What is a [shortcode]?

For creating macros to be use in a posts content (sic)


  • A shortcode is something that you type into a page, post or elsewhere on your website.
  • When the page is displayed the shortcode magically produces the stuff you want it to produce.
  • You don’t have to type zillions of lines of code.
  • It should produce quality HTML, styling and, if required jQuery.
  • Shortcodes save you time.

A shortcode is a simple hook that enables you to call a PHP function by adding something such as [shortcode] to a post or a page

  • Professional WordPress plugin development (p.2)
  • WordPress.com shortcodes
  • WordPress.org – shortcodes
  • WordPress.org Shortcode API
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