How to Create a Custom Shortcode in WordPress

Ever since the release of WordPress 2.5 shortcodes have been the preferred way of adding custom features and functionalities among plugin and theme developers. By using shortcodes you can add sliders, image galleries, buttons, custom font text, contact forms, and so much more. Despite being very powerful, shortcodes weren’t known for being beginner-friendly, unless they were integrated inside some of the newer and more popular page builders, like Elementor or WPBakery. As such, we are pretty sure most of our readers have already used shortcodes but probably never ventured into creating their own.


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