What is a Shortcode?

A shortcode is a piece of code that simplifies actions for web developers. It is essentially a shortcut for coding. Shortcodes execute code in WordPress.

More About Shortcodes

WordPress has a variety of built-in shortcodes for creating and adding different elements, such as images, slideshows, contact forms, and more. Some WordPress plugins also use shortcodes.

To add a shortcode to a post or page, click on the Add Block button, and insert the Shortcode block. Then, simply add your code to the block.

Shortcodes are written between square brackets [example]. For example, if you want to add a gallery, you can type:

gallery ids=”1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6” columns=”3” size=large

This shortcode will create a gallery of your first six images in three columns with large as the maximum size.

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