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Shortcode Developer


The Shortcode Developer plugin provides a user friendly interface for creating custom shortcodes. Each shortcode consists of a name, a list of attributes (with names and default values) and the PHP code executed to return the html back to the shortcode placeholder.

Editing the PHP code is powered by the great browser editor “CodeMirror”!

A nice advantage of using this plugin over writing the shortcodes into the functions.php is that the shortcodes are not dependent on the theme. Also, this makes for a faster turn around for quick updates on live websites!

Tested on

  • Mac Firefox 🙂
  • Mac Safari 🙂
  • Mac Chrome 🙂
  • PC Firefox Not yet
  • PC ie7 Not yet

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  • List of created shortcodes

  • Shortcode add / edit interface


  1. Upload ‘shortcode-developer’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click on Settings -> Shortcode Developer to get started!


Q. I see an error on my website such as “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_RETURN in …/shortcode-developer.php(127) : runtime-created function on line 1”

A. There is a syntax error with one of your shortcodes PHP function.

Contributors & Developers

“Shortcode Developer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Original Commit