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Can I use an author email shortcode in Elementor Pro form?



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I have tried this with Piotnet and Elementor Pro forms, to no avail.

I have a custom post type, properties, set up on

I want to include a form on a single property template that sends to the author of the page. In other words, a real estate agent posts a listing on the site and the form automatically sets up that real estate agent's registered email address as the recipient of the query of a form.

I created a custom user called agent, then I created a shortcode using the following code:

add_shortcode('agent_email', 'email_shortcode_handler', true);
function email_shortcode_handler ( $atts ){global $post;
    //get author email:
    $agent_mail = get_the_author_meta( 'user_email' , $post->post_author );
    return $agent_mail;

Then I placed the shortcode, [agent_email], into the (To) email field.

Sticking the shortcode onto a page displays the email address, which proves that the shortcode is correct.

But when I try to send the Elementor form, I get the following message:
Server error. Form not sent.

Is there anyone who can tell me what the problem is?

I asked Elementor support, but they've not gotten back to me yet.

Piotnet support simply tells me there's no problem with their form.


New Member
This is a limitation of Elementor core.
GitHub issue reference- https://github[dot]com/elementor/elementor/issues/10967.

By the way, you can try a plugin like "WP User Frontend (https://wordpress[dot]org/plugins/wp-user-frontend/)" to manage your CPT listing form and other stuff, including multiple emails in "to."

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