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BeliefMedia Simple Accordion

This documentation supports an article on our blog introducing how to include basic accordions on your website that reference various post types, and include excerpts of post content. This is an abbreviated version of the plugin clients enjoy, which is used mainly to support the inclusion of FAQs into their website. The plugin is limited in its functionality but still includes a large number of features.

The accordions are introduced on our blog in an article titled "Simple Accordion FAQ and Links in WordPress".


The plugin requires BeliefMedia Core. The Core plugin enables updates, but will also register you with an API Key. If you do not wish basic registration details sent to us upon registration then please do not download the plugin. You should also ideally download and install BeliefMedia Simple Cache to take advantage of the caching feature.

The Result

The most common use of the shortcode is to return a number of posts associated with a particular category. For example, [bm_accordion term="finance"] returns the following:

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We've actually included the attributes of margin_bottom="30" hover="#B6B6B6" selected="#C9C9C9" color_selected="000000" number="10" to alter the appearance, and limit the number of results to just 10 articles.

In the next example we'll use the accordion as if it were part of a series or similar where numbering might be required. Using default styling, and limiting results to just 5 results, the shortcode of [bm_accordion cpt="post" taxonomy="category" term="api" number="5" icon="0"] (note the icon attribute of '0' - this creates numbering).

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The plugin is very lightweight as it's rendered with just CSS and a few lines of code. There are no JavaScript dependencies or libraries.

Shortcode Attributes

The following attributes may be used to alter the appearance of the accordion. Note that the style is inline; not ideal... but it works.


The color of the accordion text. Defaults to #FBFBFB.


The accordion title color when that accordion is selected and opened. Defaults to #FBFBFB.


The colour of the accordion panel when hovering over with your mouse cursor.


The colour of the accordion panel when selected and opened. The above color_selected attribute should be in contrast.


The number of words to include in the accordion excerpt. Defaults to 55.


The height of the accordion panel. Defaults to 40.


The more attribute alters the "Learn More" text that will navigate the user to the destination page.


The icon to use for each accordion. Limited in the general plugin, you should generally use a HTML attribute or font awesome icon.


If you're a Yabber user that is using this plugin on a website that doesn't have the BM Plugin installed, you may still retrieve custom stylistic profile with the profile attribute (so all others can be ignored).


The post type. Defaults to 'post'. In the BM plugin it will default to 'faq'. Can generally be left with the default setting.


The taxonomy type. Defaults to category. Can generally be left with the default setting.


The field that will be queried. This is set to slug and generally shouldn't be altered.


The term or a comma-delimited string of terms to query. This is the slug associated with a category, so it might look like term="cat-1,cat-2,cat-3".


The margin under the accordion container. Defaults to 30.


THa margin above the accordion container. Defaults to 30.


The number of results to return. By default it returns everything... not a great idea. You can limit with number="10.


The length of the title in the accordion. The title won't overlap (yet) so you should truncate to fit titles in each accordion container.


If Simple Cache is installed you may cache the results. This is a sensible idea as it minimises the load of your DB.

Change Log

Version 0.1, July 20, 2021
Initial basic plugin. Intended mainly to demonstrate how Belief's FAQ system is used.

  • Initial: New plugin. Returns a simple accordion of posts or any post category with shortcode. Use [bm_accordion term="category_slug_here"]. Refer plugin page for usage details.


Please note that the BeliefMedia Core plugin is required before this plugin will activate or function.

Title: BeliefMedia Simple Accordion
Description: The accordion shortcode will return an accordion of your website posts or other post types. Various stylistic attributes apply. Client should not use this plugin as the feature is built into the default website FAQ module.
  Download • Version 0.1, 2.8K, zip, Category: WordPress Plugins (BeliefMedia Client Plugins)
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