I could get Amen working... as long as I was logged in as administrator but not as a visitor. As being new to WP could you give me a direct example how you would use or write the shortcode in the text widget. Does it all go within one set of brackets? I get the [Amen] but anything else just prints on the page. Are the short codes you give to have something written between the "" like in your given short code... type="" ([manage] I have searched for articles that explains it simply for a newby but cannot find any article helping as they all seem to think you already have an understanding.