What is a Shortcode?

Shortcodes in WordPress are little bits of code that allow you to do various things with little effort. Shortcodes allow you to simply embed content into a page or post. For example, a shortcode for embedding the scoop widget might look like this:

In this example above:

  • the shortcode is called widget-v2-html.
  • The shortcode name must be enclosed with square brackets.
  • The shortcode has a prefix [widget-v2-html].
  • The shortcode also has a suffix [/widget-v2-html] – note the slash before the shortcode name.
  • Between the prefix and the suffix are what is know as widget data props – these are values passed to the widget to indicate what content the widget should display and in what format.


What will the widget look like?