CM Video Lessons Manager (CMVLM) - Admin - Shortcodes


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TIP: What Are Shortcodes

Shortcodes add dynamic content to your site via a small piece of code. Learn more: Shortcodes - How To Use

What are Shortcodes

Shortcodes are codes the admin inputs in the Back-End that are replaced by live content in the Front-End. For instance, a plugin might have the shortcode [date] that will be transformed in the current date whenever the user accesses the post.

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In the Admin Panel → CM Video Lessons Manager Pro  Shortcodes page, there is a list of available shortcodes for the Video Lessons Manager plugin. This article will describe each shortcode and its parameters.

Payment Shortcodes

If you have the Payments add-on enabled, you can also use subscription shortcodes CM Video Lessons EDD Payments (CMEDDPAY) - Shortcodes


General Playlist

Shortcode format[cmvl-playlist view="playlist|tiles" layout="left|right|bottom|nomenu" course="id|slug" lesson="id|slug" video=id navbar=1 searchbar=1 linksbar=1 ajax=1 urlsearch=0 maxwidth=0]

Use: Shows the list of available videos on a specific lesson or course

  • Option to turn off the linksbar, navbar and searchbar and ajax for enabling/disabling Ajax calls.
  • Set the maximum playlist width in pixels by parameter maxwidth (0 means it's disabled).
  • With view attribute admin can set specific videos positioning for each playlist: tiles or playlist (list of videos).
  • Also with layout attribute admin can decide where to display the video list (only if using view=playlist) - left, right or bottom.
  • Urlsearch is used for the developers to allow searching a keyword passed by the URL parameter.

Single Video

Shortcode format[cmvl-playlist video=id]

Use: Displays only a single player for a specific video ID. You can use all other attributes described before.

Example: [cmvl-playlist video=1581]

Single Lesson

Shortcode format: [cmvl-playlist lesson=id] 

Use: Displays only a single player for a specific lesson ID. You can use all other attributes described before.

Example: [cmvl-playlist lesson=5]

Single Course

Shortcode format[cmvl-playlist course=id] 

Use: Displays only a single player for a specific course ID. You can use all other attributes described before.

Example [cmvl-playlist course=4]

Video List by Course

Shortcode format: [cmvl-videolist course="id" split_by_lesson=0]

Use: Displays the videos according to the course ID. You can also split videos by lesson if you set split_by_lesson to 1.

Lesson List

Shortcode format: [cmvl-lessonlist group_by_course=0]

Use: Display all the lessons. 

  • You can group by course if you set "group_by_course" to 1.

Example: [cmvl-lessonlist group_by_course=1]

Courses List

Shortcode format:[cmvl-courses-list]

Use: Display the courses list. 


  • view - choose the view. if left empty, shows the default list view. Also accepts
    • shop   [cmvl-courses-list view="shop"]
    • square  [cmvl-courses-list view="square"]Note: In the square view, the lock will show if the payments add-on is active and the client adds subscription to the lesson.
    • list   [cmvl-courses-list view="list"]

Catalog of All Open Videos

Shortcode format: [cmvl-video-catalog limit="" paid="yes|no"]

Use: Display the list of all open videos, no matter what courses or lessons they are assigned to

  • limit - How many videos are displayed
  • paid - "yes" to include paid videos, "no" to exclude. Only works when paired with the Payments Add-on.

Example: [cmvl-video-catalog limit="6" paid="no"]


Shortcode format: [cmvl-bookmarks navbar=1 searchbar=1 linksbar=1 ajax=1 view="playlist|tiles"]

Use: Shows the list of all user saved bookmarks with the ability to turn navbar and searchbar off. 

Example [cmvl-bookmarks navbar=1 searchbar=1 linksbar=1 ajax=1 view=playlist]

Learn more: How To - Create a Bookmark Page


Note: this shortcode was introduced in version 3.5.7.

Shortcode format: [cmvl-user-playlist view="playlist|tiles"]

Use: Display user's selected videos playlist.

User Dashboard

Shortcode format: [cmvl-dashboard]

Use: Display user's dashboard divided by tabs. You can modify and create new dashboard tabs in the plugin settings under the Dashboard tab ( read the guide). 


User Statistics

Shortcode format[cmvl-stats]

Use: Shows the user's own statistics about watched lessons. The user can see which lessons he/she watched and what percentage was completed out of the overall.
Only shows lessons the user has already started watching.
Read the specific guide.

  • permalinks - enable links to each video or course with 1 and disable with 0. By default, it's set to 1.


[cmvl-stats permalinks="0"]

[cmvl-stats permalinks="1"]

User Progress

Shortcode format[cmvl-video-progress], [cmvl-lesson-progress], and [cmvl-course-progress].

Use: Display the user's progress (percent) for the video, lesson or progress. 

  • id - Write the id to identify the video, lesson or progress.
  • showtitle - "0" hides the title, "1" shows it.

Example: [cmvl-video-progress id="100" showtitle="1"]

Report About All Users

Shortcode format[cmvl-progress-report]

Use: Display the progress report of all users in the front-end.
You can choose which roles can see it from the settings.


Learn more: CM Video Lessons Manager (CMVLM) - Progress Report - Admin View

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