Shortcoder — Create Shortcodes for Anything

Description

Shortcoder plugin allows to create a custom shortcodes for HTML, JavaScript and other snippets. Now the shortcodes can be used in posts/pages and the snippet will be replaced in place.

✍ Create shortcodes easily

  1. Give a name for the shortcode
  2. Paste the HTML/JavaScript/CSS as shortcode content
  3. Save !
  4. Now insert the shortcode [sc name="my_shortcode"] in your post/page.
  5. Voila ! You got the HTML/Javascript/CSS in your post.

✨ Features

  • Create custom shortcodes easily and use them in any place where shortcode is supported.
  • Have any HTML, Javascript, CSS as Shortcode content.
  • Insert: Custom parameters in shortcode
  • Insert: WordPress parameters in shortcode
  • Multiple editors: Code, Visual and text modes.
  • Globally disable the shortcode when not needed.
  • Disable shortcode on desktop, mobile devices.
  • A button in post editor to pick the shortcodes to insert.
  • Supports Gutenberg.

🎲 An example usage

  1. Create a shortcode named “adsenseAd” in the Shortcoder admin page.
  2. Paste the adsense code in the box given and save it.
  3. Use [sc name="adsenseAd"] in your posts and pages.
  4. Tada !!! the ad code is replaced and it appears in the post.
  5. Now you can edit the ad code at one place and the code is updated in all the locations where the shortcode is used.

Similarly shortcodes can be created for frequently used snippets.

You can also add custom parameters (like %%id%%) inside the snippets, and change it’s value like [sc name="youtube" id="GrlRADfvjII"] when using them.

Using in block editor

Though shortcodes can be used in any place manually, Shortcoder provides below options to select and insert the shortcodes created easily when working with the block editor.

  • Shortcoder block
  • Toolbar button to select and insert shortcodes inline (under “more”)

Links

Screenshots

  • Shortcoder admin page.
  • Editing a shortcode.
  • "Insert shortcode" popup to select and insert shortcodes.
  • A shortcode inserted into post.
  • Shortcoder block for Gutenberg editor.
  • Shortcoder executed in the post.
  • Insert shortcode inline from block editor toolbar.

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Shortcoder — Create Shortcodes for Anything

Installation

  1. Extract the zipped file and upload the folder Shortcoder to to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Open the admin page from the “Shortcoder” link in the navigation menu.

FAQ

Please visit the plugin documentation page for complete list of FAQs.

What are the allowed characters for shortcode name ?

Allowed characters are alphabets, numbers, hyphens and underscores.

My shortcode is not working in my page builder !

Please check with your page builder plugin to confirm if the block/place/area where the shortcode is being used can execute shortcodes. If yes, then shortcode should work fine just like regular WordPress shortcodes.

My shortcode is not working !

Please check the following if you notice that the shortcode content is not printed or when the output is not as expected.

  • Please verify if the shortcode content is printed. If shortcode content is not seen printed, check the shortcode settings to see if any option is enabled to restrict where and when shortcode is printed. Also confirm if the shortcode name is correct and there is no duplicate name attribute for the shortcode.
  • If shortcode is printed but the output is not as expected, please try the shortcode content in an isolated environment and confirm if the shortcode content is working correctly as expected. Sometimes it might be external factors like theme, other plugin might conflict with the shortcode content being used.
  • There is a known limitation in shortcodes API when there is a combination of unclosed and closed shortcodes. Please refer this document for more information.

Can I insert PHP code in shortcode content ?

No, right now the plugin supports only HTML, Javascript and CSS as shortcode content.

Reviews

22 2253 September 2253 000000 2021
This plugin is causing WordPress content to hide, I have multiple posts and whenever my post hit over 900 words this plugin start hiding stuff as I am using it to show some link within those posts
17 1739 September 1739 000000 2021
Incredibly powerful plugin with great support. Creator listened to my feedback and fixed a tiny bug.
10 1010 August 1010 000000 2021
Thank you for taking the time to create such an awesome plugin 🙂 the shortcodes are really useful
7 0714 August 0714 000000 2021
I know html and css, but I don't know a single thing about PHP. Before, I used to have different shortcode plugins installed just to have different ready-to-use elements on my site. But ever since I started using Shortcoder, I found that I can now make my own shortcodes with custom CSS and less bloat. Thanks so much to the developer for this plugin! Hope you'll always keep this updated with future versions of wordpress
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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcoder — Create Shortcodes for Anything” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

5.6

  • New: Shortcodes available to copy/insert are now closed by default.
  • Fix: Custom parameter value 0 is not displayed.
  • Fix: Support for WordPress 5.8

5.5

  • New: General settings page to configure default editor and shortcode content.
  • New: Block to insert shortcode rewritten from scratch.
  • New: Toolbar button to insert shortcodes inline.
  • New: Shortcodes are now closed by default when inserted from editor.
  • Fix: Custom fields parsing issue when they are placed next to each other.
  • Fix: Enclosed content in block input now retains multi-line.
  • Fix: Minor refinements to UI.

5.4

  • New: Code editor is now loaded locally and not from cloudflare.
  • New: Code editor now shows hints and highlights any syntax error.
  • New: Hyphens can now be used in shortcode custom parameters.
  • Fix: Handle scenario where shortcode attribute is received as a string sometimes.
  • Fix: Notice where wp_localize_script was called incorrectly.
  • Fix: Handle scenario where HTML is passed as shortcode parameter.
  • New: WordPress requirement changed from 4.4 to 4.9

5.3.4

  • New: Tested with WordPress 5.6
  • Fix: Handle warning with trim while fetching page metadata at some pages.

5.3.3

  • New: Support for post slug as the new shortcode parameter under WordPress information.
  • New: Codemirror has been updated to latest version.
  • Fix: Handle code editor loading issue when there is any collision.
  • Fix: Handle input fields which have empty id attribute.
  • Fix: Handle issue of $post object being undefined at some cases.
  • Fix: Renamed usages of __class__ to __CLASS__

5.3.2

  • New: In code editor, shortcodes will be highlighted and code editor font size is slightly bigger.

5.3.1

  • New: Code editor is now made the default editor.
  • Fix: Minor changes to admin UI.

5.3

  • New: Added support for underscores in custom parameters.
  • New: Getting ready for internationalization of the plugin.
  • Fix: Insert shortcode popup shows duplicate available parameters in case of same parameter with different case.

5.2.1

  • Fix: Custom parameters being not replaced in some scenarios.
  • Fix: Minor enhancement to insert custom parameter form.

5.2

  • New: Default values can now be provided to custom parameters.
  • Fix: Script tags, custom field placeholder and backslash being stripped after saving the shortcode sometimes.
  • Fix: Rel attribute being modified for links.
  • New: Added “Manage shortcodes” link to plugin list page for easy access after activation.

5.1

  • New: Import/Export link added to the shortcoder list page.
  • Fix: empty() was throwing error at some places for users using PHP 5.5 below as function return value was passed to it.
  • Fix: Shortcoder QTTags button was loading in frontends.
  • Fix: “Insert shortcode” popup was hidden behind in theme customizer page.
  • Fix: array_key_exists array but bool given warning.
  • Fix: Hide comments metabox in shortcode edit page as it was shown in certain conditions.

5.0.4

  • Fix: script and style tags stripped after 4.x upgrade. New migration will run in this version and shortcode content will now be fixed.

5.0.3

  • Fix: Shortcode content is not escaped when code editor is used. This is requirement because post_content behaves strangely when user has rich editing enabled.

5.0.2

  • Fix: Shortcodes inside shortcode content not getting executed.
  • Fix: Disable Gutenberg block for older not supported WordPress versions.

5.0.1

  • Fix: Code editor escaping HTML characters.
  • Fix: get_current_screen() undefined.
  • Fix: Code editor breaks if there is any other plugin which loads codemirror.
  • Fix: tools.php is not found.

5.0

  • New: Brand new version. Plugin rewritten from scratch.
  • New: Shortcoder block for the block editor.

4.4

  • New: Insert shortcode automatically adds “closing tag” if the shortcode has enclosed content parameter.
  • Fix: Codemirror has been updated to latest version.

4.3

  • New: Edit shortcode name after creating.
  • New: Post modified date parameter added.
  • Fix: Date parameters now display in site language.

4.2

  • Fix: Some plugins fail to fire onload JS event since it was overwritten by shortcoder.
  • Fix: Javascript in insert shortcode popup not working in IE 11.
  • Fix: Missing parenthesis while calling is_year.
  • Fix: Widgets page not loading insert shortcode popup.
  • Fix: Removed settings emoji icon from plugin actions list.
  • Fix: Load latest version 5.42.0 of codemirror.
  • Fix: Updated minimum required WordPress version.

4.1.9

  • Fix: Minor UI refinements for better experience.
  • Fix: Import error where some exported JSON files have 0 as EOF.

4.1.8

  • New: Insert custom fields in shortcode content.
  • Fix: Removed comments in shortcode output

4.1.7

  • New: Categorize, search and filter shortcodes using “tags”.
  • New: Last used shortcode editor will be saved along with shortcode.
  • New: Enclosed shortcode content can now be used as shortcode parameter.
  • New: Active line highlight has been enabled for code editor.
  • Fix: Codemirror has been updated to latest version.
  • Fix: Minor admin interface enhancements.

4.1.6

  • New: Date variables can noe be added into shortcode content.
  • Fix: Error “trying to get property of non-object” is handled.

4.1.5

  • New: Bloginfo variables can now be added into shortcode content.

4.1.4

  • New: Codemirror powered syntax highlighted shortcode content code editor (beta).

4.1.3

  • Fix: Shortcode names with not-allowed characters cannot be edited/deleted.
  • New: Shortcode imports made can now be fresh or overwritten.
  • New: Only users with manage_options capability will see “edit shortcode” option in insert window.
  • Fix: Import failure with UTF-8 characters.
  • Fix: Case sensitive search in admin pages.
  • Fix: Minor admin interface changes.

4.1.2

  • New: Search box for shortcodes in admin page.

4.1.1

  • Fix: HTTP 500 error because of syntax error in import module.

4.1

  • New: Import/export feature for shortcodes.
  • Fix: Visual editor is now disabled by default.
  • Fix: Added instructions in admin page.

4.0.3

  • New: Added feature to sort created shortcodes list.
  • Fix: HTML errors in admin page

4.0.2

  • Fix: Sometimes get_current_screen() was called early in some setups.

4.0.1

  • Fix: Servers with PHP version < 5.5 were facing HTTP 500 error because of misuse of PHP language construct in code.

4.0

  • New: Plugin rewritten from scratch.
  • New: Brand new administration page
  • New: Shortcode visibility settings, show/hide in desktop/mobile devices
  • New: Insert WordPress information into shortcode content.
  • Fix: Insert shortcode window is not loading.
  • Fix: Unable to delete the shortcodes

(Older change logs are removed from this list)