It’s known that shortcodes provide an easy way to add custom content to your site. No matter if you want to add tabs to a page or buttons to a post, shortcodes let you quickly insert elements you regularly use.
WordPress introduced the shortcode API six years ago. Many themes and plugins use shortcodes to let users customize their sites and display content where they choose. In this article I’ll provide you with a list of best and easiest to use shortcode plugins in WordPress.
Let’s see what we have!)
1 . Shortcodes Pro
This plugin allows quick and easy creation of WordPress shortcodes and TinyMCE rich editor buttons from the comfort of the WordPress interface. You can create custom shortcodes from inside WordPress. This plugin uses WordPress built-in transients for fast performance. It allows to hide the Shortcodes Pro menu for a less cluttered interface.
There are so many different shortcodes in this plugin that it’s impractical to list out all of the separate use-cases that are available. With this plugin you can do image map replacement using divs. Use one image for the background, and alter that image for all of the hover changes. You can create a
[maplink] for each clickable area in the image.
This plugin can be useful if you write about WordPress plugins and want to be able to show examples of shortcodes usage, but without the shortcodes being processed. The resultant display will be the same no matter the plugin or theme providing the shortcode you are writing about is active or not.
This plugin provides you with the cleanest and simplest tool to manage WordPress shortcodes you’ve ever seen. You can write your shortcode with the shortcode editor. Display all registered shortcodes. You can also enable a Shortcode Analysis, checking your post content while editing.
This plugin gives you shortcodes to include images from Screenshot Machine in your content. It’s very easy to use and is very responsive.
6 . Shortcoder
This plugin will give the ability to use the shortcodes inside: Text Widgets, Comments, Experts Category, Tag, and Taxonomy Descriptions. It enables you to use WordPress shortcodes almost anywhere on you website you want.
With this plugin you may easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, different sliders, responsive videos and much, much more. You can turn your free theme to premium in just a few clicks. Using this plugin you can quickly and easily retrieve premium themes features and display it on your site.
With this plugin you can list all the shortcodes that you have used within your content or custom fields, and find out exactly where they have been used. This is a simple administration tool which lists occurences of shortcodes within post content and/or custom fields, and/or widget settings.
10 . Shortcodes in Menus
This plugin allows you to add shortcodes in WordPress Navigation Menus so that you can generate links dynamically. It also allows you to add full fledged html sections to navigation menus.