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Shortcodes In Widgets


This plugin allows users to put shortcode of any plugin or custom code in an widget and the plugin will execute shortcode in the widget and output will be displayed in front-end.


  • Add shortcode in an widget and the output will be displayed in frontend.


The Plugin can be installed in two ways.

Download and Install

  1. Download and upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/shortcodes-in-widgets directory from the WordPress plugin repository.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress admin.

Using Plugin Interface

  1. Open the plugin Interface in the wordpress admin and click on “Add new”.
  2. In the Search box enter “Shortcodes In Widgets” and hit Enter.
  3. Click on “Install” to install the plugin.


1.You can now visit Appearance ยป Widgets page and add a text widget to a sidebar.
2.Paste the shortcode in the content box and click on the save button.

For more information please see the screenshot section.


Does Shortcodes In Widgets plugin modify any file?

No! The plugin does not modify any of your WordPress files.

Is there any plugin dependency to install this plugin?

No! there is no other plugin required.

Does this plugin require any special permissions?

No! This plugin does not require any special permissions or settings.


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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcodes In Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Compatibility changes to make it work with latest WordPress version.


  • Compatibility changes to make it work with latest WordPress version.
  • Code changes for PHP 7.2 version.