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How to use WordPress Shortcodes in PHP

Turning WordPress shortcodes into PHP

PHP files and template/theme files on WordPress do not translate shortcodes in regular [shortcode] format.

Instead a very simple solution is to use the shortcode and the do_shortcode function, inside a PHP echo tag opposed from using a function call.

  • Copy and paste the PHP code into your WordPress template file with your shortcode.

To use a specific short code, change the text “instert_your_shortcode_here” to your WordPress theme’s shortcode of choice. That is unless you use a shortcode which looks like: [instert_your_shortcode_here]

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

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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