WordPress has become the most popular content management system because it is easy to use, stable, and (most of all) adaptable. Even though your standard WordPress install comes with some great features, shortcode plugins allow you to create more within your actual content without having to edit code. To put it simply, a shortcode in WordPress signals a particular plugin to load code, so instead of a complicated process of copying and pasting code you can simply add some short codes.
Making this process easier are the following 5 shortcode WordPress plugins:
This great plugin is perfect for those of you who may not know (or be fluent in) PHP or CSS coding. While you may have seen a great style, you just don’t have the coding skills to make it happen. You can easily add from 100 built in shortcodes ranging from social media buttons to accordion menus. For the price of only $ 28 you can save a lot of time and frustration writing or tracking down specific style codes.
Simple but useful plugin if you want to easily add icons to spice up your content a little. While it is limited to this specific use it does add a button to your content editor, so you can easily access new icons with the push of a button. Best of all it’s free for the demo version ($ 15 for a one site pro licence).
A straightforward shortcode plugin that allows you to easily add new user interface items such as buttons, layouts, lists and boxes. Very simple but great for adding little flourishes like alternatives to bullet point or numbered lists. This is a free plugin.
A bit more powerful than WordPress Shortcodes, this great little plugin gives you enough shortcodes to everything you could ever want in terms of styling, layout and more. It comes with shortcodes for sliders, video and of course buttons and boxes. This is also completely free to download.
For those of you looking to make your website images really pop then this affordable plugin gives you the options you need. Perfect for when you want to add some fancier captions or custom colours to your image layout. While not everyone will find a use for this plugin, it is great for adding simple little touches to sales page images or even to blog content.
So save yourself some time finding or writing specific code, and try out some of these great WordPress plugins that will easily enhance your web design.