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  • Resolved nicnack


    sorry if this is a silly question, but where exactly do I go to create the actual shortcuts? All I see on the widget page is it listed in widgets that I can drag into my sider, but not the actual settings where I can create the shortcode. Also just to be sure I am using this correctly, once I make a short for let’s say a blurb of text, I can then add that shortcode anywhere, on any number of pages, correct?


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  • Plugin Author Gagan Deep Singh


    Volunteer Moderator


    Sorry to disappoint you, but this plugin serves other purpose rather than creating Shortcodes. It allows you to add existing Shortcodes in sidebars using a Shortcode Widget, that enables you to write the Shortcode in it.

    For instance you can use the [gallery] Shortcode available in WordPress by default to display a gallery in your sidebar by using this widget

    [gallery ids="6,5,4"]
    IDs are the media attachment IDs in this example.

    Still if you can let me know exactly what you’re trying to achieve, I definitely can help you out with that.

    ah okay. I have a paragraph of text that is repeated in several parts of the website, so I was hoping to make a shortcode and just use that, so that whenever I make changes to that paragraph, I only have to do it in one location. make sense? so basically I want to make a shortcode for some text

    Plugin Author Gagan Deep Singh


    Volunteer Moderator

    In case you’re not familiar with coding, then this plugin could help


    It will allow you to create a shortcode that you can copy and paste in content.

    but if you’re familiar with coding, I’d suggest you make use of this code instead:

    function nic_repeating_paragraph() {
    	return "this is my repetitive paragraph";
    add_shortcode( 'nic-paragraph', 'nic_repeating_paragraph' );

    This will create a shortcode which you can use like [nic-paragraph]

    You can put this code in either your site’s child theme’s functions.php file or any custom plugin that you have on your site.

    I hope this helps.

    thank you so so much!!

    Plugin Author Gagan Deep Singh


    Volunteer Moderator

    Always welcome 🙂

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