Shortcoder is a free WordPress plugin for creating your own custom WordPress shortcodes.
If like me, you write content for your WordPress site using Markdown, then you’ll probably find this plugin invaluable.
It’s worth mentioning that WordPress sometimes gets confused when I send it a Markdown document that also contains HTML or other code snippets intermingled within it.
Shortcoder helps me stick to writing in pure Markdown syntax, so I don’t have to worry about how WordPress will react when I send it my content.
I have even crafted some useful Editorial workflows/snippets to help me easily form my shortcodes (should I forget their syntax, or if I simply want a quick and effective way of creating one).More on this in another post.
Shortcoder was created by Aakash Chakravarthy.
The Shortcoder wordpress plugin is available for free download from the wordpress plugin directory or from Aakash’s dedicated Shortcoder web page.
Thanks to Aakash for a really useful plugin!
Other Shortcode plugins that may be of interest:
synved-shortcodes – This is an interesting plugin from the aspect of creating pre-defined objects and elements.