Shortcoder is a plugin which allows to create a custom shortcode and store HTML, Javascript and other snippets in it. So if that shortcode is used in any post or pages, then the code stored in the shortcode get exceuted in that place.


  • Create “custom shortcodes” easily and use them within WordPress
  • Use any name for the created shortcode (ex: [sc name="youtube"])
  • Use any kind of HTML as Shortcode content.
  • Parameters can also added to HTML (ex: <strong>%%mytext%%</strong> [sc name="testing" mytext="hello"] )
  • Visual editor for adding shortcode contents.
  • Global tinyMCE button available in the editing toolbar for inserting created shortcodes.
  • Globally disable the shortcode when not needed.
  • Can disable the shortcode, showing it to admins.

An example usage

  1. Create a shortcode named "adsenseAd" in the Shortcoder admin page.
  2. Paste the adsense code in the box given and save it.
  3. Use [sc name="adsenseAd"] in your posts and pages.
  4. Tada !!! the ad appears in the post.
  • Using this idea, shortcodes can be created for frequently used snippets.
  • You can also add parameters (like %%id%%) inside the snippets, and vary it like [sc name="youtube" id="GrlRADfvjII"]
  • This plugin will be hugely useful to all !!

Installation and Usage

  1. Extract the zipped file and upload the folder Shortcoder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the "Shortcoder" admin page. Admin page is under the Settings menu.
  4. Enter a shortcode name.
  5. Paste some code in it.
  6. Then use the shortcode [sc name”name of the shortcode”] in your post. ex: If “youtube” is the shortcode name, then just use [sc name=”youtube”] in your posts
  7. That’s all !

Demo video


Documentation is written in a separate page. Please check that here.



  • Fixed Shortcoder not working in WordPress 4.4
  • Changed the shortcoder syntax from [sc:the_name] to [sc name="the_name"] permanently in effect of WordPress 4.4 changes.


  • New feature: Embedded/Nested shortcodes is now supported.
  • New feature: Full fledged native WordPress editor for adding shortcode content with media buttons.
  • Bug fix: “duplicate percentage” in content on plugin reactivate.
  • Updated admin UI with fixed errors.
  • Updated “insert shortcode” interface is revised and some issues are fixed.
  • Updated with translatable texts in admin page.
  • Minor code revision and changes.


  • Fixed bug in loops using foreach.
  • Fixed several PHP notices.


  • Moved the shortcoder admin page to the “Settings” menu.
  • Some admin page issues are fixed.


  • Changed the “Custom parameter” syntax from %param% to %%param%%
  • Code revision.


  • Maintenance release


  • Plugin code rewritten from scratch.
  • Shortcode syntax is changed.
  • Supports any custom parameters.
  • Admin interface is redesigned and easy to use.
  • Added a tinyMCE button to the editing toolbar for inserting the shortcodes in the post.


  • Can disable the shortcode to Administrators.
  • Admin interface changed.


  • Changed the folder name’s case and some minor bugs.
  • Code revision.


  • Initial Version with 5 inbuilt shortcodes.

(Previous versions are not released)

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