Now that you know what a shortcode is and a few ways they’re used, let’s jump into how you can create your own. The most obvious example is inputting shortcodes in your content. As the number of shortcodes on your page/posts increases, so does this load. Shortcodes that come bundled with themes will stop working if you change your theme. The returned output string replaces the shortcode tag in the location it was added. For this example, create a file named “my_custom_shortcodes.php” and save it within the wp-content folder. For our final example, let’s build an enclosing shortcode called [boxed] that outputs any content between its tags in a box with colorful titles. The salcodes_enqueue_scripts() function defines the $post global variable, and then confirms two conditions via: If both conditions are true, the function registers and enqueues the style.css stylesheet included in the CSS folder. Still inside custom-shortcodes.php, add the following line of code: add_shortcode('dotiavatar', 'dotiavatar_function'); Stripe is our payment provider and they may set some cookies to help them with fraud prevention and other issues. (. To better show how shortcodes work, let’s take as an example shortcode of WpDevArt contact form plugin. For instance, adding a copyright notice to your site’s footer. You can use the id and class attributes to style the button since they’re both common CSS selectors. For instance, a user with malicious intent could use the