Shortcode in a Template

WordPress shortcodes are a way to insert content into your WordPress site that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to do. These shortcodes can be used for a variety of things, such as inserting the latest tweets from your Twitter account, embedding videos from YouTube, and inserting maps.

The format for adding shortcodes in WordPress is as follows:


For example, this would be how you would add an image with the shortcode

Generally we use WordPress shortcode with the content of a Post or Page. But what if you want to use WordPress shortcode from within a template, you can not use ‘[shortcode]’ in the template.

In order to insert a shortcode, start by wrapping the standard WordPress do_shortcode function with a little PHP code as follows:

<?php echo do_shortcode("[shortcode]"); ?>

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