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Adding Shortcodes to Our Custom WordPress Plugin, Part 3 - #50

Published: January 25, 2021 | DevDrawer

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
14:09 minutes

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Creating shortcodes is one of the easiest and most efficient things you can do when building a custom theme or plugin. They are used almost everywhere and you can create your own at any time, even if you did not create the theme.

In this tutorial, I show you the quick and easy way to get shortcodes added to your custom plugin. Our shortcode will display all employees in our custom post type and use variables to change the header and count of the records.

00:00 Intro

00:37 Creating Our Shortcode Function

03:15 Pulling from a Custom Post Type

06:53 Adding Shortcode Attributes

09:14 Adding A Shortcode Directly to Template

10:13 Adding Content to a Shortcode

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:


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