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Custom post-content shortcodes

  • The theme guidelines plugin territory says that themes must not include “Custom post-content shortcodes”. Would a shortcode that generates a list of recent posts for a given category (intended to be used when creating an archive page) qualify as a custom post-content shortcode or would that be acceptable to include in a theme?

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  • I’m not sure what a “custom post-content shortcode” would be. I wanted to include a Recent Posts shortcode in my theme because I know many people create Archive pages and having a Recent Posts shortcode would come in handy.

    Is that rule intended to keep out shortcodes for things like YouTube videos, social services shortcodes, etc? Would a shortcode that simply uses WordPress post content be OK?

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