How to Use Shortcodes

Shortcodes are something like placeholders. You add them into the text of a post or page and they will be replaced in the output with something different, depending on the code you use. Shortcodes are enclosed by square bracket and they start with a shortcode’s specific name, followed by optional parameters. Parameters can be numbers or words, and they look like size=12, button=large or title=”Hello there!”

  • If the value of a parameter contains spaces, then you need to enclose it in quotes.
  • If you need to use quotes inside the value, you can use single quotes or double quotes, what ever you haven’t used for the outer enclosure.

When you copy shortcodes from this site, please make sure you don’t copy over any formatting (e.g. bold). It is also recommended to re-type all (double) quotes since curly/tilted quotes are not recognized by WordPress.