How To Use Shortcode WordPress?

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How do you create a short code?

In this article, you’ve learned that it only takes three simple steps to create a shortcode:

  • Write a regular function that executes the desired custom code.
  • Save the code to your WordPress plugin or theme.
  • Register the shortcode within WordPress.

Where are WordPress shortcodes stored?

Generally, they’re placed into a post or page. However, they can go in any location where you can add code through the WordPress editor, such as a custom post type or a text widget. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that not all shortcodes are this simple.

How do I create a custom shortcode in WordPress?

  1. Step 1: Create the Code. This is where you need to create your functionality.
  2. Step 2: Save the Code (But NOT in the Functions. php File)
  3. Step 3: Include Your Custom PHP File. Now we need to tell WordPress where to find your custom shortcode file.
  4. Step 4: Define Your Shortcode.
  5. Step 5: Add Your Shortcode.

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