Is there a way to edit a shortcode so that a profile being used in a form appears properly on a page? The default mode that appears is a little funky.

Screenshot of weird formatting for profile

Thanks! +Josh

  • It looks like this question is specific to WordPress so I've added that tag. Apr 26, 2016 at 15:52
  • It would be helpful if you could provide a bit more detail about what the problem is and how you would like the form to look. It may be a question of editing your stylesheet (CSS) rather than the shortcode. Apr 26, 2016 at 15:53

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It looks like you are wishing the profile snippet (on the left) looked more like the form on the right. You can achieve this by modifying your site's css file to style the profile snippet. Add a border, background color, change the font, hide the cancel button, widen the label column, etc. If you're unfamiliar with css, there are many good tutorials on the internet, and firebug is your friend.

To make the labels read like the one on the right, go into the civicrm admin area and edit those fields in the profile to remove "(given" and "(family" from the labels if you wish.

  • Excellent, thank you for this @Coleman. Will check out the css file and see if I can find what needs to be changed.
    – Josh Lange
    May 4, 2016 at 7:57

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