Shortcoder

Description

Shortcoder is a plugin which allows to create a custom shortcode and store HTML, Javascript and other snippets in it. So if that shortcode is used in any post or pages, then the code stored in the shortcode get exceuted in that place.

Create custom shortcodes easily

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

Features

  • Create “custom shortcodes” easily and use them within WordPress
  • Use any kind of HTML as Shortcode content.
  • Insert: Custom parameters in shortcode
  • Insert: WordPress parameters in shortcode
  • Visual editor for adding shortcode contents.
  • Globally disable the shortcode when not needed.
  • Can disable the shortcode, showing it to admins.

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 appears in the post.
  • Using this idea, shortcodes can be created for frequently used snippets.
  • You can also add parameters (like %%id%%) inside the snippets, and vary it like [sc name="youtube" id="GrlRADfvjII"]
  • This plugin will be hugely useful to all !!!

Resources

Screenshots

  • Shortcoder admin page.
  • Editing a shortcode.
  • Popup to select and insert shortcode into posts.
  • A shortcode inserted into a post.
  • The shortcode executed in the post.

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. Go to the “Shortcoder” admin page. Admin page is under the “Settings” menu.
  4. Enter a shortcode name.
  5. Paste some code in it.
  6. Then use the shortcode [sc name="name of the shortcode"] in your post. ex: If “youtube” is the shortcode name, then just use [sc name="youtube"] in your posts
  7. That’s all !

You can also insert some parameters within the post. Check this page to learn more.

FAQ

Please visit the Plugin homepage for lots of FAQ’s. Selected are given here.

Installation Instructions
  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. Go to the “Shortcoder” admin page. Admin page is under the “Settings” menu.
  4. Enter a shortcode name.
  5. Paste some code in it.
  6. Then use the shortcode [sc name="name of the shortcode"] in your post. ex: If “youtube” is the shortcode name, then just use [sc name="youtube"] in your posts
  7. That’s all !

You can also insert some parameters within the post. Check this page to learn more.

I’ve created a shortcode, how to use it ?

For example, consider you made a shortcode “advertisement”. Then you should use the shortcode [sc name="advertisement"] in your post.

How to temporarily disable a shortcode ?

Just check the “Temporarily disable this shortcode” in the shortcode admin page to disable it.
Note: When you disable a shortcode, the shortcode will not be executed in the page.

More FAQs

Reviews

Thank you

Maybe in new version you will add button image for select image from gallery. Very nice work

Works Like a Champ

This plugin saved my butt with theme that runs content filters that turn my twitter widget HTML code into code formatting. And I can see it also be useful end around on multisite setups where embed code and javascript are not available for non network admin users.

Perfect but: missplaced ads, some bugs

Why are your hover-ads so missplaced? Everytime you just hover some milliseconds, the ads go over the textarea.

If I save a shortcode, I would like he stays open. Instead of this, Shortcoder everytime goes back to the “main-menu”.

A little bug:
open a already saved shortcode. Go to “text” mode and save the shortcode. Your changes won’t be saved. You have to go to the “visual” tab before you can safely save your changes.

But: I really like this plugin. It provides everything what I coded long time ago very stupid by hand.

I just removed the adverts everywhere because they are not placed very good.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Shortcoder” has been translated into these 2 locales: Chinese (Taiwan), English (Canada). Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

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 vissibility 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

3.4.1

  • Fixed Shortcoder not working in WordPress 4.4
  • Changed the shortcoder syntax from [sc:the_name] to [sc name="the_name"] permanently in effect of WordPress 4.4 changes.

3.4

  • New feature: Embedded/Nested shortcodes is now supported.
  • New feature: Full fledged native WordPress editor for adding shortcode content with media buttons.
  • Bug fix: “duplicate percentage” in content on plugin reactivate.
  • Updated admin UI with fixed errors.
  • Updated “insert shortcode” interface is revised and some issues are fixed.
  • Updated with translatable texts in admin page.
  • Minor code revision and changes.

3.3

  • Fixed bug in loops using foreach.
  • Fixed several PHP notices.

3.2

  • Moved the shortcoder admin page to the “Settings” menu.
  • Some admin page issues are fixed.

3.1

  • Changed the “Custom parameter” syntax from %param% to %%param%%
  • Code revision.

3.0.1

  • Added license tag to the readme file.

3.0

  • Plugin code rewritten from scratch.
  • Shortcode syntax is changed.
  • Supports any custom parameters.
  • Admin interface is redesigned and easy to use.
  • Added a tinyMCE button to the editing toolbar for inserting the shortcodes in the post.
  • Inbuilt shortcodes are removed.

2.3

  • Can disable the shortcode to Administrators.
  • Admin interface changed.

1.3.1

  • Changed the folder name’s case and some minor bugs.
  • Code revision.

1.3

  • Initial Version with 5 inbuilt shortcodes.

(Pre made versions are not released)