Some of the common uses of shortcodes are for frequently used snippets and putting up advertisements into the posts. The features of the Shortcoder which make it so useful include:
- You can create custom codes without having to put up with standard ones.
- The created shortcode can be named as per your requirement or choice. For example: [sc:advertisement]
- You have an additional option of adding parameters. Some examples for these include
- <strong>%%mytext%%</strong> [sc:testing mytext=”hello”]
- sc:youtube id=”GrlRADfvjII”
- For beginners, there is a special visual editor available too, which you can use to learn how to use this plugin.
- There is a tinyMCE button which you can find in the editing toolbar. This button enables you to insert the shortcode without actually typing anything.
- If you do not need a shortcode, you have the option of disabling it globally. With the temporarily disable this shortcode button on the shortcode admin page, you can disable a shortcode temporarily.
- You can disable the shortcode and show it to the admins.
- You can delete a particular Shortcode by dragging it to the trash
For installing this useful app, you will need to follow these steps:
- Firstly ,extract the zipped file and then upload the folder named Shortcoder to the directory to /wp-content/plugins/
- Next you will need to activate the plugin. This is done through the plugins menu.
- Go under the settings menu and search for the admin page for the Shortcoder.
- Enter the name for the shortcode.
- Depending upon the code you want, paste it into the shortcode space
- After this, use the shortcode [sc:”name of the shortcode”] in your post.
- You can use the toolbar button to select the shortcodes created.
- You can also add parameters into the posts if you like.