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My Shortcodes

Allows you to add custom code as a shortcode to be used within your pages or posts.

7 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
1 star
Very displeased with the developer of this plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

We used this plugin and it works great, however, the developer created an update that was not compatible with prior versions and completely destroyed a bunch of websites that were using the plugin when the site owners updated it. I am seriously displeased with the developer for this choice, though the plugin itself works as intended. I would highly recommend never using this plugin as its clear the developer has no regard for backward compatibility. Save yourself time and code your own shortcodes.

5 stars
Awesome Work, great for development
By ,

Awesome work, great to have for development

5 stars
Blown Away!
By , for WP 3.7.1

As a web developer I found this plugin extremely intuitive and easy to use. It has amazing features, such as the ability to use attribute slugs in a shortcodes css page. I'm drooling with all the possibilities this plugin provides and so grateful that I finally have a way to stop fighting with the WP visual editor.

PROS:

  • Awesome Shortcode Builder UI
    • Separate PHP, CSS, JS, HTML pages
    • Unlimited Attributes that aren't restricted to the HTML
    • Categorize your custom shortcodes
    • Create Widgets too!
  • Shortcode UI in the page/post editor is perfect.
  • Doesn't load insecure content on SSL pages (this might be due to the 'SSL Insecure Content Fixer' plugin...)
  • Way too many pro's to list. - This plugin is really Amazing!

CONS:
None that I can find, unless you count the fact that you should probably be a web developer if your going to use it, as a con.

SUGGESTIONS:
The button added on the page/post editor to open the UI is a bit hard to find and looks out of place. Consider making it an actual button or adding it to the TinyMCE toolbar, because that's where it looks like it belongs. For me it falls right between the 'Add Media' and 'Ultimate Shortcodes' buttons and just looks like out of place square brackets, kind of like if the HTML is goofed or something.

Another suggestion would be to make it possible to network activate this plugin and allow the super-admin to enable the PHP tab only for certain sites. As it is, I can't offer this to my clients due to the security risk. I can still activate it on their site and create the custom shortcodes for them, I just have to use another plugin to make sure the '[] My Shortcodes' button isn't available to them.

Thank you David Cramer! I look forward to purchasing the premium version soon.

5 stars
Solved a critical formatting problem
By , for WP 3.5.2

I had a serious challenge that was requiring me to keep several pages in "Text" mode with WP to avoid messing up some html formatting within another elaborate shortcode. While researching different ways to solve this challenge, I found the free "My Shortcodes" plugin and used it to create new shortcodes that contained the previous shortcodes that were getting messed up by WP. I liked what I saw so much that I went ahead and purchased his My Shortcodes Pro - Caldera Engine. Although the free version solved my immediate issue, I wanted the extra flexibility to see what else I could do. Very glad that I found this. Thanks to David Cramer!

5 stars
Very useful and well designed
By , for WP 3.5.1

It has made more things possible for me!

5 stars
Simple, elegant, powerful
By , for WP 3.5.1

I tried multiple shortcode plugins before I found this. Lightweight, php code in the template works as it should, syntax highlighting, the ability to insert functions in the header and javascript in the footer, add external libraries, etc... Nothing else came close.

Speed is a major factor for me- pagespeed results were the same when inserting code via shortcodes as when inserted directly into the post. Great UI too. Nice work.

5 stars
Very useful, thank you!
By ,

Thanks to DCramers tutorial I did my own Google Maps implementation with this plugin after I had spent hours and hours with Google Map plugins.

Thank you, I am missing a Donate button! :)

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