How To Display a Goal On Your Website

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Now that you’ve created your Goals, you’ll want to display on your website for your visitors to see. There are many ways to achieve this with Before & After – choose the one that’s best for you.

Option 1: Click the Before & After Button on any Page or Post, and then choose Add Goal

The Before & After button (highlighted with green below) appears above the editor widget on Posts and Pages. Simply click it, choose Add Goal, and follow the instructions in the pop-up window.

Before & After Media Button appearing above WordPress post editor

Option 2: Paste the shortcode into any page or post

Edit any Goal, and you’ll see a Shortcodes meta box on the right hand side. Simply copy the shortcode that you see there, and paste it into any post or page where you’d like the Goal to display.

Shortcodes meta box – appears on the Add/Edit Goal screen:

The shortcode meta box, which appears on the Add/Edit Goal screen

Copy the [goal] shortcode, and paste it into any page or post to display the Goal:

A goal shortcode inserted into the page editor

Option 3: Add the Goal to a menu using the Appearance > Menus screen

You can add a Goal directly to your menus! Just go to the Appearance > Menus area, and add your Goal to any menu just as you would a Page or Post.

Adding a Goal to a website menu using the WordPress menu editor

Option 4: Add the Goal widget to any sidebar or widgetized area

Control the widgets on your sidebar by visiting the Appearance > Widgets menu in WordPress. Here you’ll find the Before & After – Goal widget which you can add to any sidebar to display one of your goals. Great for mailing lists!

Adding a Before & After: Goal widget to the sidebar using the Appearance > Widgets menu

Option 5: Link to the Goal directly

To get the permalink to any Goal, simply edit the Goal, and then click the View Goal in the admin toolbar at the top of the screen.

Editing a Goal and clicking the View Goal link to discover the permalink

Option 6: Output the goal in your theme using WordPress’ do_shortcode function

If you’re a developer and you’d like to output a goal inside a template, simply render the Goal shortcode using WordPress do_shortcode function.

PHP code for inserting a Goal in a template

Code from example :

<?php echo do_shortcode('the '); ?>

Option 7: Contact Support

If you’re having trouble getting your Goals to display with the methods above, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help!