Plugin Reviews

ShortCodes UI

This Plugin adds an admin UI for creating shortcodes without the need to code, edit code, or even know code.

19 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.3.1

Very useful plugin. A little complex to use, but is the best free plugin to do the job.

I Gave It 5 Stars But Changed It To 1 Star
By , for WP 4.3.1

It was great, but it hasn't been updated in a long time and is throwing issues now. I've had to find an alternative and update ALL my shortcodes.

Works Great
By ,

This plugin is awesome. I manage site for people with little writing knowledge much less coding. So I can write all the code in short codes for them to use in their posts. Its great.

Nice Plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

Really nice plugin. This plugin is in my favorites list.
However, just for the record, the ver 1.9.8 has a problem with Responsive II (Responsive Mobile Theme) from CyberChimps.

Fatal error: Call to undefined method AT_Meta_Box::addCode()..... /shortcodes-ui/config/shortcode.advanced.meta.php on line 36

The same error, different user

Thanks (Y)

AMAZING plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

It does what is said in the documentation and more. Thank you so much. It saves my life :)

Great functionality. low overhead
By , for WP 4.1.1

Saves a lot of clutter, less overhead (according to the P3 profiler) than most other plugins. I have been able to implement a large number of varying-involvement shortcodes, including quite complex, interactive AJAX environments.

Could not imagine getting a web site to do anything useful without this plugin!

This is not, however, for folks who are unable or unwilling to do some troubleshooting. There is not a lot of debugging capability here (and should not be too much more if it has any impact on performance).

I do recommend that developers make good use of the documentation links, and actually write and link-in documentation, as you will be cranking out so many shortcodes so quickly you won't possibly be able to remember how they all work!

Great Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Excellent the best short code plugin ! working full and very easy use

Great plugin, tiny improvement requested
By ,

I like this plugin and use it on various sites.

In order to access the backend without breaking SSL you should change line 524 to
'menu_icon' => 'https://i.imgur.com/cdru8.png',

Thanks. Great work!

coolest plugin in a long forever
By , for WP 4.0

This is so brilliant I'm only sorry I didn't find it earlier!
Now I can create my own snippets and shortcodes and have it for reusable content all over the site, that I only need to update in one place. Don't even need one of the use-widgets-everywhere plugins now.
I will explore the other shortcode options, they are so many... it really feels so complete that I could do just about anything with it. And it's even free, what more can you ask? Thank you. Works like a charm.

By ,

By allowing you to create your own shortcodes you can avoid shortcode bloat and give your clients exactly what they need with styling that matches their site.


  • Only create exactly the shortcodes you want/need
  • No need to fight built in styling
  • Change the source code whenever you need to.
  • Export / Import for code re-use

Could use better documentation for advanced features.

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