Let me guess – you just recently purchased the wonderful WPGameList Platforms Extension for WPGamelist, and now you’re here seeking guidance on how to get the most our of your new purchase. What?! You haven’t purchased the WPGameList Platforms Extension!?! Stop everything you’re doing right now and buy the WPGameList Platforms Extensions – otherwise this webpage will fill with nothing but links to the WPGameList Platforms Extension until you do so. Seriously. It will, I promise.
Fine, you called my bluff, that won’t actually happen – however, the quality of your life will severely diminish if you don’t buy the WPGameList Platforms Extension. For those who have, read on ye faithful WPGameList user…
So here’s the most basic, barebones way of using the WPGameList Platforms Extension:
You can see the output of that shortcode below…
Placing that shortcode wherever shortcodes work on your website will display your default Game Library, organized by platform. The width of the Platforms view should be as wide as the rest of the content on your page – it shouldn’t be any different from say, a paragraph of text or, if you’ve placed this in a sidebar, the total width of that sidebar.
Speaking of width, if you’d like to specify exactly how wide your Platform view should be, use the default Platforms shortcode with the ‘Width’ argument (I know, crazy right!?):
You can see the output of this shortcode below – a narrower instance of the output above…
This shortcode will output the same Platform view as the shortcode from above, pulling games in from your default Game Library, but with a width of 70% – so roughly speaking, if you also have a full-width paragraph of text on the page you’ve placed this shortcode on, then this Platforms view will be about 70% of the width of that paragraph of text.
Let’s say you wanted to pull games from a different Game Library – simply use the ‘table’ argument like so:
The output above is the same kind of awesome content you’ve come to expect from the WPGameList Platforms Extension, but this time its pulling games from my sample ‘zelda’ Library (kinda sorta the best video game series in existence by the way!)
Just one more thing to discuss – the auto-converting of existing WPGameList Game Libraries to ‘Platform’ Libraries if the visitor viewing your website is doing so from a mobile device. Below this paragraph I’ve placed the regular WPGameList shortcode we’ve all come to know and love oh-so-much. For brevity’s sake, I’m using my much smaller ‘zelda’ Library.
Search By: Title Author Category
Total Games: 11
Total Platforms: 14
Total Genres: 4
Total Publishers: 3
"A man chooses. a slave obeys. " - BioShock
If you’re reading this post on a desktop or laptop, you should see a regular ‘ol WPGameList Library above, but if you’re on a mobile device, you should see the output above automatically converted to the Platforms view provided by the WPGameList Platforms Extension. To enable this auto-converting magic, just check the box that reads “Enable Auto-Converting to ‘Platforms’ View” on the ‘Platforms’ menu page. Below is a screenshot:
That’s it! Now you’re a WPGameList Platforms Master!