Support » Plugin: Shortcoder — Create Shortcodes for Anything » Why no Gutenberg for shortcode creation?

  • Hello,

    why is it not possible to create shortcodes with Gutenberg Editor or other visual builders?

    Best regards!

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  • Plugin Author vaakash


    Hi @quix8,

    Thanks for using Shortcoder.

    Shortcode creation is at one location to keep it simple.
    These shortcodes can be inserted at any location.

    As of now plugin has support to “select & insert” shortcode in classic and gutenberg editors.

    Adding “select & insert” popup for various visual builders is beyond the scope of the plugin as there are lots of builders out in the market.


    Thread Starter quix8


    You keep misunderstanding these kind of questions.

    It is not about insert the shortcode into an editor, this is simple and clear.

    It is about creating the html css or whatever. You can switch between code and visual editor which is the tinyMCE. But why can‘t I create my content FOR the shortcode with Gutenberg or Elementor for example.

    Plugin Author vaakash


    I understand the question now.

    The plugin was initially desgined for raw HTML, JS and CSS.

    It was not aimed at designing a layout/content and creating a shortcode for the same.

    Right now gutenberg has a feature called “reusable blocks” where you can group one or more blocks and make it as one which can be reused anywhere in the editor. This is kind of similar to shortcuts.

    The other way is, after designing your layout/content in the gutenberg you can switch to HTML view and copy the HTML and paste it in Shortcoder which can be used anywhere. The same can be done to any visual editor available in the market. You can paste the HTML in HTML view to edit it visually again.

    Anyways, I will still evaluate this requirement and the efforts needed. I’ve added this to my todo list. For now may be you can try my above suggestion as it still works as expected. Just that it is not seamless to edit back.

    Cheers !


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