Posts Tagged ‘shortcode’

Mastering WordPress Shortcodes

February 11th, 2009
Cool Scripts, WordPress Hack

Mastering WordPress Shortcodes.: Smashing Magazine had a nice instructional writeup on mastering WordPress shortcodes and creating new ones to make one’s blogging life easier. Shortcodes are small peices of pre-determined code (viewable in the HTML version of a post) that are later expanded by WordPress when a post is published and subsequently displayed. Shortcodes are already used by WordPress for many internal functions such as albums. This tutorial goes into details of the shortcode API in WordPress and into some detail of creating advanced shortcodes to accomplish tasks such as Send to Twitter (or consequently, send to Techmeme via Twitter) Create an RSS feed link Insert Adsense into a post Insert an RSS reader into a post Add shortcodes to sidebars Please let us know if you have used any of these or know of/have created others that might be useful.

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Shortcode Generator


Julien of Webinventif has created a shortcode generator for WordPress. Shortcode is like BBcode in that it provides the ability to use shortcuts to execute a block of code, rather than having to write out the block of code time and time again. Julien has made use of the new API calls within WordPress and with his shortcode generator, makes it easy as 1,2,3 to create your own custom shortcode. Although everything has been written in French, this generator looks promising. If anyone could translate this generator into English, I think there would be many WordPresser’s who would be grateful. Here is a screencast showcasing the generator in action. Shortcode generator from on Vimeo

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