the website entitled Gedshow. On clicking this menu option a file upload dialog page is displayed allowing you to browse your computer for your gedcom file and then upload it. Once the gedcom file has been uploaded some of the data is extracted from it and loaded into the WordPress database. The uploaded information can then be displayed on a page using a shortcode.
The first shortcode is [gedshow], as usual the shortcode should be typed in lowercase and surrounded by square brackets. This displays a list of all the surnames in the database with a count of the number of records who have that surname in brackets next to the surname. The surname is displayed on a button, clicking on this button then shows the first and surname of all those individuals of the surname clicked and hides the all surnames records, again the names are displayed on a button. Clicking on this new button shows the individual record of that person. Currently occupations, birth, baptism, death, burial, residence and occupation dates and places are shown. If the individual had children a ‘show tree’ button is displayed, clicking this button shows a graphical tree of the family below the marriage details. The names of the spouse and children of the individual are links and clicking on any of these changes the display of fact to that new individuals details.
The second shortcode is [surname sn=”smith”]. Replace smith with the surname of your choice within double quotes (ensuring that the surname exists in your gedcom). This shortcode then displays the data as above.
When first and surnames are shown on either the button or in the heading for individual records the sex of the individual is shown after the surname using the unicode symbols, ♂ for male and ♀ for female.
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Upload the GedShow plugin to your site and activate as normal.
Select the Gedshow option in the admin panel.
Upload your gedcom file.
Enter the shortcode on a page.
Yes, just go to the media browser and delete as usual. It is no longer needed by the plugin.
Yes, just upload it again, the old entries in the plugin database will be deleted and the contents of the uploaded gedcom file will take its place.
Yes, the colours and styles can be changed using Custom CSS. The style of the button is dictated by the browser and theme but these can be changed with Custom CSS but may need the !important tag added.
– Children in tree now have links to display their data as the focus individual
Release date – 5 January 2019