All my WordPress pages have completely different headers (through a plugin). However, I need to get the Search for Volunteer Opportunities form in CiviVolunteer to appear on a WordPress page in order to change its header.

Is there a shortcode to do this? If this is not possible, how would I go about giving the form its own header?

  • Still unable to accomplish above. Also, no Volunteer Opportunities form shows up for non-logged-in users, even though the have the proper permissions. Only a header, footer, sidebar, and nothing in between. I tried the clean URL's suggestion below, but, it doesn't allow me to place Volunteer Opportunities on an actual WordPress page. – Día Mar 28 at 19:37

No, there is not a shortcode available, but I'm not sure either that it isn't trivial to enable one.

But, I suspect it is not necessary for what you are trying to acomplish.

Have you enabled clean URL's for your CiviCRM install?


After you do that, the sign-up page should be displayed with your wordpress front-end theme: http://example.org/civicrm/vol/#/volunteer/opportunities

Be sure to note the permissions required: https://docs.civicrm.org/volunteer/en/latest/sign-up-form/

I think this would enable your custom plugin to display its headers.


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  • I just implemented the cleaner URLs, checked permissions, cleared caches. Header shows up fine as you expected. However, now, for the Available Volunteer Opportunities page, I only have a header and a footer (and a sidebar). No Volunteer Opportunities form. I can see the form, complete with headers and footers only when I'm signed in to WordPress. – Día Mar 18 at 18:55
  • If it looks right when you are signed in, that sounds like a permissions issue. I would confirm the access Ajax API permission. – ginkgoMZD Mar 18 at 19:04
  • Permissions were confirmed. I read somewhere else that the example.org/civicrm/vol/#/volunteer/opportunities url is for Drupal. I am using WordPress 5.3.2 with CiviCRM 5.22.1. – Día Mar 26 at 18:19

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