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Custom parser and shortcodes

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Community Member, 2 Posts

12 August 2014 at 7:17am

Edited: 12/08/2014 7:18am

in order to maintain typographic rules for my language I have to use a custom parser for all content. The parser is simple and as such, works fine. It extends TextParser and then is called in templates with $Content.Parse(MyParser).

However, this stops shortcodes from working. Apparently using a custom parser turns off the ShortcodeParser. So how do I use a custom parser without losing shortcodes?

I searched the forums for answers, and the same question was apparently asked 3 years ago here, but was unresolved.


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

14 August 2014 at 11:47pm

This is because the HTML ShortcodeParser is invoked in the forTemplate() method of the HTMLText object.

$Content is a HTMText object so it gets shortcodeparsed.

$Content.Parse(MyParser) is whatever the MyParser::parse() function returns. So if that returns a string, nothing further will happen. Returning a HTMLText object instead will fix this:

class MyParser extends TextParser {
	public function parse() {

		//create some content
		$content = $this->content . "*****************";
		//return as a HTMLText object
		return DBField::create_field('HTMLText', $content);


Community Member, 2 Posts

25 August 2014 at 12:02pm

A late but due thanks, martimiz, this worked perfectly.