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Email Collection Forms Improve Performance Of Online Videos

Email Collection Forms Improve Performance Of Online Videos by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, April 7, 2021 Consumers are more willing to give their email address to businesses when engaging with video content, according to data released Wednesday. Wistia, a hosting platform focused on video and podcasting, published a report Wednesday analyzing video marketing trends. It also examines how the … Continue reading Email Collection Forms Improve Performance Of Online Videos

Why Survey Data Collection Is More Important Than Ever

Sara Staffaroni — October 8, 2019 Survey data collection might not seem like a revolutionary or groundbreaking business practice but in an economy that’s increasingly being driven by customer experience (CX) it’s one of the most important things an organization can do. How else are you supposed to know what your customers think about your … Continue reading Why Survey Data Collection Is More Important Than Ever

Facebook’s Dynamic Ads, Collection Ads are getting a pre-holiday touch-up

Dynamic ads are getting customizable overlays, and Facebook’s recently introduced video creation kit will include holiday-specific templates. Amy Gesenhues on September 11, 2018   New overlays are rolling out for dynamic ads. In advance of the holiday season, Facebook is rolling out a number of new features designed to help advertisers customize their ad campaigns. … Continue reading Facebook’s Dynamic Ads, Collection Ads are getting a pre-holiday touch-up

California Privacy Law Will Evolve Search Data Collection Practices

California Privacy Law Will Evolve Search Data Collection Practices by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, June 29, 2018 Search engines still rely on data collection to serve the “most relevant” ads, but a new California privacy bill passed by lawmakers Thursday will continue to change the way marketers target consumers using search engines such Google and Microsoft Bing.  … Continue reading California Privacy Law Will Evolve Search Data Collection Practices

The ‘Cardinal Sin’ Of Data Collection

by Laurie Sullivan, Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, November 2, 2016 Capturing consumer data without using it to personalize messages should become a “cardinal sin” because it alienates existing and potential customers and limits their desire to share more, according to the first annual L2 Intelligence Report: Data & Targeting 2016. The average brand collects 11 points … Continue reading The ‘Cardinal Sin’ Of Data Collection

How Businesses & Consumers Use Mobile Data Collection Software

by Jackie Carney July 12, 2016July 12, 2016 When surfing the web or logging into social media accounts, consumers are usually aware that their every move is being tracked and analyzed, as evidenced by the appearance of advertisements tailored to their exact preferences. The thought of these tactics being used in the physical retail landscape, … Continue reading How Businesses & Consumers Use Mobile Data Collection Software

Segment adds automatic data collection for mobile apps

Called the Native Mobile Spec, it joins the company’s three other data packages — E-commerce, Email and A/B Testing — that capture standard events but allow for customization. Barry Levine on June 8, 2016   Segment (formerly Segment.io) acts as a kind of data switchboard for brands. It takes data from sites, apps and various … Continue reading Segment adds automatic data collection for mobile apps

10 Crazy Good Shortcode Collection Plugins For WordPress

By  November 26th, 2015 




On March 29, 2008, WordPress 2.5 was released. Of the many changes and improvements in the new version, perhaps the support of so-called shortcodes was one of the most interesting and useful features. Shortcodes were introduced to create macros for use in posts and pages to add bits of predefined functionality into their content. For example, the shortcode

in the body of a post or page inserts an image gallery into the post or page.

The introduction of WordPress shortcodes also led plugin developers to create special kinds of content such as forms and content generators that users can add to pages by using the corresponding shortcode into the page text.

So shortcodes are obviously pretty sweet. They are WordPress-specific codes that let you do particularly skillful things with very little effort such as embedding a slideshow presentation or a Twitter timeline that would normally require lots of complicated code. Some popular available shortcodes in WordPress include:

1. Video Shortcodes

For example,

2. Audio Shortcodes

With audio shortcodes, you can insert things like audio from SoundCloud or a playlist for uploaded audio files. For example,

3. Image And Document Shortcodes

With shortcodes for image and documents, you can add a number of predefined functionalities to your pages and posts such as

4. Miscellaneous Shortcodes

And finally, miscellaneous shortcodes such as

  • [archives],
  • [contact-form],
  • [polldaddy]
  • and [upcomingevents]

…let you do things like add a blog archive index, contact form, polls and more.

Clearly, WordPress shortcodes can be used to access a number of functionalities for your content from something as simple as changing the color of some text to adding an image gallery that slides across a page. The question is: Where do you get the shortcodes that will let you quickly insert elements you regularly use like FAQs and product catalogues?

Well, for a start, WordPress offers some built-in shortcodes like , , ,

, and . Then some shortcodes come bundled with themes. In particular, premium WordPress themes come with all sorts of shortcodes built-in but a problem arises if you ever decide to switch themes.

The solution?

Look at bundled shortcode plugins!

10 Awesome WordPress Shortcode Collection Plugins

1. Shortcodes Ultimate


With 50+ amazing shortcodes, Shortcodes Ultimate is a popular WordPress plugin that you can use to create tabs, buttons, boxes, responsive videos and much more. It also features a shortcode generator that you can use to create your own custom shortcodes while the functionality of the plugin itself can be greatly extended with premium add-ons.

2. WordPress Shortcodes


If you want to take your website to the next level and hugely improve it to look more professional, WordPress Shortcodes is an amazing set of great shortcodes with almost 150,000 downloads in the WordPress Plugin Repository. The plugin comes bundled with the full set of elements including SEO-friendly tabs, sections, buttons, lists, layouts and more.

3. Shortcoder


A WordPress plugin that lets you create a custom shortcode and store HTML, Javascript and other snippets in it, Shortcoder is particularly handy when adding ads to your site and embedding media such as videos on posts and pages. The plugin has 10,000+ active installs.

4. Easy Bootstrap Shortcode


With shortcodes for everything from tabs, lists and progress bars to buttons, icons and image effects, Easy Bootstrap Shortcode lets you add style to your website. In particular, the plugin is desirable for its 500+ Font-Awesome & Glyphicons icon fonts. It is also the simplest bootstrap style plugin ever.

5. Vision


Easy to use with shortcodes from a dropdown menu added to the WordPress content editor, Vision is a premium shortcode plugin, which works seamlessly with every theme. It includes over 100 shortcodes from accordions and tabs to animated features list, buttons, image icons, pricing boxes, social icons and pull quotes. Other standout features of the plugin include great support, documentation and an online helpdesk.

6. Styles With Shortcodes


Styles With Shortcodes is a premium WordPress plugin that features a wide range of awesome built-in shortcodes to expand the functionality of your site including different HTML and JS elements. In particular, the plugin is useful to add some custom styling to the different elements of your WordPress site without any knowledge of coding. Notable shortcodes include buttons for social media, pullquotes, colored boxes and maps.

7. Shortcodes Pro


Developed to help users create custom shortcodes from inside WordPress, Shortcodes Pro allows quick and easy creation of WordPress shortcodes and TinyMCE rich editor buttons. The plugin is free and simple to use and has over 4000 active installs.

8. ZillaShortcodes


A simple shortcode generator that you can use with any theme, ZillaShortcodes is a useful plugin to add extra functionalities to your website. It features a fine array of gorgeous shortcodes including columns, buttons, toggles and tabs with the click of a button. Simply choose the functionality you wish to include, configure the options and insert.

9. Intense WordPress Site Builder


Next up, with tons of shortcodes to choose from, Intense WordPress Site Builder allows you to build modern layouts and create beautiful pages like the pros with little effort. Notable shortcodes include Animated, Gallery, Icon, Content Box and Content Section. For more information on each shortcode and their functionality, follow this link.

10. Supreme Shortcodes


And finally, Supreme Shortcodes is a WordPress plugin that includes many useful and beautiful shortcodes that make your content creation easier. Notable examples include contact forms, tabs, toggles, Google maps, lists, styled tables and call-to-action buttons. In fact, the plugin adds over 100 extra functionalities to your website.

About the Author:

This article is a work of Sameer Panjwani, founder of Mondovo, an all-in-one digital marketing toolset for all your SEO, Social and Analytics requirements.



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